Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Introduction
Personal Budget Worksheet
Income
Wages
Dividend
January
$99,999.99
December
$99,999.99
Total
$99,999.99
sketch of
worksheet
and chart
Total
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
Expenses
January
December
Total
Rent
Food
Tuition
Books
Entertainment
Car payment
Gas
Miscellaneous
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
One of the few
differences between
Windows 7 and
Windows 8 occurs in the
steps to run Excel. If you
are using Windows 7,
click the Start button,
type Excel in the
‘Search programs and
les’ text box, click Excel
2013, and then, if
necessary, maximize the Excel
window. For detailed
steps to run Excel in
Windows 7, refer to the
office and Windows
chapter at the beginning
of this topic. For a summary
of the steps, refer to the
Quick Reference located
at the back of this topic.
Total
Net
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
$99,999.99
Monthly Expenses
Legend of Expenses
Figure 1– 3
To Run Excel and Create a Blank Workbook
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you
want your screens to match the gures in this topic, you should change your screen’s
resolution to 1366 3 768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution,
refer to the office and Windows chapter at the beginning of this topic.
The following steps, which assume Windows is running, use the Start screen
or the Search box to run Excel based on a typical installation. You may need to ask
your instructor how to run Excel on your computer. For a detailed example of the
procedure summarized below, refer to the office and Windows chapter.
BTW
BTWs
For a complete list of the
BTWs found in the margins of
this topic, visit the BTW resource
on the Student Companion Site
located on www.cengagebrain
.com. For detailed instructions
about accessing available
resources, visit www.cengage
.com/ct/studentdownload or
contact your instructor for
information about accessing
the required les.
If you are using your
nger on a touch screen
and are having difculty
completing the steps in
this chapter, consider
using a stylus. Many
people nd it easier to be
precise with a stylus than
with a nger. In addition,
with a stylus you see the
pointer. If you still are
having trouble
completing the steps with a
stylus, try using a mouse.
1
Scroll the Start screen for an Excel 2013 tile. If your Start screen contains an Excel 2013
tile, tap or click it to run Excel and then proceed to Step 5; if the Start screen does not
contain the Excel 2013 tile, proceed to the next step to search for the Excel app.
2
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen or point to the upper-right corner of the
screen to display the Charms bar and then tap or click the Search charm on the Charms
bar to display the Search menu.
3
Type Excel as the search text in the Search box and watch the search results
appear in the Apps list.
4
Tap or click Excel 2013 in the search results to run Excel.
5
Tap or click the Blank workbook thumbnail on the Excel start screen to create a blank
workbook and display it in the Excel window.
6
If the Excel window is not maximized, tap or click the Maximize button on its title bar
to maximize the window.
 
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