Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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3. VERIFY FORMULAS in the worksheet.
4. FORMAT the WORKSHEET .
5. CHECK SPELLING .
6. PRINT the WORKSHEET .
At the beginning of step instructions throughout the chapter, you will see an
abbreviated form of this roadmap. The abbreviated roadmap uses colors to indicate
chapter progress: gray means the chapter is beyond that activity, blue means the
task being shown is covered in that activity, and black means that activity is yet to be
covered. For example, the following abbreviated roadmap indicates the chapter would
be showing a task in the 2 ENTER FUNCTIONS activity.
1 ENTER FORMULAS | 2 ENTER FUNCTIONS | 3 VERIFY FORMULAS
4 FORMAT WORKSHEET | 5 CHECK SPELLING | 6 PRINT WORKSHEET
The function, or purpose, of a worksheet is to provide a user with direct ways to accomplish tasks. In designing a worksheet,
functional considerations should supersede visual aesthetics. When designing your worksheet, what steps should be taken to ensure this?
• Avoid the temptation to use ashy or confusing visual elements within the worksheet.
• Understand the requirements document.
• Choose the proper functions and formulas.
• Build the worksheet.
To Run Excel and Create a Blank Workbook
For an introduction
to Windows and
how to perform
basic Windows tasks,
read the office and
Windows chapter at
the beginning of this
book, where you can
learn how to resize
windows, change screen
resolution, create folders,
move and rename les,
use Windows Help, and
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 8 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.
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.
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.
Type Excel as the search text in the Search box and watch the search results
appear in the Apps list.
Tap or click Excel 2013 in the search results to run Excel.
Tap or click the Blank workbook thumbnail on the Excel start screen to create a blank
workbook and display it in the Excel window.
If the Excel window is not maximized, tap or click the Maximize button on its title bar
to maximize the window.