Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting Excel
After carefully reviewing the requirements document (Figure 1–2 on page EX 4) and
necessary decisions, the next step is to design a solution or draw a sketch of the worksheet
based on the requirements, including titles, column and row headings, location of data
values, and the 3-D Clustered Column chart, as shown in Figure 1–3 on page EX 5. The
dollar signs, 9s, and commas that you see in the sketch of the worksheet indicate formatted
numeric values.
With a good understanding of the requirements document, an understanding of the
necessary decisions, and a sketch of the worksheet, the next step is to use Excel to create
the worksheet and chart.
Starting Excel
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want
your screen to match the fi gures in this topic, you should change your computer’s resolu-
tion to 1024
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, read
Appendix E.
To Start Excel
The following steps, which assume Windows Vista is running, start Excel based on a typical installation of
Microsoft Offi ce on your computer. You may need to ask your instructor how to start Excel for your computer.
Note: If you are using Windows XP, see Appendix F for alternate steps.
Click the Start button on the
Windows Vista taskbar to display
the Start menu.
Click All Programs at the bottom of
left pane on the the Start menu to
display the All Programs list.
Click Microsoft Offi ce in the
All Programs list to display the
Microsoft Offi ce list (Figure 1–4).
Windows Vista
displays programs
and folders on the
Start menu above
the Start button
Offi ce
Microsoft Offi ce list
shows contents of
Microsoft Offi ce folder
Microsoft Offi ce
Excel 2007
Vista taskbar
right pane of Start menu
shows commonly used
folders and commands
All Programs list is
displayed in left pane
of Start menu
Figure 1–4
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