Excel Tutorial for Beginners | Excel Made Easy | Summary and Q&A

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February 4, 2021
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Excel Tutorial for Beginners | Excel Made Easy

TL;DR

This tutorial provides a brief overview of Excel, including how to navigate the application, create a workbook, input values, use formulas, format cells, and perform basic functions.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How do you save a new workbook in Excel?

To save a new workbook in Excel, you can click on the "Save" button in the toolbar or press the shortcut key "Ctrl + S". Then, choose the location where you want to save the workbook and provide a filename.

Q: How can you add multiple sheets to a workbook in Excel?

To add multiple sheets to a workbook in Excel, you can click on the "+" icon located next to the existing sheet tabs. This will create a new sheet. You can continue clicking on the "+" icon to add more sheets as needed.

Q: What is the formula bar used for in Excel?

The formula bar in Excel is used to view and edit the contents of a cell. It displays the contents of the selected cell, including any text or formulas. You can also directly input or edit cell contents in the formula bar.

Q: How can you reference a range of cells in Excel?

To reference a range of cells in Excel, you can use the address of the top-left cell and the bottom-right cell of the range, separated by a colon. For example, the range from cell D4 to F7 would be referenced as "D4:F7" in formulas.

Q: How can you quickly select an entire column in Excel?

To quickly select an entire column in Excel, you can use the shortcut key "Ctrl + Space". This will select the entire column where the cursor is located. If you want to select multiple columns, you can hold down the "Shift" key and use the arrow keys to expand the selection.

Q: How can you collapse the ribbon in Excel?

To collapse the ribbon in Excel, you can click on the arrow icon located on the right side of the ribbon. This will hide the ribbon and maximize the workspace. You can click on any tab to temporarily show the ribbon, or press the shortcut key "Ctrl + F1" to toggle the ribbon on and off.

Q: How can you merge cells and center the content in Excel?

To merge cells and center the content in Excel, you can select the cells you want to merge, click on the "Merge & Center" button in the toolbar (in the "Alignment" section), or right-click and choose "Merge Cells" from the context menu. This will combine the selected cells into one cell and center the content.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The video provides an introduction to Excel, covering topics such as creating a blank workbook, saving a workbook, and adding sheets and cells.

  • It explains the concept of cell addresses, the formula bar, and the name box, as well as how to navigate the Excel grid and select multiple rows and columns.

  • The video also discusses range references, using the selection handle, the move handle, and the fill handle, as well as formatting cells, merging cells, and using shortcuts.

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