Microsoft Excel Basics Part 3

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 10921

What can animals teach you about spreadsheets? You can put any information you like into a spreadsheet, but you need to format, orient, and print it. Watch these videos and practice until you Excel!

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Technology

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Technology
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Visual
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Otter
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Primary (K-2)
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Techy Fact

The average computer user blinks seven times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20. So, apparently, when we look at a computer screen, our eyes don't need to blink as often. How fascinating!

Microsoft Excel is the most-used software for creating spreadsheets, doing complicated math, and keeping track of numbers and information.

In Related Lessons 1 and 2 of this series, found in the right-hand sidebar, you have learned about many of the formatting tools in Microsoft Excel. Now, it is time to learn how to use a few more-advanced formatting tools!

Check out this Microsoft Excel Basics Part 3 video on Prezi.com:

 

Changing the format of your spreadsheet can be a lot of fun and very creative!

Just like Microsoft Word, you have the ability to change many aspects of your spreadsheet. In the Prezi, you were asked to create your own spreadsheet and change a few of the formatting options. One was the orientation (which direction it faces), and another was making sure your gridlines are printing.

First, we should work on some typing skills. Check out a few of these free typing websites to help build your skills:

Now that you have seen what Microsoft Excel is and how it works, it is your turn to explore!

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