Microsoft Excel Basics Part 1

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 10933

Spreadsheets aren't for making the bed; they're for doing complicated math, keeping track of numbers and information, and even creating artwork! Watch these videos and learn the basics of using Excel!



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Techy Fact

  • Did you know that you can use Microsoft Excel to make artwork?

Check out Amusing Planet's Tatsuo Horiuchi Creates Amazing Art Using Microsoft Excel to see how a man created beautiful artwork in Excel.

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

In this series of Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar, you will explore Microsoft Excel and learn how to use it.

Check out this Prezi Microsoft Excel Basics Part 1 video:

As you saw, Microsoft Excel is very similar in a lot of ways to Microsoft Word. They have a lot of similarities, but they are two completely different programs that are used for different reasons. You are going to explore Excel and create your own spreadsheet.

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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