Microsoft Excel Essentials Part 1

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 10984

Spreadsheet is not something you do when making the bed; it's a way of storing, organizing, and manipulating data, and doing complex math! Learn how easy it is to save, store, and cipher with Excel!



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Intermediate (3-5)
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Techy Fact

  • Did you know 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, you will explore Microsoft Excel and how to use it.

Check out the video, Microsoft Excel Essentials Part 1 (below):

As you saw, Microsoft Excel is very similar to Microsoft Word.

They have a lot of likenesses, but they are two completely different programs that are used for different reasons. They are alike because they are made by the same company, so a number of the basic features and functions are the same, such as how you print and save.

In this lesson, and the three that follow, you are going to explore Excel and create your own spreadsheet.

First we should work on some typing skills. Check out 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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