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Customizing the Microsoft Office Button

Customizing the Microsoft Office Button provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by L… Show More

Excel 2007 Essential Training

with Lorna Daly

Video: Customizing the Microsoft Office Button

Customizing the Microsoft Office Button provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lorna Daly as part of the Excel 2007 Essential Training
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  1. 35s
    1. Welcome
  2. 10m 37s
    1. Why use a spreadsheet?
      1m 25s
    2. What's changed in Excel 2007?
      5m 36s
    3. The Ribbon
      2m 9s
    4. The Microsoft Office Button
      1m 27s
  3. 12m 10s
    1. What's on the Ribbon?
      1m 56s
    2. Making your way around the Ribbon
      2m 12s
    3. Customizing the Ribbon
      3m 8s
    4. Customizing the Microsoft Office Button
      4m 54s
  4. 16m 14s
    1. Opening old worksheets
      2m 23s
    2. Adding and deleting worksheets
      3m 18s
    3. Inserting and deleting cells
      6m 53s
    4. Freezing areas of a worksheet
      3m 40s
  5. 20m 48s
    1. Width and height
      7m 25s
    2. Numeric formats
      2m 20s
    3. Alignment of data
      3m 18s
    4. Playing with fonts
      2m 57s
    5. AutoFilter
      2m 21s
    6. Formatting as a table
      2m 27s
  6. 21m 30s
    1. Removing duplicates
      6m 1s
    2. What is Conditional Formatting?
      2m 20s
    3. Working with Conditional Formatting
      2m 14s
    4. Managing Conditional Formatting rule preferences
      2m 39s
    5. Converting text to columns
      4m 35s
    6. Data validation
      3m 41s
  7. 10m 56s
    1. Templates
      3m 45s
    2. Styles
      3m 35s
    3. AutoFormat
      3m 36s
  8. 12m 14s
    1. Excel lists have now become tables
      2m 34s
    2. Converting text to columns
      3m 10s
    3. Sorting and Grouping
      5m 9s
    4. Creating a summary report
      1m 21s
  9. 6m 44s
    1. Proofing your work
      3m 31s
    2. Providing comments on worksheets
      3m 13s
  10. 11m 43s
    1. Protecting and sharing a worksheet
      3m 57s
    2. Allowing others to edit ranges
      4m 3s
    3. Track Changes
      3m 43s
  11. 22m 43s
    1. Preparing to print
      2m 31s
    2. Print Preview
      3m 33s
    3. The Page Layout Tab
      3m 56s
    4. Page Breaks
      4m 36s
    5. The Page Layout View
      3m 54s
    6. Headers and Footers
      4m 13s
  12. 22m 34s
    1. Adding themes to your worksheet
      2m 53s
    2. Page setup options
      8m 0s
    3. Scale to Fit
      2m 26s
    4. Worksheet options
      5m 29s
    5. Inserting images
      3m 46s
  13. 3m 49s
    1. Using templates
      3m 49s
  14. 17m 48s
    1. Workbook Views
      2m 53s
    2. Hiding and Zooming
      3m 44s
    3. Window Panes
      5m 31s
    4. More screen options
      5m 40s
  15. 8m 16s
    1. Importing from Access
      2m 24s
    2. Using the Import Wizard for text files
      5m 52s
  16. 11m 23s
    1. The Find and Select button
      4m 34s
    2. Find and Replace
      2m 48s
    3. Removing duplicates
      4m 1s
  17. 17m 3s
    1. What are formulas?
      3m 20s
    2. Order of Operations
      2m 50s
    3. Relative and absolute referencing
      4m 54s
    4. The new Formula Tab
      5m 59s
  18. 17m 29s
    1. What are Functions?
      2m 57s
    2. AutoSum
      2m 47s
    3. Minimum
      3m 55s
    4. Trim
      5m 2s
    5. Left
      2m 48s
  19. 19m 51s
    1. Concatenation
      4m 10s
    2. SumIf
      4m 23s
    3. Lookup
      7m 25s
    4. What-If Analysis
      3m 53s
  20. 16m 43s
    1. Why create a chart?
      2m 11s
    2. Creating your chart
      3m 37s
    3. Modifying your chart
      6m 46s
    4. Laying out your chart
      4m 9s
  21. 17m 22s
    1. What are PivotTable reports and PivotChart reports?
      2m 31s
    2. Creating a PivotTable
      4m 47s
    3. Laying out your PivotTable
      2m 30s
    4. Designing your PivotTable
      4m 9s
    5. Creating a PivotChart
      3m 25s
  22. 8m 56s
    1. Why use macros?
      2m 13s
    2. Creating a macro
      4m 31s
    3. Macro security
      2m 12s
  23. 5m 36s
    1. Reviewing a workflow in Excel
      5m 36s
  24. 22s
    1. Conclusion

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Customizing the Microsoft Office Button
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Customizing the Microsoft Office Button provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lorna Daly as part of the Excel 2007 Essential Training


Customizing the Microsoft Office Button

Let's click on the Office button up here and see what that lets us do. Now, if I click on it, you'll see that it brings up our commands that we've already explored. But it also gives me the option to set Excel options for my whole Excel environment. So let's click on that and see what it gives us. What this allows you to do, is it let's you set up the working environments you're going to have for Excel 2007 to be very personal to what is important to you, and the way you like to work, within the application. This popular screen that I see here, allows me to take and enable some different options for working in the Excel environment. Let's take a look at some of the top options for working with Excel.

You can show your Mini toolbar on selection, and this is an example of what that means. That's talking about the pop-up boxes that come, as you hover over different areas and different commands of the environment. For those of you that are brand-new to working at the Excel spreadsheet, this may be a handy feature. For those of you that are seasoned veterans of working in Excel, this might be more of a nuisance then anything. So you can simply deselect that option by clicking on the checkbox there, but for our examples and our movies, we're going to leave it on. This Enable Live Preview is a really interesting, and really powerful option that I think you'd like to leave on, and we're going to explore in subsequent versions. And this gives you the view of what you're going to be changing on your spreadsheet, without having to save it.

In previous computer applications you had to save the information, re-open it, take a look at it, and then if you didn't like it you have to remember what it was you did to get back to the previous spot. In this live preview option, as you hover over the information, you get to see what it looks like. So it shows you how the feature that you're thinking of changing, will change the document that you're looking at. For the versions that we're working in, we're not going into the developer tab ribbon, so if you don't mind, I'm going to leave that one off. You also have your formatting options, what kind of fonts you want to use. What is the default view that you'd like to see in your spreadsheets? Is it the normal view that we've been looking at most often in our movies so far? Would you like to look at the Page Break Preview or the Page Layout view? For those of you that these views are a little bit new to, don't worry, we'll be seeing them more later.

You can also personalize your copy of Microsoft Office. if we take a look at the Formulas tab, it allows you to change the different options, the calculating options. how you'd like to work with formulas, would you like air checking turned on, so that it tells you you've made mistakes in your formula creation right off the bat? And what kind of rules would you like to put on those? Again, for the more advanced users of Excel, you could come in here and customize things to your hearts content, for those of you that are brand-new, I'd go with the defaults. Under the Proofing options, you can identify whether you'd like AutoCorrect options set right off the bat.

What does this do for you? Well, if we click on the window very quickly, if you're like me and you're not the best speller in the world, you may want to place your most commonly misspelled words in here. So for example, if I always spell received with the e before the i, I can change it to the i before the e, and place it in. You'll also see that there's other commonly misspelled words in my list right away. You have your different Save options under your Save commands.

How would you like to save the work when you click on a Save button? And here's the--my special auto recover, do you want to save it every 10 minutes so that you never really lose your information? This is a godsend for those of you that are brand-new to working with computers. You also have the ability to customize the visual appearance of your workbook. You also some Advanced options and again, these are for the people that are very, very used to working with the Excel spreadsheets. You can change your editing options, you can work with what you would like to do with copying and pasting, change some print options, work with your display, looking at your formulas. So you can see that there's a lot of information that you can change here in your worksheets. This Customize screen might be familiar to those of you that looked at our previous movie on how to customize the Quick Access toolbar, is also presents for you here, under the Excel Options menu.

The last three options, the Add-Ins, the Trust Center, and Resources are for more advanced users of the spreadsheets. Add-Ins allow you to select different and-ins that you would like to manage within the Microsoft Office environment. The Trust Center gives you some security options for those of you that are setting up securities for organizations. And Resources allows you to identify when you'd like to set up your update checks, how you can run diagnostics, and how you can get in touch with Microsoft.

That's it for setting up the Microsoft Office environment. Now let's get into actually working and modifying with your worksheets, into chapter 3.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Excel 2007 Essential Training .

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Q: When trying to apply the techniques from the “Relative and absolute referencing” video to a worksheet other than the exercise file included with the title, the formulas did not work for the entire worksheet. The formulas would only work when going through the worksheet row by row. What could be causing this to happen?
A: When trying to apply formulas to a whole workshee, here is a tip to try:

If you want to always refer to the same cell then use an absolute reference. For example, always pulling the value from cell A3 would be referenced as $A$3. This will never change no matter where you copy it to in the spreadsheet.

 If you want to reuse the same formula, but with values in different cells,  use the relative reference, A3. This way formula =A3*B3 will become =A4*B4 as you copy it down a column.
Q: In the chapter 7 video "Sorting and Grouping" at approximately 4:05, the author says to go to cell 5 on the worksheet and click on Subtotal to subtotal the grouping. My screen will not allow me to click on the Subtotal option at the top of the page. Is this an issue with my version of Excel?
A: It seems that there is an error in the instructions in this video. The video should have instructed users to do the subtotaling first, then create the table.
Q: Where can I learn more about Excel formulas?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting Excel formulas on





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