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Excel lists have now become tables

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Video: Excel lists have now become tables

If you've been looking for the list feature in Excel 2007, you can stop. It's not available any more. It's been replaced by a new feature called Excel Tables. Let's see how this works. In order to do this we need some information to work with. I've opened the EatCake Inventories List spreadsheet included, included in your Exercise Files. If you'd like to follow along and do that, please open that file now. You'll see this is a basic list of information, but I'd like to use the table functionality in Excel to really be able to enhance the information that I'm looking at. To do that, you select a cell within the area of the table and go to Insert tab.

Excel lists have now become tables

If you've been looking for the list feature in Excel 2007, you can stop. It's not available any more. It's been replaced by a new feature called Excel Tables. Let's see how this works. In order to do this we need some information to work with. I've opened the EatCake Inventories List spreadsheet included, included in your Exercise Files. If you'd like to follow along and do that, please open that file now. You'll see this is a basic list of information, but I'd like to use the table functionality in Excel to really be able to enhance the information that I'm looking at. To do that, you select a cell within the area of the table and go to Insert tab.

In the first group, you'll see the Table grouping of commands, and the Create Table button. By selecting the Create Table button, it's going to automatically default to the information that you have on your spreadsheet. In the dialogue box that pops up, it's going to confirm that we are actually looking at all of the information that's going to be included in your table. You can also see it visually by the rotating neon indicator around the information that's included in your spreadsheet. You'll also want to tell the Create Table command that your table has headers, by making sure that you have the check box selected in the area that I'm pointing to here.

Once you've set that up, you click OK, and your table is created. It's default to the last table style that we were working with, which is blue. If you take a look at the ribbon now, you'll see that we have a new Table Tools tab available for us to look at. This Table Tools tab gives us easy access to some commands that we've already explored, such as removing duplicates, and playing with the table styles. It also allows as to define our own table style options, work with external data so that we could import this information and make it real time, as well as doing simple things like re-naming your table. I'm going to rename this table to be InventoryQ1, so that this is distinct from any other tables that we may be working with.

In working with this table, you'll notice that I might have AutoFilter options in all of the column headers in the top row of my table. And if I wanted to sort on it, I can simply click on the downward pointing arrow, select the area that I'm interested in taking a look at, for example Flour-Pastry, and it will sort the information, and just present the information to me that I'm looking at and interested in at the time. If I want to remove that sorting option, I simply click on the sort filter, select all of my options, click OK, and my table is restored.

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Excel 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 36s
    1. Welcome
      36s
  2. 10m 57s
    1. Why use a spreadsheet?
      1m 44s
    2. What's changed in Excel 2007?
      5m 37s
    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 15s
    1. Opening old worksheets
      2m 24s
    2. Adding and deleting worksheets
      3m 18s
    3. Inserting and deleting cells
      6m 53s
    4. Freezing areas of a worksheet
      3m 40s
  5. 20m 51s
    1. Width and height
      7m 25s
    2. Numeric formats
      2m 21s
    3. Alignment of data
      3m 19s
    4. Playing with fonts
      2m 58s
    5. AutoFilter
      2m 21s
    6. Formatting as a table
      2m 27s
  6. 21m 31s
    1. Removing duplicates
      6m 1s
    2. What is Conditional Formatting?
      2m 21s
    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 16s
    1. Excel lists have now become tables
      2m 34s
    2. Converting text to columns
      3m 11s
    3. Sorting and Grouping
      5m 9s
    4. Creating a summary report
      1m 22s
  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 50s
    1. Using templates
      3m 50s
  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 44s
    1. Why create a chart?
      2m 12s
    2. Creating your chart
      3m 37s
    3. Modifying your chart
      6m 46s
    4. Laying out your chart
      4m 9s
  21. 17m 23s
    1. What are PivotTable reports and PivotChart reports?
      2m 32s
    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 57s
    1. Why use macros?
      2m 14s
    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
      22s

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