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The Page Layout Tab


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Excel 2007 Essential Training

with Lorna Daly

Video: The Page Layout Tab

Something I really like in Microsoft Excel 2007 is the Page Layout tab. It presents all of the printing options on your ribbon and they're very easy to access. If you'd like to follow a long with the movie, open up EatCake Inventory list8A. What we're going to take a look at first is the orientation of the information on our screen. I mentioned that in a previous movie that you can change the way the information is presented on your page, so let's see what that does. When I click on the Orientation tab command.
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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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Excel 2007 Essential Training
5h 13m Beginner Jan 31, 2007

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Like the other applications in Microsoft Office 2007, Excel 2007 boasts upgraded features and a brand-new look. In Excel 2007 Essential Training , instructor Lorna A. Daly introduces the new version in detail. The training begins with the essentials of using the program, including how and why to use a spreadsheet, how to set up and modify worksheets, and how to import and export data. Lorna then moves on to teach more advanced features, such as working with functions and macros. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Subjects:
Business Spreadsheets
Software:
Excel
Author:
Lorna Daly

The Page Layout Tab

Something I really like in Microsoft Excel 2007 is the Page Layout tab. It presents all of the printing options on your ribbon and they're very easy to access. If you'd like to follow a long with the movie, open up EatCake Inventory list8A. What we're going to take a look at first is the orientation of the information on our screen. I mentioned that in a previous movie that you can change the way the information is presented on your page, so let's see what that does. When I click on the Orientation tab command.

I now have the ability to change it between Portrait and Landscape. It defaults to portrait, and if you watched the print preview movie, you'll notice that most of the information that we saw in there was shown in a Portrait orientation. I'm going to select Landscape and see how it's going to change the way my information is printed on my page. I'm going to go back up to my Print Preview icon and click, and you'll see now that my information is going sideways on my page. So I have more area to view. And if I had more columns to present, I'd get more information on a page.

It also allows me to print out more pages. So If I do a Landscape orientation, I'm going to get more pages printed out. But more data on the page. If I'm not too happy with this, I can change the orientation back to Portrait very easily by going to the Page Setup icon here on my Print Preview smart page, going over to the Page tab and selecting Portrait. I click OK, close by Print Preview, and then go back into it, you'll see that my information is now presented in a Portrait format.

So you can get to the orientation of a page either by going through the Page Setup icon here, or through the Orientation command on your ribbon. You can identify what size of paper you want to print off by just clicking the Size command here, and by selecting the appropriate size of your page. The print area identifies what information is going to be printed on your page. The default is to print everything on a worksheet. Let's go see what the default looks like by clicking on my Print Preview icon.

So here's my default, it's grabbing all of the information on my page. Let's say I just wanted to print two rows of information. I'm going to click on the Close Print Preview, and I'm going to go back to my table, and I'm going to select the information that I want to print. I'm going to say Print Area, and set the print area, and go back to my Print Preview icon to see what I've selected. Notice I've only got my two rows that I've selected printing on my page.

If that really wasn't what I wanted to do, I'm going to close my Print Preview button again, I'm going to go to my Print Area command and clear the print area. If I happen to sit on the cell A2, click Print Area, say Set Print Area, it's going to give me a warning to say that I've only selected a single cell for printing. So it's reminding you, and making sure that you really wanted to print what you selected.

If I say OK, go up to my Prick Preview icon. You'll notice that only that one cell is selected. So, if we go back to the main screen by clicking the Close Print preview area, you can see that you have a lot of control of the information that's printed on your page. Next we're going to learn how to put in page breaks and set print titles for our printing options.

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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 lynda.com.
 
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