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Another useful feature that you'll find in Microsoft Excel when you go to output your work are headers and footers. Headers and footers in Microsoft Excel work almost exactly the way they do in other applications, but there are some presets that they offer that make them speedy and very useful. You can access that from the View menu, Header and Footer. You can expand that if you don't see them and that'll take you to a specific tab in the Page Setup dialog, which we'll talk about next. Here you have your Header drop-down list where you could put on a Page 1 or Page 1 of. You could also put the title of the sheet, if it had one. You can also put information about the author, etcetera. There are many presets here. The same presets exist as a Footer. So whereas you might want to put a title at the Header, you can quickly choose your Page 1 of text for the Footer information. Here where you define your Custom Header and Footer it allows you to build your own and insert any text that you wish. For example let's build a Custom Footer. You'll notice this dialog box that we have three distinct sections that we can work in. This box, anything we add to it will be left-justified. Here, it'll be centered, and over here it'll be right-justified. Since my insertion cursor is sitting in the left section, I can insert a piece of text or I can insert the current page number. I can insert the page of indicator. Let's build one very quickly here. This is Page, space and then I'll insert the code that will properly label this page based on its current page number, of, space, and that's the code that will properly put in the total number of pages in our printed document. On the right-hand section just move my insertion point there, we may want to put the current date and time which is what these two stamps represent. Notice that they're functions in that they're going to be inserted based on the current date and time. Now what I've just inserted will place those two right together. So I'm going to go back, add a comma, and a space, and let's take a look at our Header and Footer.
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  1. 15s
    1. Welcome
      15s
  2. 22m 42s
    1. Spreadsheet uses
      1m 58s
    2. Toolbars and menus
      8m 52s
    3. Moving around
      8m 1s
    4. Getting help
      3m 51s
  3. 18m 42s
    1. Opening new workbooks
      5m 13s
    2. Entering data
      6m 11s
    3. Commenting and saving
      7m 18s
  4. 17m 27s
    1. Opening worksheets
      1m 54s
    2. Add and delete worksheets
      2m 22s
    3. Insert and delete cells
      3m 45s
    4. Worksheet data
      9m 26s
  5. 35m 54s
    1. Width and height
      6m 7s
    2. Numeric formats
      6m 0s
    3. Alignment of data
      3m 42s
    4. Naming cells and ranges
      5m 47s
    5. Naming constants
      1m 51s
    6. Creating lists
      5m 47s
    7. Autofilter
      4m 13s
    8. Designated lists
      2m 27s
  6. 11m 17s
    1. Print options
      5m 50s
    2. Printing and hiding data
      1m 58s
    3. Headers and footers
      3m 29s
  7. 21m 50s
    1. Creating formulas
      6m 30s
    2. Relative and absolute
      6m 1s
    3. External references
      5m 59s
    4. Named constants
      3m 20s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Functions
      7m 46s
  9. 19m 1s
    1. Fonts and merging
      3m 51s
    2. Rotate and indent
      1m 47s
    3. Borders
      2m 40s
    4. Shading and format painter
      2m 29s
    5. Rename and color worksheet tabs
      1m 51s
    6. Working with pictures
      6m 23s
  10. 11m 29s
    1. Templates
      3m 45s
    2. Styles
      3m 54s
    3. Autoformat
      55s
    4. Smart documents
      2m 55s
  11. 13m 12s
    1. Chart terminology
      2m 23s
    2. Chart wizard
      5m 9s
    3. Formatting charts
      3m 22s
    4. Inserting images
      1m 41s
    5. Printing charts
      37s
  12. 4m 59s
    1. File search
      1m 50s
    2. Find and replace
      3m 9s
  13. 8m 16s
    1. Import from Word
      1m 16s
    2. Delimited data
      2m 53s
    3. Import from the web
      1m 48s
    4. Exporting data
      2m 19s
  14. 7m 52s
    1. Consolidation
      5m 11s
    2. 3D formulas
      2m 41s
  15. 5m 32s
    1. Multiple panes
      1m 12s
    2. More screen options
      4m 20s
  16. 13m 34s
    1. If
      2m 21s
    2. Time
      4m 16s
    3. Date and time
      2m 13s
    4. Lookup
      4m 44s
  17. 6m 54s
    1. Compare text
      3m 26s
    2. Concatenation
      1m 47s
    3. Special characters
      1m 41s
  18. 6m 9s
    1. Pivot tables
      6m 9s
  19. 15m 57s
    1. Recording a macro
      8m 42s
    2. Macro menus
      3m 44s
    3. Global macros
      3m 31s
  20. 10s
    1. Goodbye
      10s

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Excel 2003 Essential Training with Mark Swift is a movie-based workshop for users who are new to working with spreadsheets, or those wanting to improve their skills. This workshop begins with a basic overview of the application and quickly advances to cover useful formulas, functions, techniques for enhancing spreadsheets, charts, and much more. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

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Headers and footers

Another useful feature that you'll find in Microsoft Excel when you go to output your work are headers and footers. Headers and footers in Microsoft Excel work almost exactly the way they do in other applications, but there are some presets that they offer that make them speedy and very useful. You can access that from the View menu, Header and Footer. You can expand that if you don't see them and that'll take you to a specific tab in the Page Setup dialog, which we'll talk about next. Here you have your Header drop-down list where you could put on a Page 1 or Page 1 of. You could also put the title of the sheet, if it had one. You can also put information about the author, etcetera. There are many presets here. The same presets exist as a Footer. So whereas you might want to put a title at the Header, you can quickly choose your Page 1 of text for the Footer information. Here where you define your Custom Header and Footer it allows you to build your own and insert any text that you wish. For example let's build a Custom Footer. You'll notice this dialog box that we have three distinct sections that we can work in. This box, anything we add to it will be left-justified. Here, it'll be centered, and over here it'll be right-justified. Since my insertion cursor is sitting in the left section, I can insert a piece of text or I can insert the current page number. I can insert the page of indicator. Let's build one very quickly here. This is Page, space and then I'll insert the code that will properly label this page based on its current page number, of, space, and that's the code that will properly put in the total number of pages in our printed document. On the right-hand section just move my insertion point there, we may want to put the current date and time which is what these two stamps represent. Notice that they're functions in that they're going to be inserted based on the current date and time. Now what I've just inserted will place those two right together. So I'm going to go back, add a comma, and a space, and let's take a look at our Header and Footer.

Here they show you a sample of what you've just built. This is Page 1 of 1, and the current date and time. Also found here in the Page Setup dialog box are your margins. This allows you to adjust the spacing from the defaults for the left, right, top, and bottom of your sheet. We also have our Page Setup. This is where you can set your Orientation; Portrait or Landscape. You can also adjust your document to fit. In this case it will scale the printed material down to fit on your 8.5 x 11 sheet or you can ask it to fit over a number of pages. Here you can set the width of the number of pages and the height of the number of pages. For example, this movie list I may want to fit it on a single page for width and allow it to flow over as many pages as it needs to. Again, you'll see, you can access your Print Preview options, or print right from this dialog, once you have it setup. Let's cancel out of this dialog box. And that's a good overview of printing inside of Microsoft Excel. You'll find that when you have a large job in front of you, those tools will allow you to set up your print job to look as professional as possible.

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