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You may find yourself wanting to add special characters into your document. You can do that quite easily with the Insert Special Characters dialog. For example, let me go into this cell and add a registered trademark symbol after the word Microsoft. I can go Insert > Symbol, and from the list of special characters, choose the registered trademark, here it is, and click Insert, or I could click and drag that into place. If you change your font set you're going to change the characters that are available, and while we're on this page, let me close this dialog, this text has been imported earlier. You may remember we imported it from the web, from the Microsoft web site. It's a small segment of text that was brought in from the overview of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 2003. Now when we imported it from the Microsoft web site, it was nearly perfect. I went ahead and made this mess just so I could show you the next function. Sometimes when you're importing data from various data sources, you'll end up with a less than perfect text layout. As you can see here, there are far too many spaces in this text and it's probably because it came from a very dirty data source. One of the functions that we have at our disposal that is intended to work with text, is the Trim function. You'll say =TRIM, and we'll tell it to look at A2. The result is all of the extra spaces being trimmed out of that statement and now it's a nice complete sentence again.
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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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Special characters

You may find yourself wanting to add special characters into your document. You can do that quite easily with the Insert Special Characters dialog. For example, let me go into this cell and add a registered trademark symbol after the word Microsoft. I can go Insert > Symbol, and from the list of special characters, choose the registered trademark, here it is, and click Insert, or I could click and drag that into place. If you change your font set you're going to change the characters that are available, and while we're on this page, let me close this dialog, this text has been imported earlier. You may remember we imported it from the web, from the Microsoft web site. It's a small segment of text that was brought in from the overview of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 2003. Now when we imported it from the Microsoft web site, it was nearly perfect. I went ahead and made this mess just so I could show you the next function. Sometimes when you're importing data from various data sources, you'll end up with a less than perfect text layout. As you can see here, there are far too many spaces in this text and it's probably because it came from a very dirty data source. One of the functions that we have at our disposal that is intended to work with text, is the Trim function. You'll say =TRIM, and we'll tell it to look at A2. The result is all of the extra spaces being trimmed out of that statement and now it's a nice complete sentence again.

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