Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding data to a chart from multiple sheets, part of Excel 2008 for Mac Essential Training.
In this lesson we are going to explore a very common scenario when working with multiple sheets in an Excel workbook.…If you want to create a chart and the data that you want to create the chart from exists on separate sheets what do you do?…That's exactly what we are going to cover in this lesson.…Now I have already opened up the file that we are going to use from the Lesson 6 folder of the exercise files…if you have got them and you want to follow along, open up Summary Chart 1 and you will have what I have.…Which is multiple sheets in a single workbook.…Down below you can see that I am currently viewing the expense information sheet, that's what I have right here on front of me,…but there are some other tabs or sheets down here including meals and if you click on the Meals tab,…you can see that meals have been recorded and calculated.…
Same thing goes for Air and Car if I click on that.…If I go over to the Hotel, look at that I have got some data in here…and the total being calculated and same thing for miscellaneous items.…
- Customizing the user interface Using workbooks Adding and removing sheets Restricting input with validation rules Formatting workbooks Using formulas and functions Working with charts Adding, removing, and editing text Aligning and layering objects Creating PivotTable reports Sharing spreadsheets Creating custom templates
Skill Level Beginner
Q: How does one generate an average using cells in columns that are not consecutive i.e. a7,c7,e7...?
A: To get an average of non-contiguous cells, you can either select them individually, or type them in manually. Here are the steps involved:
1. Click in the cell where you want the average to appear
2. Start the function by typing: =average(
3. Now, either type the cells addresses (ie A7,C7,E7) or select each cell by clicking them while holding the Command key.
4. Close off the function with closing round bracket: ) and press Return key
You should see the answer in the cell where you entered the function. Checking the formula bar, your finished "formula" will look something like this:
1. Getting Started with Excel
2. Using Workbooks
3. Working with Sheets and Cells
4. Formatting Workbooks
5. Using Formulas and Functions
6. Working with Charts
7. Working with Text
8. Reviewing Your Work
9. Working with Objects
10. Exploring PivotTables
11. Sharing Your Spreadsheets
12. Creating Custom Templates
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