When you enter a value into your worksheet, Excel determines what type of value it is (number, text, date, and so on) and assigns the cell a format based on that data’s type.
- [Instructor] When you type a value into Excel…the program tries to identify what sort of data…you just entered and assign the cell…an appropriate format.…If you want to assign a cell a format yourself…or if you need to change a format Excel assigned…you can do so using controls on the Home tab of the ribbon.…This workbook contains a worksheet…with four different pieces of data.…The first is a date, the second efficiency rating…which will be expressed as a percent,…then we'll have a number and then a currency…or dollar amount.…
We'll start with the date.…And you might wonder what kind of date 43,291 is.…Well Excel represents dates and times as numbers…and it starts counting from January one of 1900.…So the date 43,291 refers…to the day 43,291 days…after January 1st of 1900.…If you want to see a numerical value…that you know is a date displayed as a date…you can select the cell, in this case that would be cell B3,…and then on the Home tab of the ribbon…click the number format controls down arrow…and then select the type of date format that you want.…
- Creating workbooks
- Manipulating cell data
- Using core functions and formulas
- Formatting worksheet elements
- Creating PivotTables
- Collaborating with others
- Working with charts
- Adding images and shapes
- Saving workbooks
- Printing files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Get Started with Excel
2. Manage Workbooks
3. Work with Worksheets, Cells, and Cell Data
4. Sort, Filter, and Manage Worksheets
5. Summarize Data Using Formulas and Functions
6. Format Worksheet Elements
7. Work with Charts
8. Work with External Data and Objects
9. Explore PivotTables
10. Review and Share Your Spreadsheets
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