In this video, discover the difference between formulas and functions and see how both workbook elements help you summarize your data.
- [Instructor] Many cell users, myself included,…tend to use the terms function and formula…as if they meant the same thing.…In fact, formulas and functions are quite distinct.…In this movie I will describe the difference…between formulas and functions and show you…how both workbook elements help you summarize your data.…In this workbook I have a single worksheet…and I have a couple of values,…revenue for the years 2017 and 2018.…I want to summarize the data and I can do that…by creating formulas.…A formula is a statement that you type…in Excel worksheet cell that calculates a value.…
In Excel you always begin a formula by typing an equal sign,…as I'll do here in cell B6.…When you do, Excel knows that it should treat…the rest of the text you type into the cell…as part of the formula.…Please note that the very first character…must be an equal sign.…If you type a space or hit the space bar,…then it will not treat it as a formula…even if the next character is an equal sign.…So let's say that I want to do a calculation of two numbers.…
- 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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