Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using pre-defined ledger sheets, part of Excel 2008 for Mac Essential Training.
You know, I have got to tell you, I am kind of excited about this upcoming chapter, because the goal is all about you spending…as little time and as little effort as possible when it comes to building and formatting your Microsoft Excel Workbooks.…I think back to early versions of Microsoft Excel and other applications for that matter, where you would get your data…in there, your formulas, everything got working, didn't look so hot, so you would then spend hours making it look good…by formatting individual cells, rows, columns, fonts, alignment, all kinds of things like that.…
Now, you have got so much automation built into Microsoft Excel,…you can have a very sharp looking Workbook up and ready to use in a few clicks.…So we are going to start off in this lesson looking at something brand new…to Microsoft Excel 2008, I am talking about Ledger Sheets.…Now, I have got an old file open here that we have used in a previous lesson.…You don't need to have this open on your screen.…I just wanted it here as an example of some simple formatting.…
- 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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