Featuring step-by-step video instructions that cover the most popular and essential Excel 2016 tasks, watching the online videos is like having an expert with you as learn to use the world's number-one spreadsheet tool with confidence. From generating pivot tables and performing financial functions to performing error trapping and building and running macros—and everything in between—this hands-on, friendly guide makes working with Excel easier than ever before. To separate discrete elements from longer entries in the column, all you have to do is manually enter the first element in the longer entry you want extracted into a cell in the same row in an empty column to the right terminated by pressing the down arrow. Left arrow or Shift+Tab Cell to the immediate left. All you have to enter is the starting value for the series.
You can tell AutoFill to create a series that changes by some other value: Enter two sample values in neighboring cells that describe the amount of change you want between each value in the series. In most cases, AutoFill is smart enough to figure out how to fill out the series for you when you drag the fill handle to the right to take the series across columns to the right or down to extend the series to the rows below. Written by bestselling author Greg Harvey, it has been completely revised and updated to offer you the freshest and most current information to make using the latest version of Excel easy and stress-free. For example, to start a series with Saturday and enter every other day across a row, enter Saturday in the first cell and Monday in the cell next door. To display this menu, you click the drop-down button that appears on the fill handle to the right of Jun to override the series created by default. If the thought of looking at spreadsheet makes your head swell, you've come to the right place.
This review is not about Greg Harvey's book nor about the translation thereof. In no time, your Excel skills will go from 'meh' to excellent. When all the entries in the custom list appear in the List Entries list box in the order you want them, proceed to Step 5. Ctrl+Right arrow or End, Right arrow First occupied cell to the right in the same row that is either preceded or followed by a blank cell. Copying with AutoFill You can use AutoFill to copy a text entry throughout a cell range rather than fill in a series of related entries. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding worksheet data to an existing web page, and so much more. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding worksheet data to an existing web page, and so much more.
I now feel that I am an intermediate level Excel user after finishing the book and highly recommend it to someone who like me was a bit terrified using this program because I knew nothing. This weirdness, in the parlance of Excel 2016 spreadsheets, is an error value. Its purpose is to let you know that some element — either in the formula itself or in a cell referred to by the formula — is preventing Excel from returning the anticipated calculated value. By the time you get through the first 4 chapters you will feel very confident that you are able to make a basic spreadsheet. This is your sign that Excel is ready for you to press one of the four arrow keys.
I have it sitting on my Kindle ready to go in case I need it again. Ctrl+Down arrow or End, Down arrow First occupied cell below in the same column that is either preceded or followed by a blank cell. When you release the mouse button or remove your finger or stylus from the touchscreen, Excel fills in the names of the rest of the months Feb through Jun in the selected cells as shown here. If you drag a cell selection with the arrowhead pointer, Excel moves the cell selection. Your one-stop guide to all things Excel 2016 Excel 2016 All-in-One For Dummies, the most comprehensive Excel reference on the market, is completely updated to reflect Microsoft's changes in the popular spreadsheet tool.
It offers you everything you need to grasp basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, importing data, performing statistical functions, editing macros with Visual Basic and beyond. Page Up Cell one full screen up in the same column. For the average computer user like myself this book helped me become proficient in Excel. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! If no cell is occupied, the pointer goes to the cell at the very beginning of the row. If the thought of looking at spreadsheets makes your head swell, you've come to the right place. Pressing and releasing the End key causes the End Mode indicator to appear on the Status bar.
This book served to be a great resource to help me. Suppose that you enter the number 17 in a cell and then drag the fill handle across the row — Excel just copies the number 17 in all the cells that you select. Release the mouse button, and Excel fills the cell selection with the missing months. You can also tell because the entry that appears as the AutoFill tip next to the fill handle while you drag contains the same text as the original cell. . After extending the range with the fill handle, Excel either creates a series in all of the cells that you select or copies the entire range with the initial value. In no time, you'll begin creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, and more.
To have the program fill the selected cells with the formatting used in cell B2 in this case, the cell has had bold applied to it , you select Fill Formatting Only on this menu. As you drag the fill handle, the program keeps you informed of whatever entry will be entered into the last cell selected in the range by displaying that entry next to the mouse pointer a kind of AutoFill tips, if you will. If the thought of looking at spreadsheet makes your head swell, you've come to the right place. Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never gotten a headache from looking at all those grids, this hands-on guide will get you up and running with the latest installment of the software, Microsoft Excel 2016. Appears when the formula calls for division by a cell that either contains the value 0 or, as is more often the case, is empty.