Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Working with Formulas and Functions
Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Working with Formulas and Functions is a three-lesson basic to intermediate level course. The course guides you through creating, copying and pasting, reviewing, and correcting basic and complex formulas in Excel 2013 using step-by-step hands-on activities.
In Lesson 1 you learn about the syntax of formulas and about Excel’s predefined formulas, called functions. Then you create basic formulas by entering the formulas into cells manually, by using the Sum (AutoSum) feature, and by copying and pasting existing formulas into other cells. You also learn how to use status bar options to quickly find the sum, average, minimum, maximum, and number of values for a range without creating a formula.
In Lesson 2 you learn how to use the Formula AutoComplete feature, how to enter formulas on grouped worksheets, and how to create formulas with 3-dimensional references—references that span worksheets and workbooks. Next you use the Function Library to add the current date and time to a worksheet and to create a formula that performs two logical tests. Then you learn to use defined names and column or row labels as function arguments. Finally, you learn how to apply conditional formatting to formulas.
In Lesson 3 you learn how to use tools that help you identify and correct errors in formulas and other kinds of worksheet errors including the Error Checking feature and the Trace Error icon, the Formula Auditing tools, the Watch Window, displaying a workbook in more than one window and splitting a worksheet into multiple viewing panes, and protecting a worksheet.
Note that this course emphasizes using the traditional keyboard and mouse actions to perform tasks in Excel 2013. Some relevant tips for working with Excel 2013 with a Windows 8 touch-screen device are also provided.
The Napier & Rivers course Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Working with Formulas and Functions Using a Touch Screen emphasizes using finger gestures (instead of mouse actions) and keyboard actions to perform tasks in Excel.