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Getting Started with Excel


Getting Started with Excel

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This is a tutorial on using Excel. It includes a simple description of the worksheet and cell (with visuals), guides for entering data, a description of the use of formulas, formatting instructions, chart instructions, and guidelines for printing. Several problems are also included.
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Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: May 15, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 04, 2016
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Submitter: Cathy Swift


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Microsoft Excel
Language: English
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Avatar for Joanne Osgood
14 years ago

Joanne Osgood (Faculty)

This site does provide a basic overview of how to get up and started in using
Microsoft Excel. The language is easy to understand, short, and well thought
out. This could be used to supplement an accounting class or a finance class
where students may be required to use Excel to complete work within the class.
There is a reinforcement assignment given at the end of the tutorial to allow
students to reinforce the skills and concepts introduced in the tutorial.

Technical Remarks:

The site was easy to move through and work with. The order of the topics
presented needs to be re-thought, as more advanced concepts separate basic
concepts; it would be better to keep the basics together and then migrate to the
formula and charting concepts. The material was concise and served as an
introduction, but it lacked 'interest.' Diagrams and screen captures were used
effectively, but adding some color, arrows, images, movement, etc. would keep
the site more interesting and appealing.
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