EXCEL 101 Level 1 on a PC CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Basic Functions of Excel CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Formatting Cells Can change property and aesthetics of cells: orientation, size, colour ... Implications of formatting: Only certain text can be entered into cell without receiving error message Can affect formulas (ex. Percentage) CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Formatting Cells Right Click on cell or go to top right menu bar Formatting Cells A menu will appear that will allow you to change the format of your cell Formatting Cells Generally speaking, finance spreadsheets would use accounting or currency formats, each with additional formatting options Formulas: The Basics Add: + Subtract: - Multiply: * Divide: / CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Formulas: The Basics To create a formula: In the cell that you want the answer to be entered, put an equals sign Formulas: The Basics Then click the cell that holds the information that you want in the formula—a letter:number combination will show up in the formula cell and the top bar Formulas: The Basics Enter the sign representing the action you want to complete [+, -, *, /] then click on the cell that represents the second number in the formula or type in the values required for your formula This formula means cell B2 will always equal what is in cell A2 multiplied by 5 Formulas: The Basics To complete the formula, hit ‘Enter’ When you click on the cell, the answer will be in the cell and the formula will be visible in the top content bar Formulas: The Basics To have same formula in other cells, right click to copy the cell and paste it where you want the formula to show up or simply click on the cell and drag from the box in the bottom right of the highlighted cell When you click on the cell, a small box will appear at the bottom right—drag that box to copy the formula Formulas: The Basics A simple formula in action.... Formulas: The Basics An Example involving more complex calculations Shows the calculation of a salary including MERC Auto Features The Auto Sum button is the upper right hand corner of your Excel Menu bar—it has a drop down menu to select other functions Auto Features Auto functions can calculate different pieces of information related to your data: ex. Sum, average, min... Once you click on an auto function, it will highlight the data to be included. Use your cursor to highlight the correct data. Auto Features An Example of Auto sum For Financial Management How can you build a table that captures the information you need for your finances? Building a Table Base headings and columns on information you need to know Insert formulas Test them out! Build a table that is easy for you to read and use! CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Protecting a Table PROS CONS Formulas are safe If you know the password, you can still revise as necessary If you don’t know the password, you cannot revise the formulas Cannot account for changes or mistakes in formulas CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Protecting a Table Purpose: the cells with formulas are protected (ie. you can’t revise them, and the cells that require data are unprotected) All cells are locked by default, meaning if you protect a sheet ALL of the cells are protected Unlock cells that require data input first then protect the worksheet CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Unlocking Cells Click on cells you want to remain open, go to ‘format cells’ and click on ‘Protection’ Uncheck the ‘Locked’ box Protecting a Table Go to the ‘Review’ tab and select Protect sheet or Protect workbook Protecting a Table A menu box will pop up—uncheck ‘select locked cells’ Protecting a Table Enter and then re-enter your password Now the formulas are protected! Revising a Table WHY? Finances: Tax rates have changed Budget items or details have changed Statistics Tracking New funders or changes in funding practices mean they want new/different information Your needs/wants have changed CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Revising a Table In terms of finance, has much to do with revising formulas Your sheet must be unprotected to change formulas Go to the Review tab, click on unprotect sheet, and input your password Unprotect will only be an option if you’ve protected your sheet or workbook! CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Revising a Table Edit your formulas by clicking on the box with the formula The formula appears in the content bar and the cell. Revising a Table Revise the formula in the content bar at the top or in the cell itself; drag or copy and paste to revise the formula in the whole table Was multiplied by 5—now multiplied by 10 Revising a Table Once all the formulas are changed, the cell contents, including the auto sum, immediately change to reflect the new sum Summary Sheet Summary sheets total your data from previous sheets Useful when completing multi-term/multi-year budgets NB. Tables can be copied and pasted from one sheet to the next CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Summary Sheet Create your summary sheet table in the format and style you deem appropriate to capture the information you need Complete a separate table for Year 1, 2, 3 of budget Complete a summary sheet to capture the total budget Summary Sheet To add total data, enter a = in your cell, then go back to the Year 1 sheet and click on the cell data that you require Note that the content bar shows that you are adding data from a different sheet Summary Sheet Before you move to the next sheet, click + Then go to Year 2 Sheet, click on data, hit +, go to Year 3 Sheet, click on data and press enter before going to the summary sheet. The content bar shows your formula. Summary Sheet When you click on the data from the last sheet and hit enter, you will immediately be sent to the summary sheet the total is in the cell If you click on the cell with the total, your formula will show in the content bar. If you change a value on one of your sheets, your total on your summary sheet will change automatically as well. Hiding Panes If you would like to see only specific information, you can hide sections of your chart. Make sure your sheet is unprotected to work on this Hiding Panes Highlight the columns or rows you’d like hidden by clicking on the lettered or numbered bars and right click When you right click, make sure you do so on the letter bar at the top. A menu will pop up and you can click “hide”. Hiding Panes You now have the same information, but only certain panes are visible. Hiding Panes To unhide the panes, highlight the columns on either side of the hidden panes. Right click on the letter bar and click unhide. Remember to use the letter bar to highlight the panes. Freezing Panes This action keeps panes in place while others move when you scroll If we freeze the ‘Position Title’ pane, it will stay in place as we scroll across the sheet. Freezing Panes Highlight the pane you want frozen by clicking on the letter or number bar; go to the view menu and click on ‘Freeze Panes’ It will provide you with three options: select the one most appropriate for your needs CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Freezing Panes The first column has been frozen so as you scroll across the ‘Position Title’ pane remains in place. Header/Footer Go to the Insert menu Click the Header & Footer tab A number of menu options are provided Insert titles, page numbers, dates..... CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Other Applications Statistics tracking Creating graphs and charts Databases of donors, funders, participants.... Sorting and filtering information Project Management CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative The Help Menu The Browse function Search function ? at the top right corner of the page CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Quiz: What did you learn? 1. 2. 3. 4. What is the first thing you enter into a cell to create a formula? How do you protect your formulas? Why would you create a summary page? How do you do it? What else would you use Microsoft Excel? CORE (Centre for Organizational Resilience), For Youth Initiative Questions or Concerns? Contact us at [email protected] Follow us on twitter @fyiCORE

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