Excel - Basic Spreadsheet Formatting and Editing

Excel - Basic Spreadsheet Formatting and Editing

Author: Kellie Polando
  1. To learn how to create, edit, and format an Excel Workbook to organize data
  2. To develop an understanding of how organization of information affects the ability of the user/viewer to comprehend its meaning

In this lesson you will learn how to edit an excel spreadsheet.  The ability to clearly represent data is important if the data is to be meaningful and useable.  Excel allows for the collection and calculation of data.  The more organized the data is the easier it is to use the data to create tables and graphs and calculations

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Lesson Instructions

Step 1

Watch the basic editing video - 13 minutes

Step 2

Watch Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns - 2 minutes

Step 3

Watch MS Excel to Google Docs Video - 8 Minutes


Step 4

Computer Tech Students see Aspen for further instructions


Basic Editing Video

Basic Excel Editing - Part 2, Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns

MS Excel vs. Google Docs Spreadsheets

Google docs provide a limited interface for spreadsheets. Google is free and allows for multiple users to interact with a document at the same time. Because of this it is great for Middle and High School users.