About Excel

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Microsoft Excel is a popular computer spreadsheet program. It is commonly used with accounting and statistics, but has a wide range of potential uses. It is fairly easy to learn to use Excel to make simple tables of data with automatic calculations through the use of functions or even accompanying charts or graphs. Excel also includes advanced features using functions and macros.

Excel 2007 uses .xlsx as an extension to distinguish it's proprietary files from those that will open in previous versions of the program. Be cautious when saving files using the latest versions because your spreadsheets will not open on computers using an older version which uses the .xlsx extension.

Accessing Excel

Excel, as part of Microsoft Office 2007, is available in the Computer Center and many other places on campus. Excel is available for Windows or Macintosh, and in theory it is possible to bring your files between platforms.

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