Excel is a massive application with 1000s of features and 100s of ribbon (menu) commands. It is very easy to get lost once you open Excel. So one of the basic survival skills is to understand how to navigate Excel and access the features you are looking for.
- Sort: You can sort your Excel data on one column or multiple columns. You can sort in ascending or descending order.
- Filter: Filter your Excel data if you only want to display records that meet certain criteria.
- Conditonal Formatting: Conditional formatting in Excel enables you to highlight cells with a certain color, depending on the cell's value.
- Charts: A simple Excel chart can say more than a sheet full of numbers. As you'll see, creating charts is very easy.
- Pivot Tables: Pivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set.
- Tables: Tables allow you to analyze your data in Excel quickly and easily.
- What-If Analysis: What-If Analysis in Excel allows you to try out different values (scenarios) for formulas.
- Solver: Excel includes a tool called solver that uses techniques from the operations research to find optimal solutions for all kind of decision problems.
- Analysis ToolPak: The Analysis ToolPak is an Excel add-in program that provides data analysis tools for financial, statistical and engineering data analysis.
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