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Excel: The Basics (Video)

For those of us who crunch words instead of numbers, Excel can be intimidating. We don’t know the difference between a workbook and a worksheet, and for sure don’t know to ask about conditional formatting  (a cool way to visually display data).  Then one day your boss asks you to create a report–with numbers. Gulp.

In this video, the Office 911 emergency responders show a beginning Excel user how to add a table to a worksheet so she can better organize and view her data. 

So what’s a worksheet?  It’s the place in Excel where you enter, organize, manipulate, and report data.  A workbook is comprised of multiple worksheets.  Still confused? Watch this short video then visit the Excel Skills Builder page, where you can move at your own speed through Excel lessons for beginners.