Introduction to Excel 2003
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Navigating in Excel

Data Types

Sorting Data

Alignment & Formatting

Importing & Printing


Charts & Graphs

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The Power of Excel

Welcome to Introduction to Excel 2003. This tutorial was designed both for users who are new to Excel or have very little experience using the functionality of Excel. It assumes that you have at least some familiarity with operating Microsoft office applications, for example opening and closing documents and using toolbars. Although it uses what is now the most recent version of MS Excel, you will most likely find that the lessons in this tutorial will work on earlier versions.

Excel offers an enormous number of possible functions, tools and options for use. Because there are so many things to learn about Excel, the approach of this tutorial is to give you a solid understanding of the basic functionality of Excel, show you a few essential tools and then explain some specific uses that you might find helpful for completing tasks and operations related to the library and information science field.

By using this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Put Excel to use for LIS related projects
  • Work within and navigate your way around spreadsheets
  • Enter, format and sort data within cells
  • Import data into Excel
  • Print worksheets
  • Use formulas and functions
  • Develop Charts and Graphs
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