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Get to know Excel 2010: Create your first spreadsheet

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.



To do math in Excel, start by typing:

Parentheses

Numbers

An equal sign.


To add a new column, click a cell in the column to the left of where you want the new column.

True.

False.


To add a new row, click a cell in the row immediately below where you want the new row.

True.

False.


To delete a column or a row, you click in the column or row you want to delete, and then:

Press the Delete button.

On the Home tab, in the Cells group, click the Format button.

On the Home tab, in the Cells group, click the Delete button.


To print a spreadsheet, you:

Click the File tab.

Right-click in a cell.

Click the Home tab.

You type in the active cell.

True.

False.

Use AutoSum to get an average.

True.

False.

You want to type the days of the week. To get Excel to type the list for you, type the first day, move the cursor to the lower-right corner of the cell, and then:

Wait until the cursor turns into a white plus sign.

Right-click the lower-right cell corner.

Wait until the cursor turns into a black plus sign.

In a new spreadsheet, you must start typing in cell A1.

True.

False.

To fill in a series of numbers, such as 2, 4, 6, 8, type the first number, move the cursor to the lower-right cell corner, and drag down (or across).

True.

False.

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