What is Excel?
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program distributed by Microsoft. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated. Columns can easily be totaled and sorted, making this tool very useful for business and everyday needs.
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What is the purpose of Excel?
Microsoft Excel can be used to keep track of data in a simplified database. Excel is designed to perform basic and complex mathematical computations and functions. In addition to performing arithmetic operations, Excel allows users to sort information and it assists in identifying data trends. Excel has the ability to graph (bar, pie and line chart) data from the spreadsheet. Experience with Microsoft Excel is useful for math, science, and business courses.
How do I download Excel on my device?
Microsoft Excel is part of Microsoft 365 suite. See instructions on how to download the suite on your laptop/computer here and your phone here.
To learn more about Excel, follow this link for videos. Also, training for this software is available at the University of Southern Indiana by enrolling in CIS151.