B. This section lets you insert visual elements, like picture files, pre_built shapes, and SmartArt. You can add shapes and resize, recolor, and reposition them to create intuitive data sets and reports. SmartArt objects are prebuilt diagrams that you can insert text and information into. Theyre great for representing what the data says in another place on your workbook.
B. Visual Formatting Tools: Many of these tools are similar to those found in Microsoft Word. You can use the formatting tools to change the font, size, and color of typed words, and make them bold, italicized, or underlined. It also has a couple spreadsheet_specific formatting options. You can choose which sides of the cell get additional borders, and their style and thickness. You can also change the highlight color of the entire cell. This is useful for creating visually_appealing borders or differentiating rows or columns on large sheets, or for highlighting a particular cell that you want to accentuate.
A. Basic App Functions: From left to right along this top green banner youll find icons to: reopen the Create a Workbook page; save your work; undo the last action performed and display which actions were recorded; redo a step thats been undone; select which tools appear below.
Excel also has close tie_ins with Microsoft Access, a database program, which can add power. In general, Excel integrates best with databases and any dataset requiring many calculations per workbook.