Getting Started in Excel
Articles in the Getting Started section are brief overviews of Excel 2013. If you are already using previous versions of Excel it may still be a good idea to give these articles a quick look over and familiarise yourself with any new additions and changes made in Excel 2013.
Excel 2013 is a spreadsheet program that allows you to store, organize and analyse information. While you may think that Excel is only used by certain people to process complicated data anyone can learn how to take advantage of Excel’s powerful features. Whether you’re keeping a budget, organizing a training log or creating an invoice, Excel makes it easy to work with different kinds of data. Although it is referred to as a spreadsheet a single sheet within a workbook in Excel is more commonly known as a worksheet.
Excel is the most popular spreadsheet program used worldwide and Excel 2013 comes as part of the Office 365 package but can also be purchased on it’s own. This is good news for users who do not want to buy the whole Office suite just to use Excel.
There are other spreadsheet programs available from the companies like Google, Open Office etc. but Excel is by far the most popular and some would argue the most powerful.