Excel Tutorial For Beginners



Microsoft Excel Video Tutorials For Beginners

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Enter Credit Card Numbers In Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Make Gantt Chart in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: Pivot Tables

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to use IF function for logical calculation

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to use data filtering in MS Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Concatenate Function to Join Cells Together

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to create graphs in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Insert Cells in Data Tables in MS ExceI

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert Values From One Measurement System to Another

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert Numbers to Text

Excel Tips For Noobs: How To Add Diagonal or Crossed Lines to a Cell

Excel Tips Tutorials: How to Make A Pie Chart in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips: How to Solve Circularity Errors With Iterations

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Use Vlookup in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to use SUMIF, COUNTIF and AVERAGEIF Functions in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Conditional Format in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Connect Links to Excel Worksheets

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Write Formulas In Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Find and Replace Values in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: VBA Visual Basic for Application For Beginners in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Trim, Upper, Lower and Proper In Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert a PDF File to Editable Excel File

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Find and Select Content or Cells in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Merge Styles and Themes of Old and New Excel Versions 2003 2007 2010 2013

Excel Tips Tutorial: Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Draw a Line Through a Word in Excel - Strikethrough

Excel Tips Tutorial: Horizontal Text Alignment in Excel (General, Left, Center, Right, Fill, Justify, Center across Selection and Distributed)

Excel Tips Tutorial: Vertical Alignment in Excel (Top, Center, Bottom, Justify, and Distributed)

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Display Text at a 45 Degree Angle (Diagonal Text)

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to add a Background Image (Picture) to an Excel Worksheet

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Format Painter to Copy and Paste Cell Formats

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Cell Styles to Format Cells

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Change the Default Style of an Entire Excel Workbook Using Cell Styles

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Create Your Own New Cell Style in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: Understanding and Applying Themes in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Pin Important Excel File to the Recent Files List

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Add Folders to the Favorites List in the Open Dialog Box

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Save Excel Workbook Files

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Change the Default File Type to Save Excel Workbooks

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Open and Recover an Unsaved Excel File

Excel Tips Tutorial: Rules for Filenames in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Print Only an Excel Chart without Printing out the Entire Worksheet

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Remove Formula Error-Checking Smart Tags

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Stop Automatically Creating Calculated Columns in Excel Tables

How to Name an Excel Table

Excel 2013 Tutorial: How to Refer to a Named Cell as a Constant

Excel Concatenate Function Tutorial - How to Join Text in Excel

How to Use If Else If Function in Excel 2013 - Nested If Function in Microsoft Excel

Excel Worksheets Tutorial for Microsoft Excel 2013

Absolute, Relative and Mixed Cell Reference Excel Tutorial

Excel 2013 Tutorial Creating and Opening Workbooks in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 Tutorial The Function Library

How to Share Workbooks in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Save and Save As Excel 2013 Tutorial

How to Recover Unsaved Files in Excel 2013 with the Auto Saved Feature

How to Export Excel Files to PDF Other Different File Types

Basic Excel 2013 Functions Tutorial

Excel Tutorial How to Use Nested Functions

How to Use GoTo Special in Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel Page Layout Tutorial

Microsoft Excel Tutorial Page Breaks, Headers and Footers

Excel 2013 Tutorial How to Format Fonts in Excel

How to Create a Custom List in Excel Tutorial

Data Validation Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial - How to Restrict Entering Data in a Cell

Understanding Excel Charts Tutorial

How to Create a Basic Chart in Excel Step by Step Tutorial

How to Create and Use a Pivot Table in Microsoft Excel 2013 - Excel Pivot Table Tutorial

How to Pivot Data with Excel Pivot Tables Tutorial

How to Create a Macro in Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013 Worksheet Template Tutorial How to Create

Drop Down Lists Tutorial in Excel 2013

How to Reference Formulas and Data on other Excel Worksheets Worksheets Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel Data Forms Tutorial Microsoft Excel 2013

How to Insert Drawing Objects into your Excel Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel LOOKUP Function Tutorial Microsoft Excel 2013

Excel Workbook and Worksheet Objects Tutorial

Excel Tutorial: Variables in Microsoft Excel Visual Basic Application (VBA)

Excel VBA Tutorial: If Then and Else Statement in Microsoft Excel (VBA) Visual Basic Application

Excel Events Tutorial: Visual Basic Application Evens in Microsoft Excel 2013


Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Essentials of Formulas and Functions in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Operators and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Order of Operations Operator Precedence (PEDMAS)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Worksheet Functions and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Insert Functions in Excel (Manual, AutoComplete, Function Library, Insert Function Dialog Box)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use Functions and Cell Range Names

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Search for and Insert Functions Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: The Insert Function and Function Arguments Dialog Boxes

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Reference for Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Formulas and Funtions in the Tables Total Row

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Tables Formula Cell Reference

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Circular Reference and Enabling Iterations to Fix Circular Reference Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Formula Errors

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Turn Off Automatic Calculations for Excel Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Define Cell Names and Refer to Named Cells in Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Name Formulas in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Range Names References and Intersects


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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Insert Functions in Excel (Manual, AutoComplete, Function Library, Insert Function Dialog Box)

In Excel there are many different ways to enter formulas and functions into a cell. You can enter formulas and functions using one of the methods listed below.

  • Manually
  • AutoComplete
  • The Function Library
  • Insert Function Dialog Box

Inserting Functions Manually

If you have made it this far into our lessons, you should already know how to enter a function into a cell manually. We will remind you just in case. To insert a function manually you need to first enter the equal sign (=) into the cell follow by the function. You will then enter your arguments inside the parenthesis.

Inserting Functions Using AutoComplete

In Excel 2007 Microsoft introduced the Formula AutoComplete Feature making entering formulas much easier and less error prone. Suppose you want to enter a formula but you donít know the formula in Excel. When you begin to enter a formula into a cell the Formula AutoComplete Feature provides a quick easy list of formulas along with a descriptions of which each formula does.

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Excel Functions Tutorial Formula Autocomplete


  • In cell C13 enter the = and type the letter A after the equal sign. You will notice that a list appears providing you with a list of all functions that begin with the letter A.
  • Click on the different functions in the list and you will see that descriptions is provided for each function.
  • Continue scrolling through the list until you find the Average Function .

  • Average Function AutoComplete List

  • Select and double click on the Average Function and it will be entered into your cell with open parenthesis. It is your job to fill in the arguments and close the parenthesis. You can see that there is a box that lets you know how you are supposed to enter the arguments into the parenthesis.

  • Average Function  in Excel

  • Select the range of cells C3 through C12 and then close the parenthesis and press enter.

Average Function AutoComplete
Average Function AutoComplete

Inserting Function using the Function Library

Another way to insert functions in Excel is to use the Function Library which is located in the ribbon under the Formula tab. The Function Library contains nine different buttons to help you find the formula you need. These buttons are AutoSum, Recently Used, Financial, Logical, Text, Date & Time, Lookup & Reference, Math & Trig, and More Functions.

Excel Function Tutorial Function Library


AutoSum

If you select a cell and click the AutoSum button it will find the sum of the values in the cells directly above or to the left of the cell.

If you click on the AutoSum drop-down menu you will find a list of other commonly used functions. When you select one of these functions from the menu it will work just as the AutoSum button did except the function will be different. For example, if you selected a cell and then selected the Average function from the AutoSum menu, Excel would find the Average of all consecutive numerical values entered into the cells directly above or to the left of the cell.

Recently Use

The Recently Used button is useful because it provides you with a list of the most recently used functions. More than likely you are to use these function again so Excel has made this button available to you to make your use of Excel more efficient.

Financial

Here you can find financial functions such as the Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and many other formulas used in the world of Finance.

Logical

You can browse this list to find logical function such as the IF function.

Text

Here you will find functions related to text. These are function such as the PROPER function which converts names and titles to their correct grammatical format. These functions do not calculate numbers.

Date & Time

The Date & Time button list functions used to make calculation related to dates and time. For example, you would find the NOW function in this list. The NOW function will always provide the exact date and time in the cell that it is inserted in.

Lookup & Reference

Here you can find functions that help you work with arrays of data. You will find functions such as the VLOOKUP function which looks up a supplied value in the first column of a table, and returns the corresponding value from another column.

Math & Trig

Here you can find all the functions and formulas you learned in your high school and college math classes. You will find functions such as the Square Root (SQRT) function which finds the square root of a number.

More Functions

Under this button you will find even more categories of functions. Here Excel provides a list of Statistical functions, Engineering functions, Cube functions, Information functions and Compatibility functions.

more functions in excel

Insert Function Dialog Box

Excel Tutorial Insert Function Dialog Box
The Insert Function Dialog Box is a very useful tool for finding and inserting functions in Excel. With this dialog box you can type a description of the formula you need or you can select functions from a category.

You can access the Insert Function Dialog Box in many different ways.

  • Click on the Formula tab from the Function Library select Insert Function.

  • Select the Insert Function command which is at the bottom of all the formulas list in the Function Library group.
  • Click the Insert Function icon located directly to the left of the Formula Bar..

Find the next tutorial in the links below.


Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Essentials of Formulas and Functions in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Operators and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Order of Operations Operator Precedence (PEDMAS)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Worksheet Functions and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Insert Functions in Excel (Manual, AutoComplete, Function Library, Insert Function Dialog Box)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use Functions and Cell Range Names

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Search for and Insert Functions Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: The Insert Function and Function Arguments Dialog Boxes

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Reference for Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Formulas and Funtions in the Tables Total Row

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Tables Formula Cell Reference

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Circular Reference and Enabling Iterations to Fix Circular Reference Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Formula Errors

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Turn Off Automatic Calculations for Excel Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Define Cell Names and Refer to Named Cells in Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Name Formulas in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Range Names References and Intersects