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The File Tab

Home Tab

The Home Tab has a lot of functionality for number crunching built right into it. You can do things like formatting, alignment, inserting and deleting rows or columns, sorting and filtering numbers, applying styles and formatting effects, finding and replacing data and much more using the Tab. The Home Tab has the following groups that you can utilize:

Clipboard Group

The Clipboard group consists of the following commands:

1. PASTE The Paste command, you can then insert the clipboard text into the new location.

2. CUT When you use the Cut option, you remove the source text.

3. COPY The Copy option leaves the source text in place.

4. FORMAT PAINTER The Format Painter copies formatting from one place and apply it to another.

Font Group

1. FONT This command lets user change font face. 2. FONT SIZE This command is used to change font size.

3. BOLD The Bold command makes selected text bold. 4. ITALIC Italic command makes selected text italicized. 5. UNDERLINE This command underlines selected text. The drop down menu lets you customize your underline by letting you choose line type and line color. 6. GROW FONT The grow font command increases the font size of selected text.

7. SHRINK FONT The shrink font decreases the font size of text. 8. BORDER This command lets you apply borders to currently selected cells. You can also choose what type of border you want to apply from the drop down menu. You can also draw and erase borders here. 9. FILL COLOR This fills or colors the background of selected cells. 10. TEXT COLOR You can change the color of your text by using the text color command. Alignment Group

1. TOP ALIGN This command aligns text to the top of the cells.

2. MIDDLE ALIGN The Middle align command aligns the text so that it is centered between the top and the bottom of the cell. 3. BOTTOM ALIGN The bottom align command aligns the text to the bottom of the cell. 4. ORIENTATION This command is used to label narrow columns. You can rotate text here vertically or diagonally so that it fits the column you are labeling.

5. DECREASE INDENT The decrease indent command decreases the margin between the border and the cell.

6. INCREASE INDENT The increase indent command increases the margin between the border and the cell. 7. WRAP TEXT The wrap text is beneficial when you have some long text and you want to keep all the contents in one cell. This is used to make all contents visible within a cell displaying it on multiple lines. 8. MERGE AND CENTER With Excels Merge Cells and Center Text feature, you can spread the contents of several cells into one merged cell. A merged cell is created by combining one or more cells into one new larger cell. It will combine the extra cells into one large cell and center the text within the new cell. Number Group

1. NUMBER FORMAT In this command, you can be able to choose how the values in a cell is displayed whether as percentage, as currency, as a date or time, etc. 2. ACCOUNTING NUMBER FORMAT The accounting number format can let you choose an alternate currency format for a selected cell. 3. PERCENT STYLE This lets you display data as percentage. 4. COMMA STYLE The comma style displays the value of the cell with thousands separator. 5. INCREASE DECIMAL This command shows more precise values by showing more decimal places. 6. DECREASE DECIMAL This command shows less precise values by displaying fewer decimal places.

Styles Group




Cells Group

1. INSERT CELLS This is used to insert cell or column into a sheet or table, or to add a sheet in a workbook.

2. DELETE CELLS This deletes a row or column from the table or sheet. 3. FORMAT CELLS In this command, you can change row height or column width, organize sheets, or protect, or hide sheets.

Editing Group

The two commands that we will talk about here are sort and filter plus find and select. The first one will let you sort data in an ascending or descending order easily. If you want to do asending order, you can select sort from smallest to largest. Conversely if you want to use descending order, you can sort from largest to smallestr. Next you are going to show you the custom sort. Finally the last command that we will take a look at is Find and Select. In here you can be able to find or query a certain name or any other data and let Excel find it through the worksheet.

The Insert tab of Excel 2010 Ribbon is one of the most interesting one to discover and it has so many visually attractive features that will allow users of Excel 2010 to produce amazingly professional looking graphs and tables. The insert button consists of Tables, Illustrations, Charts, Sparklines, Filter, Links, Text, Symbols groups and all these groups consists of many icons that have been designed to provide a perfect Excel 2010 experience.

Charts Group
Charts group is one of the most useful groups of Microsoft Excel 2010 and it has been improved and came around with some new features which were not available with the Excel 2007.

Once you have entered your data and chose the type of chart you need or would like to use, all you have to do is to select all the data you have entered and click on the chart which could be Column, Line, and Pie, Bar, Area, Scatter and some Other Charts. Once you have generated your chart and clicked on it there will appear a Chart Tools option above and it consists of Design, layout and Format groups which enables users of Excel 2010 to format their graphs. Sparklines Group Sparklines is a group of the Insert tab of Excel 2010. Within the Sparklines group there are Line, Column and Win/Loss. Sparklines in Exel are great as they show trend information without taking too much space. Sparkline which enable the users to insert Line, Colum or Win/Loss charts within a single cell. It is a new feature that is only available with Excel 2010. To insert one of these Sparklines to Excel 2010, one has to enter the data to be used and the following screenshot is an example to show how the data should be entered.

Tables Group
Tables are one of the most widely used features of Microsoft Excel 2010 and the previous ones. Excel 2010 tables enable its users to manage and analyze related data and also they make it a lot easier to sort, filter and format the data entered to an Excel 2010 worksheet. It is very easy to insert or draw a table in Excel 2010 since all that is requires is to click on insert and then click on the Table button placed in the Tables group.

Illustrations Group We can also insert pictures, clip arts, shapes, and smart art in the worksheet through the illustrations group. Filter Group It is in the filter group where we can filter or sort our data.

Formulas Tab
Formulas are one of the most frequently used aspects of Excel worksheets and with MS Excel 2010 it is much more easier to enter formulas and do calculations and many other things that require the use of formulas to provide you with quick generating of data and calculations and so on. Function Library, Defined Names, Formula Auditing and Calculation are the groups of Formulas Tab of Excel 2010 and these are basically the mostly needed and used formulas and functions to be used with Excel 2010. The Function Library in 2010 Excel is one of the handiest one of all and it provides Insert Function, Auto Sum, Financial, Logical, Text, Date and Time, Lookup and Reference, Math and Trig and More Functions buttons in Excel 2010.

Page Layout Tab

Themes Group

Themes in Microsoft Excel provide a unique and professional look to your Workbooks. They can do this by using an assortment of font styles, color schemes and graphical effects. Page Setup Group The first Page Setup option is Margins, which lets you control the white space in your document. The Orientation command under the Page Setup Tab lets you toggle between Portrait and Landscape views for printing purposes. Using the Size command is handy if you need to do some specialized paper printing. You can easily switch paper size by selecting Size command and then choosing an Legal from the list. The Print Titles command is quite essential when you are trying to print a lot of information that spans multiple pages. This scenario does apply to our current customer list as it spans over four pages. Scale to Fit Group You can also control the height and width of your Excel Sheet. Under the Height command