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Microsoft Excel Setup is a software program produced by Microsoft that allows users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. This software is part of the Microsoft Office Setup suite and is compatible with other applications in the Office suite.

A software program created by Microsoft that uses spreadsheets to organize numbers and data with formulas and functions. Microsoft Excel Setup analysis is ubiquitous around the world and used by businesses of all sizes to perform financial analysis.

Microsoft Excel Setup
Microsoft Excel Setup
  • There are numbers of spreadsheet programs but from all of them, Excel is most widely used.
  • People have been using it for last 30 years and throughout these years, it has been upgraded with more and more features.
  • The best part about Microsoft Excel Setup is, it can apply to many business tasks, including statistics, finance, data management, forecasting, analysis, inventory, billing, and business intelligence.

Following are the few things which it can do for you.

  1. Number Crunching
  2. Charts and Graphs
  3. Store and Import Data
  4. Manipulating Text
  5. Templates/Dashboards
  6. Automation of Tasks
  7. And Much More.


A workbook is a separate file just like every other application has. Each workbook contains one or more worksheets. You can also say that a workbook is a collection of multiple worksheets or can be a single worksheet.

You can add or delete worksheets, hide them within the workbook without deleting them, and change the order of your worksheets within the workbook.


A worksheet is made up of individual cells which can contain a value, a formula, or text. It also has an invisible draw layer, which holds charts, images, and diagrams.

Each worksheet in a workbook is accessible by clicking the tab at the bottom of the workbook window. In addition, a workbook can store chart sheets; a chart sheet displays a single chart and is accessible by clicking a tab.


A cell is a smallest but most powerful part of a spreadsheet. You can enter your data into a cell either by typing or by copy-paste. Data can be a text, a number, or a date. You can also customize it by changing its size, font color, background color, borders, etc.

Every cell is identified by its cell address, cell address contains its column number and row number (If a cell is on 11th row and on column AB, then its address will be AB11).

This section explains the basics of Microsoft Excel Setup.

Ribbon: The tabs on the ribbon are: File, Home, Insert, Page layout, Formulas, Data, Review and View. Excel selects the ribbon’s Home tab when you open a workbook.

Workbook: A workbook is another word for your Excel file. When you start Excel, click Blank workbook to create an Excel workbook from scratch.

Worksheets: A worksheet is a collection of cells where you keep and manipulate the data. Each Excel workbook can contain multiple worksheets.

Format Cells: When we format cells in Excel, we change the appearance of a number without changing the number itself.

Find & Select: Learn how to use Excel’s Find, Replace and Go To Special feature.

Templates: Instead of creating an Excel workbook from scratch, you can create a workbook based on a template. There are many free templates available, waiting to be used.

Data Validation: Use data validation in Excel to make sure that users enter certain values into a cell.

Keyboard Shortcuts: Keyboard shortcuts allow you to do things with your keyboard instead of your mouse to increase your speed.

Print: This chapter teaches you how to print a worksheet and how to change some important print settings in Microsoft Excel Setup.

Share: Learn how to share Excel data with Word documents and other files.

Protect: Encrypt an Excel file with a password so that it requires a password to open it.

Functions : Microsoft Excel Setup

Discover how functions in Microsoft Excel Setup help you save time. If you are new to functions in Excel, we recommend you to read our introduction to Formulas and Functions first.

Count and Sum: The most used functions in Excel are the functions that count and sum. You can count and sum based on one criteria or multiple criteria.

Logical: Learn how to use Excel’s logical functions such as the IF, AND, OR and NOT function.

Cell References: Cell references in Excel are very important. Understand the difference between relative, absolute and mixed reference, and you are on your way to success.

Date & Time: To enter a date in Excel, use the “/” or “-” characters. To enter a time, use the “:” (colon). You can also enter a date and a time in one cell.

Text: Excel has many functions to offer when it comes to manipulating text strings.

Lookup & Reference: Learn all about Excel’s lookup & reference functions such as the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH, INDEX and CHOOSE function.

Financial: This chapter illustrates Excel’s most popular financial functions.

Statistical: An overview of some very useful statistical functions in Excel.

Round: This chapter illustrates three functions to round numbers in Excel. The ROUND, ROUNDUP and ROUNDDOWN function.

Formula Errors: This chapter teaches you how to deal with some common formula errors in Excel.

Array Formulas: This chapter helps you understand array formulas in Excel. Single cell array formulas perform multiple calculations in one cell.

Data Analysis

This section illustrates the powerful features Excel has to offer to analyze data.

  • Sort: You can sort your Excel data on one column or multiple columns. You can sort in ascending or descending order.
  • Filter: Filter your Excel data if you only want to display records that meet certain criteria.
  • Conditonal Formatting: Conditional formatting in Excel enables you to highlight cells with a certain color, depending on the cell’s value.
  • Charts: A simple Excel chart can say more than a sheet full of numbers. As you’ll see, creating charts is very easy.
  • Pivot Tables: Pivot tables are one of Excel’s most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set.
  • Tables: Tables allow you to analyze your data in Excel quickly and easily.
  • What-If Analysis: What-If Analysis in Excel allows you to try out different values (scenarios) for formulas.
  • Solver: Excel includes a tool called solver that uses techniques from the operations research to find optimal solutions for all kind of decision problems.
  • Analysis ToolPak: The Analysis ToolPak is an Excel add-in program that provides data analysis tools for financial, statistical and engineering data analysis.