Control-Enter after finishing entering some data into a cell
sets the whole range of selected cells to that value.
On a selection: Enter, Control Enter, Tab, Shift-Tab navigate trought
the selected cells.
Double clicking on a column division automatically adjusts the column
size.
Sheet drawing:
1. Selected background + white margin
2. Grids
3. CEll content
If more than one sheet is selected changes take place on all sheets.
Dates are stored as numbers with the format for the date.
Today's date is inserted with Control-;
Current tiem is inserted as Control-Shift+;
The expression: ="5/12/94"-"3/5/98" yields 68
Date 1 is Jannuary 1, 1900
Texts can be used in a formula:
="Total for "& 1985 displays "Totals for 1985"
Hard carriage returns are entered with alt-enter
Automatic completion of names is done per column (looked backwards)
Alt-down arrow pops up a list of available choices for the autofill
* FORMULAS:
Operators, cell references, values, worsheet functions,
and names.
Arrays: SUM({1,2,3}*4) gets converted to:
SUM({1,2,3}*{4,4,4})
** Operators
*** Arithmetic
+, -, /, *,
% (percent, as in 20%)
^ Exponentiation
*** Comparision
=, <, >, <=, >= <>
*** Text operator
& Concatenates values and returns a string value
*** Reference operator
Range (colon) Produces one reference to all the cells between
and includig the two references.
Union (comma) Produces one reference that includes the two
references
Intersection (space) Produces on reference to cells common
to the two references
** Wierd things
="1"+"2" yields 3, Excel does the converion to integers
="A"&TRUE, Excel convers TRUE to a string: ATRUE
** Display
Control-` Switches between computed formula display and
actual formua display
** References
$ is the absolute cell reference
R[-2]C Two rows above, same column
R[2]C[2] two column down, two right
R2C2 Absolute reference to B2
R[-1] Entire row above the active cell
R current row
=Sheet4!D12+4
='Miguel is a moron'!A1+2
** Functions
They can take any number of arguments
X(number)
They are documented
The arguments are documented
A wizard can be popped up to help with it
*** Types
Database and list management functions
Date and time functions
DDE and external functions
Engineering functions
Financial functions
Information functons
Logical functions
Lookup and reference functions
Math and trigonometric functions
Statistical functions
Text functions
** Errors
#####
Result too big to fit in scell
#DIV/0
Division by zero
#N/A
#NAME?
#NULL!
#NUM!
#REF!
#VALUE!