Sometimes, you may want to view two different parts of a worksheet simultaneously - perhaps to make it
easier to reference a distant cell in a formula. Or you may want to examine more than one sheet in the same
Applying a number format to a cell doesn't change the value, but only how the value appears in the
worksheet. Formatting can play a joke with you, e.g., the sum of values seems incorrect because Excel displays a
limited number of decimal places, and their sum is not equal to the real sum.
Excel automatically moves the cell pointer to the next cell down when you press the Enter key after
entering data into a cell, but you can change this behavior to move it up, down, left, right, and even stay
The easiest way to enter a function into a formula is to use the Excel program's Insert Function
In some cases, you may want to sort your data in non-standard ways. For example, if your data consists of
month names, you usually want it to appear in month order rather than alphabetically.
Headers and footers are widely used in the Microsoft Word document, but you should know that Excel has
headers and footers too.
You can make your Excel spreadsheets more appealing by choosing a graphics file to serve as a background for a
spreadsheet similar to the wallpaper that you may display on your Windows desktop.
If you prefer to avoid the empty workbook to be created when Excel starts up, you can do so by editing the
command line that is used to start Excel.
Excel for Microsoft 365 automatically creates one worksheet in each new workbook, but you can force it to
create as many spreadsheets as you need.
The Excel TEXT function enables you to specify numbers and date format.