Introduction to Microsoft Excel with JAWS


[Intro music fades out] (Narrator:) Introduction to Microsoft Excel.
Starting Excel and exploring the Excel program window.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application used for many different types of tasks, mostly
related to using and comparing data. People often use Excel to crunch numbers,
create budgets, compare costs and scores, create charts for presenting data visually,
create forms and mailing lists, create inventory and part number lists, and much more! When Office 365 apps are installed on your
computer you typically find icons to launch the apps on your Windows desktop. You may navigate to an icon and press ENTER
or double-click it with the left mouse button to open the app. Alternatively, you may also start typing “Excel” in the Windows search box to find it in the Start menu. I will start Microsoft Excel using the search
edit box in the Start menu. (JAWS:) Search box edit. E X. Excel app. Press right to switch preview. ENTER. Opening – Excel. New. Office list box. Blank workbook. 1 of 7. ALT followed by F, H L. (N:) Microsoft Excel 365 is like the other Office
365 products in overall layout. Initially, the program opens to a startup
screen in the backstage view. This startup screen contains several templates
you can use in Excel. To close this screen and get to a blank workbook,
just press ESC. (J:) Escape. Book one – Excel, sheet 1, blank, A1. (N:) You may move to different parts of the Excel
window that may be open by pressing F6 or SHIFT+F6. The different parts of the window may include:
Title bar at the top of the window The Quick Access Toolbar, on the left side of the title bar. Search (ALT+Q), in the middle of the title
bar Ribbon tabs and lower ribbon groups of controls. A Formula bar. The main program window.
Sheet tab names appear at the bottom of the window. Think of how the divider tabs in a file cabinet
are oriented upward. In Excel, the sheet tabs hang down from the bottom of the window. The Task bar at the bottom of the window and also various task panes and dialog boxes. I will press F6. (J:) F6, Sheet tab, sheet one tab. (N:) That’s the sheet tabs down at the bottom of the page. (J:) F6. Status bar toolbar, status bar. Accessibility checker. Accessibility: Good to go button. (N:) Status bar. (J:) F6, Ribbon, ALT followed by H, Upper ribbon. (N:) Ribbon. (J:) F6. Leaving menus. Leaving ribbon. Blank. A1. (N:) And, back to the worksheet. The default Excel workbook is made up of a single worksheet. The worksheet consists of a grid of columns and rows. The intersection of a column and a row is
called a cell. Column headers are labeled A, Alpha, through Z, Zed, then AA, alpha alpha, through AZ, alpha zed, BA through BZ, that’s B alpha through B bravo zed, and so on up to XFD (that is 16,384 columns). The rows are numbered from 1 to over a million (1,048,576). More columns and rows can be added if necessary, and more worksheets can be created, and they can
also be deleted. Thanks for joining us today! Freedom Scientific, a Vispero brand. If you are interested in other training please visit us on the web at FreedomScientific.com/Training And on YouTube, on our Freedom Scientific Training Channel. [Outro music]

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