Excel Introduction


What is Excel?

Excel is pronounced "Eks - sel"

It is a spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft. Excel organizes data in columns and rows and allows you to do mathematical functions. It runs on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.

The first version was released in 1985 and has gone through several changes over the years. However, the main functionality mostly remains the same.

Excel is typically used for:

  • Analysis
  • Data entry
  • Data management
  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Data analysis
  • Visuals and graphs
  • Programming
  • Financial modeling
  • And much, much more!

Why Use Excel?

  • It is the most popular spreadsheet program in the world
  • It is easy to learn and to get started.
  • The skill ceiling is high, which means that you can do more advanced things as you become better
  • It can be used with both work and in everyday life, such as to create a family budget
  • It has a huge community support
  • It is continuously supported by Microsoft
  • Templates and frameworks can be reused by yourself and others, lowering creation costs

Get Started

This tutorial will teach you the basics of Excel.

It is not necessary to have any prior experience with spreadsheet programs or programming.

Excel Introduction