Microsoft Excel is a computer application used to create spreadsheets. A spreadsheet is a document composed of one or more tables of information, arranged in rows and columns. Spreadsheets are used to calculate, analyze, and organize data.
To create a spreadsheet in Excel, open the application and click the "New" button. Select "Blank workbook" and click "Create". The application will open a new, blank spreadsheet.
To create a table in the spreadsheet, click in the top left corner of the sheet and drag down and to the right. This will create a row of cells. Type the text "Item" in the first cell and press the Tab key. Type "Price" in the next cell and press the Tab key. Type "Quantity" in the next cell and press the Tab key. Type "Discount" in the next cell and press the Tab key. Type "Total" in the next cell and press the Tab key.
The table should now look like this:
Item Price Quantity Discount Total
To enter data into the table, type the information into the appropriate cells. For example, type "Apple" into the "Item" cell, "1.99" into the "Price" cell, "2" into the "Quantity" cell, and "0.10" into the "Discount" cell. The "Total" cell will automatically calculate the total cost of the item.
To save the spreadsheet, click the "File" menu and select "Save As". Enter a name for the spreadsheet and click "Save". The spreadsheet will be saved in the "My Documents" folder.