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Excel Basics - Learning Objective #2

Excel Basics - Learning Objective #2:

Recognize different cursor types and demonstrate their uses:

Skills and concepts covered:

  • Select
  • Move
  • Resize
  • Autofill
  • Row/Column select

Activities: 

  • Use the select mode cursor to select individual and multiple cells.
  • On Sheet 1, select the cell with numbers in it → Move the cursor onto the cell border → Click and drag the selected cells somewhere else on the worksheet.
  • Select the cell with numbers in it → Move the cursor to the lower right corner → With the autofill cursor, click and drag down 5 rows → Practice completing series information (such as days of the week) using the autofill cursor.
  • Move the cursor to a column heading → When the resize cursor appears, click and drag to adjust the size of the column → Try the same activity with the row heading. 
  • Move the cursor to a column heading → When the column select mode appears, click to highlight the entire column → Try the same activity with the row heading. 

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