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The equal sign precedes a formula.

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The most common error when entering a formula is to reference the wrong cell in the formula.

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An asterik (*) following a cell refernce in a formula is the arithmetic operator that directs Excel to perform the division operation.

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The arithmetic operator, ^, directs Excel to perform the division operation.

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As in algebra, you can use brackets to override the order of operations Excel follows to perform formula calculations.

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Moving from left to right, the first calculation in the order of operations is negation.

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Point mode allows you to select cells for use in a formula by using your finger or the pointer

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Using Point mode to enter formulas often is faster and more accurate than using the keyboard to type the entire formula.

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The Insert Options button lists formatting options.

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Excel has more than 400 functions that perform just about every type of calculation you can imagine.

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Clicking the Create Function box opens the Function Arguments dialog box.

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The Sum button menu allows you to enter one of five often-used functions easily into a cell.

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Excel attempts to guess which cells you want to include in the function by looking for ranges that are adjacent to the selected cell and that contain numeric data.

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The range automatically selected by Excel is always correct.

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You can use the arrow keys to complete an entry in Point mode.

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The AVERAGE function requires that the argument be included within parentheses following the function name.

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To use Range Finder to verify that a formula contains the intended cell references, click or tap the cell with the formula you want to check.

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When you click the Decrease Font Size button, Excel assigns the next highest font size in the Font Size gallery.

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The default font for the Basis theme is different than the default font for the Office theme.

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You can click the Format Cells Dialog Box Launcher to open the Format Cells dialog box.

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