Using functions in Excel

    Functions in Excel allow you to speed up caluculations. The easiest way to use functions in Excel is to use the Paste Function button .

  1. Start with Excel running and displaying the worksheet containing the data
  2. Select the cell in which the result of your function should appear and type =.
  3. Push the button and select the function you want to use. If you do not know the name of the function you want to use, use the Office Assistant to find out (click in lower left corner of the past function window).
  4. After selecting a function, a detailed description of the function appears and you can type in the arguments of the function or select them in your worksheet by using the mouse. If the sheet is hidden under the Paste Function window, click the button, which will hide the window. Select the cells and hit enter if the input of te arguents is complete or return to the Past Function window by pushing the button.
  5. As soon as you know how a function works, you can type the function with arguments directly like a formula.