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Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data   TRUE/FALSE           1)            Formatting changes only the appearance of data—it does not affect the data itself

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Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data

 

TRUE/FALSE

 

        1)            Formatting changes only the appearance of data—it does not affect the data itself.

 

 

        2.            Changing the number of decimal places displayed in a cell does not change the value stored in the cell.

 

 

        3.            After you merge a range into a single cell, you cannot realign its content.

 

 

        4.            The Format Painter does not copy formatting applied to selected text within a cell, and it does not copy data.

 

 

        5.            The appearance of non-theme fonts, colors, and effects remains unchanged no matter which theme is applied to the workbook.

 

 

        6.            Conditional formats are dynamic, so a cell’s appearance will change to reflect its current value.

 

 

        7.            A conditional format can make negative numbers red and positive numbers black.

 

 

        8.            Page Break Preview identifies manual page breaks with a dotted blue line and automatic page breaks with a solid blue line.

 

 

        9.            Each header and footer has three sections—a left section, a center section, and a right section.

 

 

        10.          By default, Excel sets the page margins to 0.5 on the left and right margins and 0.75 on the top and bottom margin.

 

 

MODIFIED TRUE/FALSE

 

        1.            Excel organizes fonts into theme and non-theme fonts. _________________________

 

 

        2.            The cell reference for the merged cell is the upper-right cell reference. _________________________

 

 

 

        3.            By default, Excel displays text in a(n) black font color. _________________________

 

 

        4.            The background image does not affect any cell’s format or content. _________________________

 

 

        5.            Calculated values too large to fit into the cell are displayed in scientific notation. _________________________

 

 

        6.            Text and numbers are displayed vertically within cells. _________________________

 

 

 

        7.            A(n) theme is a collection of formatting options that include a specified font, font size, font styles, font color, fill color, and borders. _________________________

 

 

        8.            A(n) conditional format applies formatting to a cell when its value meets a specified condition. _________________________

 

 

        9.                     A(n) footer appears at the top of each printed page. _________________________

 

 

 

        10.          If you want to print only part of a worksheet, you can set a(n) print area, which is the region of the worksheet that is sent to the printer. _________________________

 

MATCHING

 

Match each of the following icons with the description that most closely matches its function.

a.

 

f.

 

b.

 

g.

 

c.

 

h.

 

d.

 

i.

 

e.

 

j.

 

 

 

        1.            Aligns the cell content with the cell’s bottom edge

 

        2.            Increases the size of the indentation used in the cell

 

        3.            Decreases the size of the indentation used in the cell

 

        4.            Vertically centers the cell content within the cell

 

        5.            Aligns the cell content with the cell’s top edge

 

        6.            Decreases the decimal place

 

        7.            Merges the selected cells into a single cell

 

        8.            Horizontally centers the cell content within the cell

 

        9.            Forces the cell text to wrap within the cell borders

 

        10.          Rotates the cell content to any angle within the cell

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

        1.            One of the benefits of Live Preview is that it _____.

a.

lets you see and evaluate different formats as you develop your workbook

b.

shows you what a document will look like when printed

c.

applies thematic styles to your document

d.

allows you to track changes in your document

 

 

 

        2.            When you don’t want to associate a font with a particular design, you use a _____ font.

a.

theme

c.

sans serif

b.

serif

d.

non-theme

 

 

 

        3.            Italic, bold, bold italic, and underline are examples of _____.

a.

font themes

c.

graphics

b.

font styles

d.

character settings

 

 

 

 

 

        4.            In the accompanying figure, an example of a theme font is _____.

a.

Algerian

c.

Arial

b.

Calibri

d.

Batang

 

 

 

        5.            In the accompanying figure, the font in Live Preview is _____.

a.

Algerian

c.

Arial

b.

Calibri

d.

Calibri Light

 

 

 

        6.            In the accompanying figure, the _____ indicates the font is 11pt.

a.

Font arrow

c.

Font color

b.

Font size box

d.

Font graphic

 

 

 

        7.            In the accompanying figure, it shows that _____ is the theme font used for headings.

a.

Algerian

c.

Cambria

b.

Batang

d.

Calibri Light

 

 

 

        8.            In a workbook’s theme, _____ colors are designated for text and background, _____ colors are used for accents and highlights, and _____ colors are used for hyperlinks.

a.

Four, two, six

c.

Four, six, two

b.

Two, four, six

d.

Six, four, two

 

 

 

        9.            To add a _____ to a sheet tab, right-click a sheet tab, point to Tab Color on the shortcut menu, and then click a color.

a.

fill color

c.

format color

b.

tab setting

d.

formatting style

 

 

        10.          When creating an Excel document, you should avoid using _____ text and background together, since this is the most common form of color blindness.

a.

red and green

c.

black and white

b.

yellow and blue

d.

red and yellow

 

 

 

        11.          By default, numbers appear in the _____ and generally display values exactly as you type them.

a.

Home tab

c.

General number toolbar

b.

General format

d.

currency format

 

 

 

        12.          Because Excel stores dates and times as _____, you can apply different formats without affecting the date and time value.

a.

numbers

c.

universal numbers

b.

text

d.

Greenwich Mean Time

 

 

 

        13.          In Excel, dates are _____-aligned in the cell by default, regardless of date format.

a.

right

c.

center

b.

left

d.

top

 

 

 

        14.          As a general rule, you should _____.

a.

center column titles, left-align text, and right-align numbers

b.

center column titles, right-align text, and left-align numbers

c.

right-align column titles, left-align text, and right-align numbers

d.

left-align column titles, left-align text, and right-align numbers

 

 

 

        15.          _____ merges each of the rows in the selected range across the columns in the range.

a.

Merge build

c.

Merge Across

b.

Merge and Center

d.

Merge Cells

 

 

 

        16.          In Excel, to merge cells A1, B1, C1, D1, and E1, _____ is the correct reference for the merged cell.

a.

A1!E1!

c.

E1

b.

A1

d.

A1-E1

 

 

 

        17.          Options to rotate cells in Excel are available using the _____ button in the Alignment group on the Home tab.

a.

Format

c.

Sorter

b.

Orientation

d.

Alignment

 

 

 

 

 

        18.          In the accompanying figure, the number 4 displays _____.

a.

alignment buttons

b.

indented text

c.

borders added above and below cell content

d.

centered text

 

 

 

        19.          In the accompanying figure, the number 3 displays _____.

a.

alignment buttons

c.

indented text

b.

centered text

d.

left-aligned text

 

 

 

        20.          In the accompanying figure, the number 1 displays _____.

a.

alignment buttons

c.

indented text

b.

centered text

d.

borders above and below cell content

 

 

        21.          The Format Cells dialog box has six tabs, including _____.

a.

Decimals

c.

Border

b.

Security

d.

Shading

 

 

        22.          In the Format Cells dialog box, the _____ tab allows you to format currency by choosing decimal places, comma separators, and regular number displays.

a.

Number

c.

Alignment

b.

Font

d.

Fill

 

 

        23.          You can open the Format Cells dialog box by right-clicking a cell or selected range, and then clicking _____ on the shortcut menu.

a.

Format

c.

Format Cells

b.

Cells

d.

Cells Style

 

 

 

        24.          When using the Format Painter, double-click the Format Painter button to paste the same format multiple times and click the Format Painter again to _____.

a.

turn it on

c.

copy formatting

b.

turn it off

d.

paste formatting

 

 

 

        25.          Put the following five steps in the order in which you would perform them to use the Paste Special function.

1. Select and copy a range.

2. Click the Paste button arrow in the Clipboard group on the HOME Tab.

3. Specify exactly what you want to paste.

4. Click Paste Special to open the dialog box.

5. Select the range where you want to paste the Clipboard contents.

a.

1, 2, 4, 3, 5

c.

1, 5, 2, 4, 3

b.

1, 2, 4, 5, 3

d.

1, 5, 2, 3, 4

 

 

 

        26.          _____ are an example of conditional formats in Excel.

a.

Data bars

c.

Font sets

b.

Quick Analysis tools

d.

Percentages

 

 

 

        27.          A _____ is the space between the page content and the edges of the page.

a.

margin

c.

frame

b.

border

d.

ruler

 

 

 

        28.          One way to ensure that you are using consistent formats is to copy and paste your formats using the Format _____.

a.

Master

c.

Palette

b.

Gallery

d.

Painter

 

 

 

        29.          In conditional formatting, to highlight only cells that contain a specific date, select the rule _____.

a.

A Date Occurring

c.

Text That Contains

b.

Duplicate Values

d.

Equal To

 

 

        30.          Fonts, colors, and cell styles are organized in _____ categories.

a.

theme and non-theme

c.

color and black and white

b.

numbers and text

d.

form and function

 

 

 

        31.          Setting the _____ to A1:L10 will print only data in those cells.

a.

Page Format

c.

Page Break

b.

Print Area

d.

Print Preview

 

 

 

        32.          To avoid splitting a worksheet in awkward places, you can insert a _____ to specify a specific breaking point.

a.

page insert

c.

print area

b.

manual page break

d.

Selection

 

 

 

        33.          To set a page break in Excel, select the _____.

a.

first cell below the row where you want to insert a page break

b.

first cell above the row where you want to insert a page break

c.

row above where you want to insert a page break

d.

row below where you want to insert a page break

 

 

        34.          A _____ indicates a manual page break.

a.

dashed blue line

c.

dashed red line

b.

solid blue line

d.

solid red line

 

 

 

        35.          Information that prints on each page, like a company name or logo, may be set as a _____.

a.

print setup

c.

text header

b.

copied text

d.

print title

 

 

        36.          The code _____ will display the filename of the current workbook.

a.

&name

c.

+name

b.

&[File]

d.

+[File]

 

 

 

        37.          The header and footer sections include a _____.

a.

left and right section

c.

top and bottom section

b.

center section only

d.

left, right, and center section

 

 

 

        38.          Header and footer elements such as worksheet name, current date, and time are _____ elements.

a.

descriptive

c.

impact

b.

dynamic

d.

required

 

 

 

        39.          The Format Cells dialog box tab that provides options for locking or hiding cells to prevent other users from modifying their contents is _____.

a.

Alignment

c.

Protection

b.

Font

d.

Security

 

 

 

        40.          The _____ command searches through the current worksheet or workbook for the content or formatting you want to locate.

a.

Seek

c.

Locate

b.

Find

d.

Search

 

 

 

Case Based Critical-Thinking Questions

 

Case 2-1

Harold has been working as a real estate agent. He has a lot of housing data to report and needs help organizing his data sheet for an effective presentation.

 

        41.          Harold has chosen green as the background color for his workbook. He should not use _____ for any of the font or highlight colors.

a.

red

c.

black

b.

white

d.

gray

 

 

 

        42.          In one of Harold’s columns there are too many numbers after the decimal place. Harold does not need this level of detail. It is distracting from the data and he really only needs two numbers after the decimal. How could Harold make the data appear cleaner in the most efficient way?

a.

reenter all numbers and only enter two decimal places

b.

decrease the column width

c.

decrease the font size

d.

use the Number group to decrease number of digits displayed

 

 

        43.          Harold cannot increase the width of his worksheet because, if he does, he will not be able to print it on one sheet. However, his columns are truncating his content. What solution would be the best for Harold to use to make all his text visible without losing data?

a.

abbreviate all text

c.

choose Wrap text for the columns

b.

change the font style

d.

delete one column

 

 

 

        44.          Harold would like to center a title across the top of his data. His data runs across five columns, from column A to column E. One way he could accomplish this is to _____.

a.

type the data in A1 and Merge cells A1:A5

b.

type the data in A1 and Merge cells A1:E1

c.

type the data in C1

d.

type the data in any column in row 1 and then choose Center from the Format menu

 

 

 

        45.          Harold needs to format several cells with 11pt Calibri font, two decimal places, right-aligned, and a blue font color. The most efficient way to accomplish this would be to _____.

a.

use Format Painter

b.

format each element using the Toolbar

c.

select all cells and use the Formatting dialog box

d.

apply a table style

 

 

 

        46.          Harold wants to print ranges E6:F12 and E16:F22 of his worksheet. These are referred to as _____ cell ranges.

a.

selective

c.

consecutive

b.

nonadjacent

d.

specific

 

 

 

Case Based Critical Thinking Questions

 

Case 2-2

Antoinette is part of a college department creating a number of student files with Microsoft Excel. She  is working on a student retention project and wants to produce a worksheet that can alert faculty of student progress and current grade status.

 

        47.          Antoinette wants all her worksheets to have the same formatting for text, colors, and graphical effects applied to create a specific look and feel. Antoinette needs to apply a _____.

a.

theme

c.

style

b.

template

d.

font

 

 

 

        48.          Each worksheet will contain a specific class with the students’ grades for the entire term. In order to determine the current student grade, Antoinette would have to use the _____ function.

a.

SUM

c.

COUNT

b.

AVERAGE

d.

MEDIAN

 

 

 

        49.          Antoinette’s workbook has all the data entered and students’ current grades displayed. She would like the current grade cells to display the value in red if it is less than 60. Antoinette needs to add _____ to the cell.

a.

cell formatting

c.

highlighting

b.

conditional formatting

d.

fill color

 

 

 

        50.          When Antoinette shares her worksheet with other colleagues, she wants to ensure that everyone knows why certain cells are highlighted. To accomplish this, she will create a _____.

a.

journal

c.

legend

b.

documentation sheet

d.

formula sheet

 

 

 

        51.          Antoinette wants to be sure that her worksheet does not contain any duplicates. She will use the highlight cells rule _____ to check for this.

a.

Equal to

c.

Duplicate Values

b.

Between

d.

A Date Occurring

 

 

 

        52.          Because Antoinette is familiar with conditional formatting, she can use the _____, which provides access to the most common tools for data analysis and formatting.

a.

QuickTool Bar

c.

Quick Formatting Bar

b.

Quick Analysis Tool

d.

Conditional Analysis Tool

 

 

COMPLETION

 

        1.            ____________________ is the process of changing a workbook’s appearance by defining the fonts, styles, colors, and decorative features.

 

 

        2.            A(n) ____________________ is a collection of formatting that specifies the fonts, colors, and graphical effects used throughout the workbook.

 

 

        3.            Ten ____________________ colors—dark red, red, orange, yellow, light green, green, light blue, blue, dark blue, and purple—are always available regardless of the workbook’s theme.

 

 

        4.            Use the ____________________ button in the Alignment group on the Home tab to increase the size of the indention used in a cell.

 

 

        5.            One way to align text over several columns or rows is to ____________________, or combine, several cells into one cell.

 

 

        6.            The ____________________ tab in the Format Cells dialog box in Excel provides options for creating and applying background colors and patterns to cells.

 

 

        7.            The ____________________ tab in the Format Cells dialog box in Excel provides options for how data is aligned within a cell.

 

        8.            The ____________________ copies the formatting from one cell or range to another cell or range without duplicating any of the data.

 

 

        9.            A(n) ____________________ is a selection of formatting options using a specific font and color from the current theme.

 

 

        10.          One of the benefits of conditional ____________________ is that it helps you analyze data by highlighting significant trends in data.

 

 

        11.          To remove conditional formatting in Excel, click ____________________ after clicking the Conditional Formatting button.

 

        12.          A(n) ____________________ is a key that shows each color used in the worksheet and what it means.

 

 

        13.          The region that is sent to the printer from the active sheet is known as the ____________________.

 

 

        14.          A(n) ____________________ is text printed in the top margin of each page.

 

 

        15.          When you specify a print area for a nonadjacent range, you are also inserting a(n) ____________________ page break.

 

ESSAY

 

        1.            Explain why it is important to use proper formatting, citing at least three benefits of a well-formatted workbook.

 

 

        2.            Color allows you to effectively enhance a workbook, but could you ever use too much or “bad” color? Explain how or when color might detract from a workbook. Give at least four tips for effective color use.

 

        3.            What is conditional formatting and why would you apply it? Give two examples of conditional formats, and explain a method for applying conditional formatting.

 

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