Create a 12 month budget exercise

Assignment Help Finance Basics
Reference no: EM131118588

Budget Exercise for Intermediate Excel

Follow the directions below to create a 12 month budget exercise. Read through each individual direction before performing it, like you are following recipe instructions. Remember that to move between cells you can use your mouse, the arrow keys on the keyboard, or the Name Box.

Remember, too, that there is usually more than one way to do something. If a different way to do it occurs to you, go ahead and try it! If it doesn't work, you can always click the Undo button.

If you can't remember what a button does, move the cursor over it and pause. A yellow Tool Tip will appear describing the button's function.

The gray boxes will contain tips, suggestions, and reminders.

In the instructions, the following terms will be used:

-Click- a single left mouse click.

-Command- a button displayed on a tab on the Ribbon.

-Key- a key on the keyboard.

Part I: Opening the Excel Program & Entering the Information

1. Locate the Excel icon on the computer's desktop and then double click on it to open the program OR

2. Click on the Start button and locate the Excel program under All Programs and then Microsoft Office. Click once on the name of the program, Microsoft Excel, to open it.

3. Enter the text in the designated cells. REMEMBER that you can move to the next cell down by pressing the Enter key and you can move the next cell to the right by pressing the Tab key. You can also select the cell you want to type in with a single mouse click and then begin typing the text. Cell References are in Italics and cell content is in Bold. Note that there is nothing entered in cell A1.

4. Select cell B1 and position the mouse pointer over the Fill handle (the little black square in the lower right hand corner of the         active cell).

When your mouse pointer changes to a thin black plus sign, click and drag to the right until you have included cell Ml in the box outline and the word December appears next to the mouse pointer. All the months of the year should now appear in row 1.

Part 2: Saving & Formatting the Worksheet

Saving the File for the First Time:

1. Click on the Office Button and click on Save As from the drop down menu.

2. The Save As dialog box will open. Using the down arrow at the right end of the Save in text entry box, select the drive or folder from the drop down menu where you wish to save the exercise by clicking on your choice.

3. In the File name: text box, delete Book1 and type in 12 Month Budget.

4. Click on the Save button in the bottom right corner of the Save As dialog box. This has performed the initial save of the file. Further on in this exercise you will be instructed to save updates to the file.

Making the Spreadsheet Readable, Uniform, and Pleasing to the Eye:

1. Select cells B2 thru M19. NOTE: It may be easier to start in cell M19 and click and drag up and to the left to select this group of cells.

2. Click on the dialog box launcher in the Number group on the Home tab on the Ribbon.

3. When the Format Cells dialog box opens, verify you are on the Number tab. Under the Category: menu on the left side, click on Currency. On this screen you will only have to change the Negative numbers: to the last choice on the menu. This will display any negative numbers on your worksheet in red with a set of parentheses around them. Click on the OK button to close the dialog box and return to your worksheet.

4. Select cells B1 thru M1 and click the on the Bold command in the Font group on the Home tab on the Ribbon. With these cells still highlighted, also click on the Center Align command in the Alignment group.

5. Select columns B through M. You can do this by positioning the mouse pointer on top of the B label for column B in the gray area at the top of the column and when the mouse pointer changes to a thick black arrow pointing down click and drag to the right until column M is highlighted.

6. Click on the Format command in the Cells group on the Home tab on the Ribbon and then click on Column Width from the drop down menu.

7. On the Column Width dialog box that appears, change the number currently displayed to 12 and click on the OK button.

8. Select cells A2 thru A19 and make their text bold by clicking on the Bold button in the Font group on the Home tab.

9. Position your mouse pointer over the vertical line separating the column A from the column B in the light gray header area. When it changes to a two < I ) headed arrow, double click. This will automatically resize the column to fit the longest text in that column.

10. Select cells Al thru Ml. Click on the dialog box launcher in the Font, Alignment, or Number group on the Home tab on the Ribbon.

11. When the Format Cells dialog box opens, click on the Border tab. Under the Presets area, click on the Outline button.

12. Now, click on the Fill tab. Click on a light color square and click on the OK button to apply these changes to your worksheet.

13. Select cells A2 thru M10. NOTE: It may be easier to start with cell M10 and then click and drag up and to the left to cell A2 to select this group of cells.

14. Click on the dialog box launcher in the Font, Alignment, or Number group on the Home tab.

15. When the Format Cells dialog box opens, click on the Border tab. Under the Presets area click on the Outline button.

16. Now, click on the Fill tab. Click on a different light color square and click on the OK button to apply these changes to your worksheet.

17. Select cells A11 thru M16 and repeat steps 14 thru 16 above to put a border around these cells and another color inside.

18. Select cells A17 thru M19 and repeat steps 14 thru 16 above to put a border around these cells and another color inside.

19. Select cells A18 thru M18 and open the Format Cells dialog box again by clicking on the dialog box launcher in the Font, Alignment, or Number group on the Home tab.

20. Again, click on the Border tab. But, this time click on the Bottom border button (See the picture to the right.) and click on the OK button. This will apply a bottom line only under the selected cells.

Part 3: Entering Functions

1. You will now enter the functions that will total the amounts to be put in the cells for each month. Select cell B17. Click on the AutoSum command in the Editing group on the Home tab. To indicate which cells are to be added together, click and drag to select cells B2 thru B10. Press the Enter key on the keyboard.

2. To double check what you have just done, click on cell B17 to make it the active cell. Look at the Formula bar.

3. Now, position your mouse pointer over the Fill handle of cell B17 and click and drag to copy the contents to cells C17 thru M17.

4. Select cell B18. Click on the AutoSum command in the Editing group again. With your mouse pointer, click and drag to select cells B12 thru B16 to use them in the function. Press the Enter key.

5. To double check what you have just done, click on cell B18 and look at the Formula bar.

6. Next, position your mouse pointer over the Fill handle of cell B18 and click and drag to copy the contents to cells C18 thru M18.

7. Select cell B19. This cell will contain a formula that subtracts the total month expenses from the total month income. To enter this formula using the Point & Click method, press the = key on the keyboard. Using your mouse, click on cell B18. Press the - key on the keyboard. Using your mouse, click on cell B17. Press the Enter key on the keyboard.

8. Select cell B19 again.

9. Now, position your mouse pointer over the Fill handle of cell B19 and click and drag to copy the contents to cells C19 thru M19.

10. Click on the Office Button and then on Save from the drop down menu to update your save copy of this worksheet.

Part 4: Applying Freeze Panes

When working with large worksheets that require scrolling down or to the right, it is easy to become confused when the initial columns or rows are no longer visible.

1. Scroll to the right using the horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the worksheet. When you cannot see column A, it is difficult to know which row is for which category.

2. Scroll to the left until you can again see column A and row 1. Select cell B2.

3. Click on the View tab on the Ribbon, click on the Freeze Panes command in the Window group, and click on Freeze Panes from the drop down menu. This will cause the rows above the selected cell and the columns to the left of the selected cell to remain in place when a scroll bar is used.

4. Now, scroll down and scroll right. Note that row 1 and column A remain in place.

Part 5: Worksheet Formatting

1. Click on the Office Button and Print from the drop down menu. Then click on Print Preview on the fly out menu.

2. Click on the Next Page command to see a preview of the next page. Click on the Previous Page command to see the previous page. Look at the Status bar at the bottom of the screen to see how many pages total this worksheet will be when it prints. Click on the Zoom button to see a larger view of the page. NOTE that you cannot make changes to the cells while you are in Print Preview.

3. Notice that it is hard to tell on page 2 what categories each row represents. Freeze Panes made it easier to view the worksheet on screen, but it does not affect how the worksheet is printed.

4. On the Print Preview Ribbon click on the Close Print Preview command to return to the Normal work view for the worksheet. DO NOT click on the X button in the upper right hand corner of the window. This would close the file.

5. Click on the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon and then on the dialog box launcher in the Page Setup group.

 6. When the Page Setup dialog box opens, click on the Sheet tab.

7. Click once in the empty text entry box to the right of Columns to repeat at left: You should now see an insertion point blinking in the box.

8. Click once on the letter A label for column A - the Page Setup dialog box will remain open. In the text box, it should now read $A:$A. If you had wanted two columns to repeat, you would have had to click and drag on the column labels to select them and include both columns.

9. On the Page Setup dialog box, click on the Print Preview button and move to page 2 and page 3 using the Next Page button on the Print Preview Ribbon. Note that on each page column A is repeated. Now, when the worksheet is printed the reader will know what each row represents on every printed page, not just the first.

10. Click on the Close Print Preview command on the Print Preview Ribbon.

11. The Page Setup area can also be used to change the margins on the printed page, page orientation, and to insert header and footers. Click on the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon and then on the dialog box launcher in the Page Setup group again. Click on the Page tab on the Page Setup dialog box.

12. At the top of the dialog box, click in the radial button next to the word Landscape. This will have the page print on the paper horizontally instead of the usual vertical orientation.

13. Click on the Margins tab. Use the spin dials to change all of the margins (Left, Right, Top, and Bottom) to 1 inch. Be careful not to change the spin dials for Header and Footer!

14. Click on the Header/Footer tab then click on the Custom Footer button.

15. There are three text entry sections in the Footer dialog box that opens. Click in the Left section and type in your name.

16. Click in the Right section. The insertion point will be blinking on the far right side.

17. On the toolbar in the middle of this screen, click on the button that looks like a calendar. This will cause the computer to insert the current date each time this worksheet is printed.

18. Click on the OK button to apply these changes.

19. Click on the Print Preview button on the Page Setup dialog box to go to Print Preview and see the changes you have made to the printed worksheet. Keep in mind that Margins, Headers, and Footers will not be visible in the Normal Excel work view, only in Page Layout view, Print Preview or on the printed pages themselves.

20. When you have finished looking at each page (using the Next and Previous Page commands), click on the Close Print Preview command on the Print Preview Ribbon to return to the Normal work view for your worksheet.

21. Select rows 1 thru 19 by positioning your mouse pointer over the number 1 label for row 1 in the gray area on the far left side of the screen. When the mouse pointer changes to a thick black arrow pointing to the right, click and drag down to the number 19 label for row 19.

22. Click on the Home tab on the Ribbon. In the Cells group, click on the Format command and then on Row Height from the drop down menu.

23. On the Row Height dialog box that opens, change the current Row height number to 25 and click on the OK button.

24. With rows 1 thru 19 still selected, click on the dialog box launcher in the Alignment group.

25. On the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog box under the Text alignment section, click on the down arrow in the Vertical section at the end of the text entry area currently containing the word Bottom. Click on Center from the drop down menu. Click on the OK button.

26. Preview your worksheet again by clicking on the Office Button and Print from the drop down menu. Then click on Print Preview on the fly out menu. The worksheet will now print out on two pages only.

27. Click on the Close Print Preview command on the Print Preview Ribbon to return to the Normal work view for your worksheet.

Part 6: Entering the Monthly Data & Creating a Chart

1. Click on any cell to unselect rows 1 thru 19.

2. Next, you will fill in data for the month of January to test the worksheet. Again, cell references are in Italics and cell content is in Bold.

3. To make a chart of the expenses for January, begin by selecting cells A3 thru B10.

4. Click on the Insert tab on the Ribbon.

5. Click on the Column command in the Charts group and then click on the first option under 2-D Column, Clustered Column.

6. Your work screen should now show a chart that details the expenses for the month of January. Remember that you can make changes to the chart by using options on the Chart Tools tabs on the Ribbon, which should be visible whenever your chart is selected. Click on the Chart Tools Layout tab on the Ribbon.

7. Click on the Legend command in the Labels group and click on None from the drop down menu to remove it from the chart.

8. Click on the Chart Title command in the Labels group and click on Above Chart from the drop down menu.

9. You will now need to select the text Chart Title currently displayed in the title text box you just inserted. With that text selected, type January Expenses to replace it.

10. Click on the Office Button and then on Save from the drop down menu to update the saved version of your worksheet.

DISCLAIMER

The PC Center staff and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are not responsible for any errors in the execution of the instructions in this exercise if it is actually applied to a real life situation.

Attachment:- Assignment.rar

Reference no: EM131118588

Describe the behavior of cross country equity

Describe the behavior of cross-country equity return correlations to which the consultant is referring. Explain how that behavior may diminish the ability of international inv

Factors which affecting portfolio returns

As a manager of a large, broadly diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds you realized that changes in certain microeconomic variables might directly affect the performance

Run the appropriate regression to estimate the average

Run the appropriate regression to estimate the average variable cost function (AVC) for Sting Rays. Evaluate the statistical significance of the three estimated parameters usi

Which alternative should penn choose

The appropriate discount rate for the incremental cash flows in 13 percent. Penn is trying to decide whether it should offer 40 percent of its stock or 94 million in cash to

Effect of corporate taxes through debt financing

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate to students how the issuance of debt to purchase outstanding common stock could affect the value of the company's equity and

Calculating dollar cost of jpy loan

ABC Inc. borrows 100m JPY when JPY spot rate is JPY120/$. The JPY interest rate for the loan is 3%. One year later when ABC pays back the JPY principal and interest, the exc

Find the major weaknesses

This is based on another real situation. A company was looking at developing a high throughput urinalysis device for central laboratory hospital settings.  While fault can be

At what price should the bonds sell

Ryngaert Inc. recently issued noncallable bonds that mature in 15 years. They have a par value of $1,000 and an annual coupon of 5.7%. If the current market interest rate is

Reviews

Write a Review

 
Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd