Lesson #3: In
this lesson you will learn how use Autofill and how to
use the Pointing function.

Main Objectives:

Autofill (Fill Handle)

Pointing

Autofill and Pointing

Objective
# 1

Autofill

Purpose

nTo
copy a cell or range of cells to an adjacent
cell or range of cells

To Use

n-Select
which cell you would like to copy.

n-Point
to the black square on the lower-right corner
of the cell until the mouse changes shape.

nDrag
the mouse to the desired range you would like
to copy the cells to.

nA
boarder should now appear around the area you
would like to be copied.

nThe
process is now done once you unclick the mouse

Objective
# 2

Pointing

Purpose:

nTo
make it easier not to make a mistake when
typing a formula into a cell

To use:

nClick
the cell in which you want to put the formula
in.

nType
an equal sign (=).The status bar should now say ‘enter
mode.’ You can now continue to type the rest
of the formula.

n

nPoint
to the cell in which you want to reference the
formula.A border should appear around the cell
and in the status bar, the words ‘point
mode’ should appear.

nNow
you can continue to type in arithmetic
operators to place the references in the
formula.

After
completing the DEMO
PROBLEM you will have enough visual basis and
knowledge to work alone with excel in similar situation.

Exercises

1. Excel is able to make a
series of numbers and certain words

True False

2. Arguments are when the
computer is asked to do two things at once and it can’t
decide which function to do

True False

3. We use pointing so we
make less mistakes

True False

4. When using the fill
handle we use the lower left corner to drag

True False

5. You are in pointing mode
when a moving box appears around the cell/s you selected

True False

1.The fill handle is the quickest way to copy a cell to where?

a) The cells in A1

b) The cells that are adjacent to the cell your working with

c) The cells on a different excel document

d) No cells are copied using the fill handle

2.What is the first mode you should be in when you are pointing?

a) Point mode

b) Edit mode

c) Enter mode

d) Ready mode

3.What button do you push in the tool bar to access the Paste Function?

a) Autosum (Sigma sign)

b) Paste (clip board with little paper)

c) Copy (two pieces of paper)

d) Insert Function (fx)

4.What is the best way to average values in cells B1-B4?

a) =B1+B2+B3+B4

b) =Average(B1, B4)

c) Neither a or b

d) both a and b are great ways to find the average

5.5.Cells A1, A2 and A3 have the numbers 7, 10 and 1 respectively.If in A4 the function typed is =

Sum(A1: A3), then what will be the number that appears after you hit the

enter key after the function?

a)3

b)18

c)10

d)16

6.6.When using the fill handle, what corner do you use to pull down to the range you would like?