Microsoft® Excel®

What is Microsoft® Excel® ?

screenshot of an Excel Report

Microsoft® Excel® is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions. With the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, rich data visualization, and PivotTable views, professional-looking charts are easier to create and use. 

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Is there a cost associated with Microsoft® Excel® ?

No.  Clemson University has a campus wide license for Microsoft Office. 

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Can I download Microsoft® Excel® ? 

Students and Faculty can download either Microsoft® Office® 2007 or 2010 from the Clemson Download Page website.

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How do I use Microsoft® Excel® ?

Clemson University has a campus wide license for the SkillPort Learning Resources. Training for Microsoft® Excel® is available in SkillPort. Use the keyword Excel in the Search in SkillPort to find available resources.

Microsoft has several resources available on their website to help you learn how to use Microsoft® Excel®.  There are additional resources available on the web as well. We have linked some resources that we believe will help you in learning Microsoft® Excel® below.

  • Quick Reference Card (.PDF)
  • Guides to the Office Interface (.HTM)
  • Excel Training Courses (.HTM)
  • Switching to Excel 2010 (.HTM)
  • Microsoft® Excel® Shortcut and Function Keys (.HTM)

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screenshot of a Microsoft Excel Pivot Table

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Microsoft® Excel® Help Center or the to assist you in finding answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.  You can also review the Excel Solution Center or the Microsoft® Excel® Discussion Group for frequently asked questions.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for Microsoft® Excel® ?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for faculty, staff and students. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes. Click the links below to download the class handouts.  Email ITHELP@clemson.edu for one-on-one training.

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System Requirements

Review the Microsoft® Excel® System Requirements.

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Additional Resources

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