Microsoft Office Software
Microsoft Office suite of software is available on any of the university student computers (also for purchase at the bookstore at highly discounted student prices). Included is a word processor (Word) and a spreadsheet (Excel) that are probably of most use to a science student.
Exercises presented here are to gain some minimal familiarity with Microsoft Office. Do take notes as suggested.
Microsoft Word is a common word processor.
- Bring up Microsoft Word and take note of the version/release and products ID numbers (it is hidden under File/Account/About).
- Copy the Physics 104 lab contents web page, paste it into Word.
- Open a browser and go to the Physics 104 lab contents page
- Highlight the page by holding the left mouse button down and dragging the mouse
- Select "Edit" then "Copy" from the menu bar
- Within the Word window, select "Edit", then "Paste" from the menu bar
Microsoft Excel is a common spreadsheet program. Spreadsheets allow for easy tabularizing and manipulation of text and numbers.
- Open Microsoft Excel and take note of the version/release and products ID numbers
- Enter two columns of numbers
- Highlight the two columns with the mouse
- Produce a graph of your numbers by selecting a chart from the insert menu and following the instructions.
- Try changing parts of the graph as well as your data columns
- Try copying the graph to Word