Microsoft Excel is a computer application that allows you to do basic spreadsheet as well as the mathematical functions. With this tool, you can create balance sheets, standard input forms, databases, reports, or charts and graphs and many more. Microsoft excel do not limit you to only imputing numerical data into columns and row.  You get an option that may add text, insert images, and include hyperlinks to enhance the spreadsheets you create.

This particular software application saves most of the files that is created with the name you specify and a file extension of XLS. For this particular task you will need Microsoft Office Suit or Microsoft Excel Software Application. The following are the simple steps are you need to follow to start and launch Microsoft Excel which is going to turn your mathematical calculations quite simple and simple just for you.

Microsoft Excel has the basic features of all spreadsheets, which makes use of a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data manipulations like arithmetic operations. It has a number of supplied functions to answer statistical, engineering and financial needs. In addition, it can also display data as line graphs, histograms and charts, and with a very limited three-dimensional graphical display. It also has a programming aspect known as Visual Basic for Applications, allowing the user to employ a wide variety of numerical methods, for instance for solving differential equations of mathematical physics, and then you can also report the results back to the spreadsheet.

Microsoft Excel has a variety of interactive features which allows the user interfaces that can completely hide the spreadsheet from the user, so the spreadsheet presents itself as a so-called application, or decision support system also known as DSS, via a custom-designed user interface. It also analyzes the results, make a Word or PowerPoint slide show, and e-mail these presentations on a regular basis to a list of participants as you command it to do.


On the computer, that has Windows OS installed on it, click on the word Start which is situated on the left corner of the screen. After clicking the word Start look for the Excel Application to create or work on spreadsheets and their associated calculations.

Step 2:

If in case you do not see the Excel listed, click on the All Programs option to get a larger listing of applications. Then you need to look for Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Office. When you see Office, click on it to get another sub-listing where Excel will be located. Now you can continue to the following mentioned steps.

Step 3:

Click on the Microsoft option to launch the application and then you can begin using it. Microsoft Excel should open in a window for you to begin your work with. You can either text or enter a numerical data into the individual cells of the worksheet grid.