Excel for Mac 2011 Help

Customer support and troubleshooting for Office for Mac 2011 ends October, 2017. To get all the latest features, upgrade to Office 2016 for Mac. Make a one-time purchase, or buy an Office 365 subscription and stay up to date.

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Work with sheets and data



Insert or delete cells, rows, columns

Work with cells, rows, and columns.

Copy and paste specific cell contents

Use the Paste Special command to copy and paste special cell contents or attributes.

Freeze panes to lock rows and columns

Keep column headings visible while you scroll.

Adjust the column size to see everything

Change the width of columns so that you can see all the data in cells.

Protect a sheet

Prevent unauthorized changes, moves, or deletions of important data.

Highlight patterns and trends with conditional formatting

Change the appearance of cells based on certain criteria, for example, all cell values in the top 10% of a range.

Work with functions, formulas, and lists



Enter a formula

Learn the elements of a formula as well as how to enter a formula on a sheet.

Tutorial: Get Started with Formulas and Functions

Download this .pdf and create and use simple formulas and functions to do basic mathematical calculations.

Calculation operators and order of operations

Learn about the different kinds of operators (for example, +, -, /, and *) and the order in which they are applied.

Switch between relative and absolute references

Learn the difference between relative and absolute cell references and how to switch between them.

Tutorial: Sort and Filter Lists

Download this .pdf and learn to arrange a list alphabetically or numerically, and filter a list to show specific items.

Video: Manage your data with Excel Tables

Use Excel tables to quickly sort, filter, and format worksheet data.

Work with charts and graphics



Create a chart

Learn the basics of charts, including the elements of a chart, which chart is appropriate for your data, and how to apply chart layouts and styles.

Edit data in a chart

Add chart and axis titles, change the axis scale, add data labels, and more.

Add error bars or up/down bars to a chart

Use error bars to indicate potential error amounts in relation to each data point.

Insert pictures in Office for Mac

Add pictures or clip art to a worksheet by using the Media Browser.

Analyze, share, and collaborate



Video: Summarize your data with Pivot Tables

Watch this short overview on how to use Pivot Tables to quickly summarize and analyze large amounts of data.

Create a PivotTable

Learn the two different ways to create a Pivot Table and how to use the Pivot Table Field Lists to add, move, and arrange fields.

Predict data trends

Create a projection based on an existing series of data.

Save a file in Office for Mac

Use Excel for Mac 2011 to check out a SharePoint file so that only you can make changes.

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Excel keyboard shortcuts

See the full list of keyboard shortcuts, organized into logical categories.

Customize the ribbon and toolbars

Rearrange, show, and hide tabs on the ribbon.

Known issues in Excel 2011

See a list of known issues as well as potential workarounds.

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