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Chapter 6. Make a Simple Spreadsheet > Add names and numbers to the spreadsheet

Add names and numbers to the spreadsheet

Now that you've got a fun start, put some numbers in. Let's pretend this is a list of web design clients who owe you money, and you want to see the total of how much money they owe. You need a list of names and amounts.

  1. Click in cell C4.

  2. The entry bar is ready, waiting for you to type. Type the name of someone who owes you money—but don't hit the Enter key yet!

  3. Instead of using the Enter key, use the Return key this time. This will enter the data and select the next cell below C4. (If you already hit the Enter key, don't worry. Select cell C5 now.)

  4. Enter another name, then hit Return. Add three more names this way. It should look something like this:



  5. Next align those names to the right so they will be next to the numbers you are going to enter. To do that, select all the cells with names in them: press-and-drag from the first name to the last name. The selection will look like the example below. You just selected a "range" of cells.

  6. From the Format menu, slide down to Alignment and choose "Right."


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