Section breaks can be used to control the layout and formatting issues in a document, such as different margins on specific pages or different page number formats. To insert section breaks do the following:
Make sure your cursor is located where you would like to place the Section Break.
- Select the Page Layout Ribbon Tab (Fig 1).
- Select the drop down arrow next to Breaks in the Page setup Group (Fig 1 and Fig 2).
- Choose the type of Section break you want (Fig 2).
Figure 1-The Page layout Tab and Breaks Tool Button
- Figure 2-The Breaks drop down list
Two of the most commonly used Section Breaks are the Next Page Section Break (Fig 2) which creates a new section and forces everything below it to the next page, and the Continuous Section Break (Fig 2) which creates a new section without forcing everything below it to the next page.
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Creating a PivotTable
If you have a data list or table, and the data can be grouped by one or more fields in that list, you can dissect your data with an Excel PivotTable. The PivotTable is a powerful tool that can help you view your data in many ways.
To create a PivotTable (Figure 1):
- Select any cell in your list.
- Select the Insert Tab.
- Select the PivotTable Tool Button on the left side of the Insert Tab to open the Create PivotTable Dialog Box.
Figure 1: The Main Data List
The Create PivotTable Dialog Box (Figure 2):
- Verify the Table/Range that contains your data is correct.
- Choose where you would like to place your PivotTable. Putting it in a New Worksheet makes it easier to work with.
- Select OK to create your PivotTable.
Figure 2 – The Create PivotTable Dialog Box
Manipulating your PivotTable:
- Select the fields you want to use from the PivotTable Field List. (Figure 3)
- The data is grouped and totaled in this example. (Figure 4)
Figure 3 – The PivotTable Field List
Figure 4- The PivotTable
Thanks for visiting this blog page, I hope this helps you create a basic PivotTable. There is a lot more that Excel can do with your data in a PivotTable. Stayed tuned for more posts on this subject and other important Microsoft Office tips!