# Excel Project 2 – MS Excel

Excel Project 2 – MS Excel
(Fall 2019)
Use the project description below to complete this activity (all the details are included in this document). For a
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Summary
Create a Microsoft Excel workbook with four worksheets that provides extensive use of Excel capabilities
including charting, and written analysis and recommendations in support of a business enterprise.
A large rental car company has two metropolitan locations, one at the airport and another centrally located in
downtown. It has been operating since 2016 and each location summarizes its car rental revenue
quarterly. Both locations rent four classes of cars: economy, premium, hybrid, SUV. Rental revenue is
maintained separately for the four classes of rental vehicles.
The data for this case resides in the file fall2019rentalcars.txt and can be downloaded by clicking on the
Assignments tab, then on the data file name. It is a text file (with the file type .txt).
Do not create your own data. You must use the data provided and only the data provided.
Default Formatting. All labels, text, and numbers will be Arial 10, There will be \$ and comma and
decimal point variations for numeric data, but Arial 10 will be the default font and font size.
Tutorials
Note: Tutorials that address activities used in this project have been assigned in Week 1, 2 and 3.

 Step Requirement Comments 1 Open Excel and save a blank workbook with the followingname:a. “Student’s LastNameFirstNameInitial Name Excel Project 2”Example: SmithJaneP Excel Project 2.b. Set Page Layout Orientation to Landscape. Use Print Preview toreview how the firstworksheet wouldprint. 2 Change the name of the worksheet to Analysis by. 3 In the Analysis by worksheet:a. Beginning in Row 1, enter the four labels in columnA (one label per row) in the following order: Name:,Class/Section:, Project:, Date Due:b. Place a blank row between each label. Please notethe colon : after each label.c. Align the labels to the right side in the cells.It may be necessary to adjust the column width so the four labels areclearly visible within Column A (not extending into Column B). Format for column A:• Arial 10 point• Normal font• Right-align allfour labels in thecells
 Step Requirement Comments 4 In the Analysis by worksheet with all entries in column C:a. Enter the appropriate values for your Name (in cell C1),Class and Section (cell C3), Project (cell C5), and Date(cell C7) across from the appropriate label in column A.b. Use the formatting in the Comments column (to the right).It may be necessary to adjust the column width so the four labelsare clearly visible within Column C (not extending into Column D). Format for column C:• Arial 10 point• Bold• Left-align all fourvalues in thecells 5 a. Create new worksheets:Data, Initial Analysis, and ProfitAnalysisUpon completion, there should be Analysis by as wellas the three newly created worksheets.b. Delete any other worksheets.Note: The three new worksheets might not have Arial 10 point asthe default type so it may be necessary to change the font andpoint to Arial 10 for the new worksheets. 6 If necessary, reorder the four worksheets so they are in the followingorder: Analysis by, Data, Initial Analysis, Profit Analysis. 7 After clicking on the blank cell A1 (to select it) in the Dataworksheet, import the text file fall2019rentalcars.txt into the Dataworksheet. The data should begin in Column A, Row 1.It will be necessary to change Revenue data to Currency format (\$and comma (thousands separators) with NO decimal points, and tochange NumCars data to number format, with NO decimal points,but with the comma (thousands separator). Note: in the Currencyformat there is NO space between the \$ and the first numericcharacter that follows the \$.Though the intent is to import the text file into the Data worksheet,sometimes when text data is imported into a worksheet, a newworksheet is created. If this happens, delete the blank Dataworksheet. Then change the name of the new worksheet with theimported data as “Data”. Make sure worksheets are in the correctorder per Item 6. Format:all data (field names,data text, and datanumbers)• Arial 10 point• Normal fontThe field names shouldbe in the top row of theworksheet with thedata directly under it inrows. This action maynot be necessary asthis is partof the Excel tablecreation process. Thedata should begin incolumn A.
 Step Requirement Comments 8 In the Data worksheet:a. Create an Excel table with the recently imported data.b. Pick a style with the styles group to format the table(choose a style that shows banded rows, i.e., rows thatalternate between 2 colors).c. The style should highlight the field names in the first row.d. Ensure NO blank cells are part of the specified data range.e. Ensure the table has headers.f. Ensure that Header Row and Banded Rows are selected inthe Table Style Options Group Box, but do NOT select aTotal row. Some adjustment maybe necessary tocolumn widths toensure all field namesand all data arereadable (not truncatedor obscured). 9 In the Data worksheet:a. Sort the entire table by Year (ascending)b. Delete all 2018 rows and data. There should be one row fortitles and sixty-four rows of data after the 2018 data is deleted.c. There should be no column or data truncation. 10 Copy the contents of the Data worksheet to both the Initial Analysisand Profit Analysis worksheets, with cell A1 as upper left-handcorner in for both worksheets.a. The two worksheet Excel tables should meet the formattingrequirements of the Data worksheet specified in step 7 above.b. There should be no column or data truncation.c. Each of the destinations should have an Excel table.