Help, Please - I'm an Excel Moron
July 26, 2008 8:49 AM Subscribe
I have to create an excel sheet to keep track of a book budget - in the most basic terms, I will have a total budget figure, and I want to subtract invoice figures to keep a running total.
Here's an example of what I want the sheet to look like:
The simpler the better.
posted by coollibrarian to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
OK, I hate excel, math, formulas - I am a math moron, and what's worse - I simply don't care. I have TRIED to teach myself Excel several times, and I still can't manage even the simplest task. Since I have taught myself many complex things via books over my lifetime (I am a librarian, afterall), I can only assume it's because I have almost no natural math aptitude, and even less interest, if that's possible. SO, I am looking for the simplest answer to this question - how do I get the numbers in column D to subtract from 3,000 as people place orders?
If you can me the "why" in SIMPLE terms, feel free. I tried to Google this (naturally), but I didn't find what I was looking for - just a lot of Excel jargon that is as good as gibberish to me.