# Google Sheets Tutorial for Beginners (Part 1)

##### Updated: January 13, 2020

I would like to introduce you a basic tutorial for beginner when using Google Sheet

2. Go to Google Drive and create Sheet file

3. Enter data
• Edit name and enter some sample data
• Add Total in the A6 cell and click on Explore button in the bottom right corner (or press Option + Shift + X for Mac, or Alt + Shift + X for Windows). The Explore window will be shown up.
• Hightlight all numbers (from B1 to B5)
• Because we want to calculate total from B1 to B5 so we will drag SUM formula from the right side to B6 cell
• Total number will display in the sheet. Press X button to close Explore window.
• Set cursor in row 1, Insert new row by clicking Insert/Row One menu
• Enter January month in the B1 cell
• Click on bottom corner of B1 cell, you will see the little box, click and hold and drag to the right. It will automatically go to next month and so on.
• Enter data from remaining columns and insert new Average column
• For C7 total cell, you can use Explore window and drag Sum formula, or you can copy B7 value and paste into C7. Similarily, you can calculate value for D7, E7 and F7.
• Regarding Average H2 value, you highlight from B2 to F2 cell, enter mouse into H2 cell, and drag AVERAGE to H2
• Copy and paste value from H2 to H3, H4, H5, H6, H7 cells
4. Set fill and text color
• Highlight all month columns and click Fill color menu to change fill color, click Text color to change text color

5. Change border of table
• Select all cells of table and click on Borders menu to change border

6. Change number format
• Click on 123 menu and change number format