Excel Project 1 – MS Excel (Spring 2021)
Note: Microsoft Office 365, the online version, is not appropriate for the course. But anyone who has an Office 365 subscription has access to a fully functioning downloadable version of Office 2013 or 2016 If you do not have an Office 365 subscription you may download the 2016 or 2019 version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus or Microsoft Office Home & Business from OntheHub. (See the Course Resources link.)
If you are using a Chromebook, the only Excel product available from the Google Play Store is not a full version of Excel and cannot be used to complete the steps in our Excel projects (it is missing about 30% of the normal Excel functions). The Chromebook will not allow you to download the full Excel from
If you are using a Chromebook, you can complete the Excel Projects using the online Virtual Lab option. In LEO, under Content, Virtual Lab Access, you’ll find instructions for accessing the virtual lab.
Use the following project description to complete this activity (all the details are included in this document, in the 22 steps below). For a review of the rubric used in grading this exercise, click on the Assignments tab, then on the title “Excel Project 1.” Click on Show Rubrics if the rubric is not already displayed.
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 2018 and each location summarizes its rental car 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 2021rentalcars.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.