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Excel Project 3 – MS Excel
(Fall 2020)

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 UMGC 365

Use the project description HERE to complete this activity. For a review of the complete rubric used in grading
this exercise, click on the Assignments tab, then on the title Excel Project #3. Click on Show Rubrics if the
rubric is not already displayed.


Create a Microsoft Excel file with four worksheets that provides extensive use of Excel capabilities for charting.
The charts will be copied into a Microsoft PowerPoint file and the student will develop appropriate findings and
recommendations based on analysis of the data.

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 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 Fall2020rentalcars.txt and can be downloaded by clicking on the
Assignments tab, then on the data tile 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.

Step Requirement Comments


Open Excel and save a blank workbook with the following name:
a. “Student’s Last Name First Name Initial Excel Project 3”

Example: Smith Jane P Excel Project 3
b. Set Page Layout Orientation to Landscape

Use Print Preview to
review how the first
worksheet would print.

2 Change the name of the worksheet to Analysis by.


In the Analysis by worksheet:

a. Beginning in Row 1, enter the four labels in column A (one
label per row) in the following order:
Name:, Class/Section:, Project:, Date Due:

b. Place a blank row between each label. Please note the colon

Format for text in
column A:

• Arial 10 point

• Normal font
• Right-align all four


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