V22.0004 Computers in Principle and Practice

Assignment 8
Excel #2
Due: Thursday, August 7th (Day of the Final)

Assignment 8

You have gone into business selling your newsletter. For the first 26 weeks, here are the weekly figures for the expenses in producing the newsletter and the number of newsletters that you have sold.

Using Microsoft Excel, make a spreadsheet whose values look like this. You can change the formatting to your pleasing, but try to make the spreadsheet look nice. HOWEVER, and this is the important thing, all of the cells in the Profit column, the accumulated profit column, and the profit column in British currency should have formulas, and not numerical entries. Further, you should use functions from the function wizard for the Total Profit, Maximum Profit, and Maximum Loss values. Pay close attention to relative and absolute addresses as you copy your formulas.

First, publish your spreadsheet on the World Wide Web through your i5 account. Call the web page "assign8.html" and put a link to it on your "index.html" page. Use the Excel Internet Wizard to make your pages, and make certain that they include your name, and other identifying information.

Publish the spreadsheet twice. First, display the values. Then, display the formulas. This can be done as follows: Under "Tools," then "Preferences for the Mac or "Options" for a PC; go to the "View" tab, click on "Formulas" under the "Window Options" so that when you publish the sheet, it will contain the Formulas and not the values.

Note that you sold your newsletter at $1 per copy through the 12th week, but then raised the price to $1.25. Also, note that your profit per week is the number of copies that you sold, times the price per copy, minus your expenses that week. The accumulated profit is the accumulated profit from the week before plus the profit (or loss) of the current week. The value in British currency is the US dollar value divided by the conversion rate to the British Pound sterling.

If you are clever, you will use copy and paste to transfer the values from the table to Excel. The values have been separated by tabs, and so should be easy to paste into an Excel spreadsheet. (On a Mac, or with certain browsers, you may need to save the file of figures as a text file, and then use Excel to open the text file---be sure to say "All file types"---designating tabs as delimiters.)

Second, prepare a chart showing the growth of your enterprise that looks something like this. The chart may be on a separate web page if you prefer (but be sure to properly label and link it from the "assign8.html" page so that we can find it.)