Chapter 8: Playing with Formulas 171 2. Click the What-If Analysis icon in the Data Tools group. A pull-down menu appears. 3. Click Scenario Manager. The Scenario Manager dialog box appears. 4. Click Add. The Add Scenario dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8-9. Figure 8-9: Define a scenario name, the cells you want to change, and any comments you want to include. 5. Click in the Scenario Name text box and type a descriptive name for your scenario, such as Worst-case or Best-case. 6. Click in the Changing Cells text box. 7. Click a cell in your spreadsheet that you want to display different data. If you want to choose multiple cells, hold down the Ctrl key and click multiple cells. 8. Click in the Comment text box and type any additional comments you want to add to your scenario, such as any assumptions your scenario made. 9. Click OK. The Scenario Values dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8-10. Figure 8-10: Type in new values for your selected cells.
172 Part III: Playing the Numbers with Excel 10. Type a new value for each cell. 11. Click OK. The Scenario Manager dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8-11. Figure 8-11: The Scenario Manager dialog box lets you view, edit, or delete your different scenarios. 12. Click Show. Excel replaces any existing data with the data you typed in Step 10. 13. Click Close. The data from your scenario remains in the spreadsheet. Viewing a scenario After you create one or more scenarios, you can view them and see how they affect your data. To view a scenario, follow these steps: 1. Click the Data tab. 2. Click the What-If Analysis icon in the Data Tools group. A pull-down menu appears. 3. Choose Scenario Manager. The Scenario Manager dialog box appears (refer to Figure 8-11). 4. Click the name of the scenario you want to view. 5. Click Show. Excel shows the values in the cells defined by your chosen scenario. 6. Click Close.