Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

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Course Length: 1 day
Delivery Methods: Multiple delivery options
Course Benefits
  • Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel.
  • Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  • Manage Excel workbooks.
  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet.
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.
Course Overview

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel class, you will learn to create clear, professional Excel worksheets. This course is designed for students who want to create, edit, format, and print worksheets using Excel.

Target Audience: Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

Our public classes use the most current version of the software, but if you’re on an earlier version, our instructor will point out any differences. For private classes, we will use the version of the software (including the Mac version) you use in your office.

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Webucator is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS). Our curriculum has been tested and approved by ProCert Labs, the official tester of Microsoft courseware, and has been found to meet the highest industry standards of instructional quality.

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Course Outline
  1. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
    1. Starting Microsoft Excel
    2. Creating a Workbook
    3. Saving a Workbook
    4. The Status Bar
    5. Adding and Deleting Worksheets
    6. Copying and Moving Worksheets
    7. Changing the Order of Worksheets
    8. Closing a Workbook
    9. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
  2. The Ribbon
    1. Tabs
    2. Groups
      1. Tell Me
    3. Commands
    4. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Workbook
    3. Exercise: Open a Workbook
    4. New Workbooks and Excel Templates
    5. Exercise: Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
    6. Printing Worksheets
    7. Exercise: Print a Worksheet
    8. Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
    9. Adding a Theme to Microsoft Excel
  4. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Entering Text
      1. Using Flash Fill
      2. Expand Data across Columns
    2. Adding and Deleting Cells
    3. Adding a Hyperlink
    4. Add WordArt to a Worksheet
    5. Using AutoComplete
    6. Exercise: Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
    7. Entering Numbers and Dates
    8. Using the Fill Handle
    9. Exercise: Entering Numbers and Dates
  6. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Selecting Ranges of Cells
    2. Hiding Worksheets
    3. Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
    4. Adding Themes to Workbooks
    5. Exercise: Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
    6. Adding a Watermark
    7. The Font Group
    8. Exercise: Working with Font Group Commands
    9. The Alignment Group
    10. Exercise: Working with Alignment Group Commands
    11. The Number Group
    12. Exercise: Working with Number Group Commands
  7. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
    1. Math Operators and the Order of Operations
    2. Entering Formulas
      1. Ink Equations
    3. AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
    4. Copying Formulas and Functions
      1. Displaying Formulas
    5. Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References
    6. Exercise: Working with Formulas
  8. Working with Rows and Columns
    1. Inserting Rows and Columns
    2. Deleting Rows and Columns
    3. Transposing Rows and Columns
    4. Setting Row Height and Column Width
    5. Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
    6. Splitting the Worksheet Window
    7. Freezing Panes
    8. Exercise: Working with Rows and Columns
  9. Editing Worksheets
    1. Find
    2. Find and Replace
    3. Exercise: Using Find and Replace
    4. Using the Clipboard
    5. Exercise: Using the Clipboard
    6. Exercise: Using Format Painter
    7. Managing Comments
      1. Adding Comments
      2. Working with Comments
  10. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Setting Margins
    2. Setting Page Orientation
    3. Setting the Print Area
    4. Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
    5. Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
    6. Headers and Footers
    7. Exercise: Preparing to Print
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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