Microsoft Excel can be incredibly powerful in the right hands, however, often it is more than a little daunting. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is often crucially required for gaining employment and most roles require a working knowledge. The purpose of this course is to bring you on a journey from basic level Excel use all the way through the most advanced charts, graphs, look ups and much more. The beauty here is the way the content is presented, in bite size chunks, which can be looked up at ease, almost like a video dictionary for Excel. Interactive downloadable workbooks ensure all points are grasped in real time so register now to start learning.
What is Excel? You will learn how to open and close Excel and a basic overview of Spreadsheet software. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Introducing Microsoft Excel • Starting Microsoft Excel • Understanding spreadsheets • Understanding the Excel window • Understanding the workbook window • Using the Ribbon • Using the Quick Access Toolbar • Getting help on Microsoft Excel • Exiting Microsoft Excel • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
What are Workbooks and Worksheets? How they work and what they assist with. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Creating and Saving Workbooks • Creating a new workbook • Saving a workbook • Auto-saving your work • Closing a workbook • Opening a workbook • Moving the cell pointer • Moving around a worksheet • Entering text 5 Entering numbers • Entering dates and times • Using the Zoom tool • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
How to alter Workbooks and make changes to the data held within them. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Editing Workbooks • Selecting ranges of cells • Editing cell contents • Clearing cell contents • Copying cell contents • Moving cell contents • Inserting and deleting cells • Inserting columns and rows • Deleting columns and rows • Copying cells with AutoFill • Inserting cell comments • Checking your spelling • Finding and replacing data • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
We look at changing the format of Worksheets by editing Fonts, Colours and other factors. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Performing Simple Calculations • Introducing formulae • Totalling columns and rows • Calculating with formulae • Calculating averages • Find the highest & lowest values • Understanding cell referencing • Using explicit values in formulae • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Changing the format of Worksheets by editing Fonts, Colours and other factors. Topics covered in this module include • Formatting Worksheets • Formatting with font and colour • Formatting numbers • Formatting dates and times • Copying and pasting formatting • Adjusting column widths and row heights • Aligning cell contents • Indenting and rotating cell contents • Merging cells • Adding borders, colour and shading • Using styles • Using document themes • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Printing Worksheets and changing options to find the most efficient print formats. Topics covered in this module include: • Previewing and Printing Worksheets • Previewing the worksheet • Preparing pages for printing • Creating headers and footers • Specifying the print area and titles • Controlling page breaks • Printing a worksheet • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
How to manage a multitude of similar or related Workbooks to make storing and saving more effective. Topics covered in this module include: • Managing Workbooks • Switching between worksheets • Renaming worksheets • Moving and copying worksheets • Inserting and deleting worksheets • Referencing external data • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Using data stored in Workbooks and Worksheets to generate a wide array of charts to view data more efficiently. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Creating Charts • Creating new charts • Moving and resizing charts • Using predefined layouts and styles • Selecting and changing chart elements • Changing the chart type • Adding another data series • Naming data series • Formatting and aligning titles • Controlling gridlines • Controlling axes • Adding borders and colour • Working with 3-D charts • Updating the data series • Previewing and printing charts • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
A more complex look at the variety of available functions and formulae. Topics covered in this lesson include: • More Functions and Formulae • Naming cells and ranges • Common worksheet errors • Displaying and printing formulae • Using the COUNT function 5 • Using the IF function • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
How to generate and run Macros to make workflow more quickly and smoothly. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Automating Your Work with Macros • Recording a macro • Replaying a macro • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Using Data from a variety of external sources and how to effectively import it into Excel. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Importing Data • Importing from text files • Importing from Microsoft Access • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
How to generate tables and use the versatile range of options to filter and view the data. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Working with Tables • Sorting a table of records • Filtering a table of records • Subtotalling a table of records • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Viewing data within a Workbook more efficiently by changing the format and additional formatting options. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Creating and Formatting Data • Combining cell contents • Using conditional formatting • Creating a custom number format • Creating a custom date format • Creating and applying a style • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Adding external or internal content to enhance Workbooks. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Creating and Formatting Content • Inserting clip art • Inserting graphics • Moving graphics • Resizing graphics • Formatting graphics • Creating and modifying diagrams • Moving and resizing diagrams • Formatting diagrams • Annotating a chart • Filling data series with pictures • Changing the chart type • Manipulating pie charts • Selecting and saving a chart template • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
Using the Thesaurus and Research options to highlight and correctly collate external sources. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Using the Research Tool • Using the Thesaurus to find synonyms • Using research services • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
To finish this course we look at how to set Validation to ensure that errors are not introduced into a Workbook. Topics covered in this lesson include: • Validating Data • Using totals as visual checks • Using formulae for automatic checks • Using the Range Finder • Auditing a worksheet • Using error checking • Watching and evaluating formulae • Exercise / Solutions • Summary
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