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This course will give you the proficiency training needed for job qualifications and confidence. The videos and matching handouts will guide you along the way as you learn Excel 2010 in a build-upon-foundations format.
There are 10 videos per session, currently 4 sessions. Total session time is approximately 1 1/2 hours of training. The course is structured so that you can choose which section is most important for your situation. I recommend you start at 1 and continue through sequentially. But, depending on your current job, you may need to jump right into Charting - Course 2. (Come back to 1, though, get your solid foundation in place.)
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|Section 1: First 3 Videos Free|
|Become familiar with the Excel screen layout as a vital first step to understanding Excel. There are alot of tools at your fingertips.
|The Name Box is a true "Productivity" tool. Learn this feature early and you will have faster success with spreadsheets.
|Screen Layout was a lesson in the constant on-screen tools. This lesson is about the tools that appear "only when needed" and you need to know about them.
|Section 2: Excel 2010 Must-Know Features|
|The basis of all software programs are these 4 Computer Super Secrets. Learn them, use them, become a better computer user.
|Cut, Copy, Paste is the essence of using any software program. This lesson teaches the long and short way of getting the job done.
|The Ctrl Key, with other keyboard strokes, gives the zip-zam-zoom effect to moving through a spreadsheet.
|The Quick Access Bar is a re-make of the old and beloved "Standard Toolbar". Learn how to rebuild it to bring your favorite tools back.
|Getting "to" your files quickly is just as productive as using them afterwards. Learn great tips about "File" in this lesson.
|Learn the features on the File Ribbon to effectively Find, Recover, Save, and Print your files.
|Super Secret #4 to computers is "File, Options". In this lesson you will learn how to customize some Excel features.
|The Status Bar sits at the bottom of the screen usually unnoticed. But not so fast... this is another useful tool on the screen.
|Moving a Column or Row is explained and is surprisingly easy to do.
|Believe it or not, there is a technique for finding help in Excel. Learn it in this lesson.
|Section 3: Excel 2010 Charts|
|Yes, a chart in 2 Steps. Amazing trick that makes you feel like a pro.
|Create a chart using the "Insert" Ribbon.
|With charting come many new tools to learn. This lesson covers the Chart Design Ribbon.
|This lesson covers the Chart Layout Ribbon and you also learn the "Super Secret" to Charts.|
|Adding picture elements to your chart keeps your audience's attention.
|Add depth and interest to your chart with Background Pictures and Colors.
|Label your chart properly to help your audience figure out what you're showing them.
|Axes are the side and bottom scales on a chart. Learn how to control them in this lesson.
|This amazing tool is new to Excel 2010. Put a mini-chart in a cell next to your data. I Love it!|
|Pie charts show portions of a whole. You will learn how to make those portions most effective in this lesson.
|Section 4: Excel 2010 Formatting|
|Effectively Formatting Borders will guide the end user's eyes easily to your results.
|Formatting is at your fingertips with the new MiniBar feature. Also learn about Ribbon Groups and Currency format.
|Banded rows ROCK and are basically alternating colored rows or columns. A little tricky, but worth the effort.
|This lesson is beyond just picking a font; it's about adjusting their formats.
|Centering titles, aligning data in a cell, and getting your numbers to look straight. All of this is a very necessary lesson.
|Sometimes just adding a color automatically makes the whole spreadsheet worthwhile. Learn to format based on a condition in this lesson.
|Adjusting Margins and working with multiple pages can be overwhelming. This lesson covers the tools to do this efficiently.
|Headers and Footers allow you to place info or pictures into the Margin area of the paper.
|Ever have just one column print on a second page? Learn how to solve that issue with Scale to Fit.
|Get a grip on your passwords! (And design a form to keep track of them.)
|Section 5: Excel 2010 Formulas|
|It's time to customize the Quick Access Bar to work with Formulas. This lesson guides you to which buttons you need to add.
|This lesson shows you how to use the buttons you just added in the last lesson. Cool info.
Just watch this video. Skip everything else and watch this video. Amazing formula super secret that I learned far too late. (Better late than never!)
|This lesson is why we use Excel... to do math functions! Learn the codes you need to accomplish basic math.
Download Working Files here (applies to lectures 39-45)
There are formulas to change Text. (Believe it.) Don't re-type text ever again. Just learn these formulas.
One of the most common problems with data is duplicate records. This feature removes duplicates in less than 10 seconds.
Another common problem with data is how to get certain text out of a cell and into another without re-typing it. This video teaches you how.
The previous video showed how to separate text. This video shows how to put it back together. It's a formula worth tucking in your cap.
|These extra formulas have become my "old standby's". They are basic and very useful.
The SumIF formula may be a little beyond basic, but it is a vital tool for ensuring correct calculations no matter how your data sorts above it.
I once showed the SubTotal feature to a receptionist, who had just spent 3 hours on a project, how to accomplish the same thing in less than 10 seconds. She promptly took a walk outside to get some air. (Smile)
|Section 6: Conclusion|
|A final thought about your Excel progress and what to do next...
Andy Lanning, Owner/Trainer
Computer Software Training, LLC
Andy is a self-taught computer “nerd” and has been training individuals and groups since 1996. She is a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist and trains most Microsoft programs. With 20+ years experience in the computer industry, Andy focuses every class on using software to solve common workflow issues.
Be prepared to learn more than you bargained for in her class. Andy always teaches the 4 Super Secrets to computers and believes firmly in efficiency training.
“My goal is to lower frustration and raise productivity.
And maybe have some laughs along the way!”
Software specialty areas include:
· Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher
· Office Processes: mail merges, forms, databases, data analysis
· Internet and E-mail
· Computer Basics