Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 for Absolute Beginners
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 for Absolute Beginners

Learn the essentials of Microsoft Excel 2016 in easy to follow steps
4.4 (27 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,576 students enrolled
Created by Simon Sez IT
Last updated 6/2017
Price: Free
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover new and improved features in Excel 2016.
  • How to effectively use Excel 2016 on a touchscreen device.
  • How create, save, and open a workbook.
  • Using flash fill for rapidly filling Excel cells with data.
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  • Microsoft Excel 2016 desktop version for Windows installed and ready to use on your computer.

During this introductory course on using Microsoft Excel 2016, we'll teach the basics of using Excel 2016.

We'll start with navigating the Excel 2016 interface, including the Ribbon, Backstage View and the Quick Access Toolbar.

Discover concepts to help you understand how enter data into a Excel spreadsheet, using Flash Fill and working with worksheets.

Contents and Overview

This easy to understand course starts at the very beginning, specifically designed for those with little or no Excel experience. The first task is to find the software and install it on your computer. Then we show you in easy step-by-step fashion how to get Excel up and running and begin using it in its most popular ways.

Then we discover the new and improved features added to the 2016 version. There are new features that could be a big help in your job, your business, or in personal projects.

We start with essential first steps. You will learn to create a Workbook, save it, then open it. We show you simple ways to use Microsoft's powerful online and contextual help, so you are never left wondering when you have a question or encounter a challenge.

Along the way we keep in mind you will want to personalize Excel to accomplish the things you want. We learn all about Ribbons and Toolbars that make Excel extremely flexible.

Next we move on to entering and editing data in your Workbook, formatting dates and numbers, auto saving and creating backups, and finally how to print your work.

All along the way there are plenty of exercises and quizzes that help you fully understand all the concepts and solidify them in your memory.

This is the course you need to learn the most important ways to expertly use MS Excel 2016. It assumes you are just beginning with Excel and easily steps you through the process of being highly proficient with this widely used tool.

This course is for absolute beginners, thus is appropriate for those new to Excel and who appreciate a methodical, patient and conversational pace.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those new to using Microsoft Excel 2016.
  • No previous knowledge of Excel required. This course is created for absolute beginners.
  • If you want to refresh your memory and understanding of Excel.
  • Users of earlier versions of Excel looking to update their skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
5 Lectures 15:07
Acquiring Excel 2016 and Information on Installation and Upgrade

Essential Information for a Successful Training Experience

Course Exercise Files

Course Demo Files

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Section 1 Quiz
1 question
What's New
1 Lecture 02:55
New and Improved Features in Excel 2016
Using Touch
1 Lecture 05:36
Overview of Principles of Using Touchscreen
Getting Started
2 Lectures 25:29
Creating and Saving a Workbook

Opening a Workbook
Using Help
1 Lecture 06:27
Online Help and Contextual Help

Section 5 Quiz
1 question
Excel Options
2 Lectures 11:33
Course review

Personalizing your use of Excel

Section 6 Quiz
2 questions
The Ribbon and Toolbars
5 Lectures 36:19
Basics of using the Ribbon

Quick Access Toolbar

Tell Me Feature

Mini Toolbars and Contextual Menus

Status Bar

Section 7 Quiz
2 questions
Entering and Editing Data
5 Lectures 43:26
Basics of Entering and Editing Data in a Workbook

Exercise 01

Formatting Dates

Formatting Numbers

Exercise 02

Section 8 Quiz
5 questions
Backup and Recovery
1 Lecture 07:35
AutoSave, Recover Unsaved Workbook, and Create a Backup Copy

Section 9 Quiz
1 question
Fill and Series
2 Lectures 13:13
Working with Fill and Series

Flash Fill

Section 10 Quiz
2 questions
1 More Section
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