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Microsoft Excel for Mac - Office 365 on Mac OS

The complete guide to Microsoft excel for Apple Mac OS X - Office 365
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Created by Colin Marks
Last updated 12/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Use Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac with confidence in an Office environment.
learn how to use the most common Excel formulas and functions to carry out day to day spreadsheet tasks.
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  • No Prior spreadsheet experience is needed to take the class.
  • Students should have Microsoft Excel installed on their computer so that they can follow along with the lectures.

Do you hide when someone mentions Microsoft Excel, or do you pretend to know more about it  than you actually do. This course is designed from the bottom up, focusing on the most important elements of Microsoft Excel to give you the skills and confidence to perform everyday spreadsheet tasks in the average office. Have you used Excel before and now have moved over to Apple Mac OS X, we will look at the main differences in the two versions and also show some useful tips so that you can become a compotent Microsoft Excel user

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for anybody who has no spreadsheet experience but wishes to become a competent Microsoft Excel user.
  • This course can be used as a refresher course for users who have used Microsoft Excel on a Windows PC but are now using an Apple Mac
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:37:15
1 Lecture 03:06

An Introduction to the course, A quick introduction to me just so you can see the type of things to expect from the course.

Preview 03:06
Using the Application
3 Lectures 13:45

In the first of our sections, we will look at the layout the Excel . We will take a tour of the Excel Program, highlighting all the main places of interest.

We will look at the most important parts of the program to make sure you can navigate it with ease.

Preview 07:16

In this section we will look at the different ways that we can create a spreadsheet, either from the default "blank" template, or from one of Microsofts pre prepared templates.

Creating Spreadsheets

In this section we will look at saving spreadsheets, we will look at the process of saving a spreadsheet in the default manor, and also saving spreadsheets in different file types.

We will also talk about the reasons for saving in different file types.

Saving a Spreadsheet
Working with cells
5 Lectures 16:10

In this section we will look at the cells that make up an Excel Spreadsheet. We will look at the way we can manipulate cells.

We will look at selecting cells and the different types of information that we can enter into cells.


In this section we will look at searching spreadsheet files to find data and we will also look at replacing data with new content.

Finding and Replacing Data

We will look at the ways that we can sort data in a spreadsheet. We will look at sorting lists and the different methods that we can use.

Sorting Data in a Spreadsheet

We will look at filtering data in a spreadsheet. We will look at the ways we can use filtering to get a better view of only the elements that you wish to see.

Filtering Data

In this section we will look at cutting and copying content and pasting it into another area in the same spreadsheet or into a totally different spreadsheet.

We will also look at deleting cell content from cells.

Cut, Copy and Paste Content and Deleting Cell Content.
Managing Worksheets
2 Lectures 08:36

In this section we will look at the ways we can interact with rows and columns.

We will look at selecting rows and columns, both adjacent and non adjacent.

We will look at inserting and deleting rows and columns and modify the Heights of rows and the widths of columns.

We will also look at freezing and unfreezing columns and rows and the reasons for doing so.

Rows and Columns

In this section we will look at the way we can use different worksheets in the Microsoft Excel program.

We will look at adding and deleting worksheets, Renaming worksheets.

We will also have a look at moving and copying entire worksheets.

We will also look at giving the worksheet tabs a colour, so that they can be quickly identified.

Formulas and Functions
5 Lectures 28:50

in this section we will look at creating formulas using cell references and arithmetic operators (addition,subtraction, multiplication, division).

We will look at the good practices that can be used in order to achieve the best results.

Creating formulas

Choose the Correct option

Formula Quiz
1 question

In this section we will look at using the auto fill option in Excel, we will look at the situations that you will use it and the way it can be used.

Using the Autofill button

In this section we will look at absolute cell referencing, the process of setting up your formulas and functions to get the best result with minimum effort.

Absolute Cell Reference

In this section we will look at some of the most common functions that can be used in spreadsheets.

We will look at the SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNT, COUNTA and ROUND Functions.


In this section we will look at the IF statement and the way it can be used to determine a true or false outcome.

The IF Statement
2 Lectures 09:05

In this section we will look at the different types of formatting that we can apply to cells in our Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

We will look at formatting cells to display numbers to a specific number of decimal places, to display numbers with, without a separator to indicate thousands.

We will also look at formatting cells to display a date style, to display a currency symbol and to display numbers as percentages.

Cell Formatting

In this section we will look at changing the cell content appearance like font sizes and font types.

We will also look at applying formatting to cell contents like bold, italic, underline, double underline.

We will apply different colours to cell content, cell background.

We will look at copying the formatting from a cell and placing it on another cell so that we can keep formatting uniform.

Formatting Cell Contents (Fonts)
2 Lectures 07:59

In this section we will cover charts, will look at creating a chart from spreadsheet data. We will create different types of charts like bar chart, column charts and lie charts.

We will look at selecting the charts, moving and resizing a chart, we will also delete a chart.

Another aspect we will do is the option to change the type of chart we are using, i.e from column to bar chart.

Creating a chart

This section will cover adding, removing and editing a chart title.

We will add data labels to a chart so that we can see exact values/numbers or percentages.

We will look at changing the chart area background colour and also the colours that make up the "bars" in the charts and change the colour of text used within the chart.

Editing Charts
2 Lectures 09:44

In this section we will look at the following:

  • Change worksheet margins: top, bottom, left, right.
  • Change worksheet orientation: portrait, landscape. Change paper size.
  • Adjust page setup to fit worksheet contents on a specified number of pages.
  • Add, edit, delete text in headers, footers in a worksheet.
  • Print Titles on each page
  • Print Gridlines
The Page Set Up Options

In this last section we will look at printing our finished spreadsheet. we will look at :

Previewing a worksheet and then printing a selected cell range from a worksheet, an entire worksheet, number of copies of a worksheet, we will also look at printing the entire spreadsheet and a chart.

About the Instructor
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I am an IT Trainer with over 8 years experience in delivering training in both Apple and Microsoft to a large array of clients, in both public training centres and corporate environments.

I have an IT teaching diploma and focus mainly on software training. I hold a current Microsoft Office Master certificate and have been teaching Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Outlook all to an advanced level) for the past 6 years.

The training I deliver ranges from iPad and iPhone training to Office productivity applications like Pages, Numbers and Keynote. I also train in video editing software like Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

I feel the most important part of training is developing a connection with your students, building trust in both sides.

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