Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular computer applications in offices over the last 20 years. For years people have struggled with compatibility issues between Microsoft and Apple Mac OS. This is slowly changing, Microsoft Office 365 has brought the two operating systems closer, its now easier than ever to collaborate with other users, its easier than ever to create a file on a Window PC and edit it on your favourite MacBook.
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, we will look at the main differences in the two versions and also show some useful tips so that you can become a competent Microsoft Excel user
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this section we will look at the following:
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.
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.