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Microsoft Excel for Self-Taught Users


Delegates should be familiar with the basics of using Microsoft Excel, but do not need to have experience of entering formulae.

Course Objectives

By the end of this one-day course, delegates will feel confident in their ability to create and manipulate worksheets and produce printed reports.

Other versions available – 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Further learning

Excel Intermediate

Course Content

  • Introduction – The Screen, Backstage View, Shortcuts, Drag and Drop, Filling in Range, Using the right mouse button, Tell Me.
  • Basic Skills – Cursor Movement, Using Go To, Highlighting Areas of the Worksheet, Entering Data, Editing a Cell Entry, Deleting a Cell or Range of Cells, Undo and Redo, Repeating the last command, Flash Fill, AutoComplete, Inserting  Deleting Rows & Columns, Using Zoom.
  • Entering Formulae – Entering Simple Calculations, Copying a Formula, Circular References, Using AutoSum, Entering a Formula using Quick Analysis, Statistical Functions, Relative and Absolute, Printing Cell Formulae, Using AutoCalculate.
  • Formatting – Bold, Italics and Underline, Increase and Decrease Font Size, Adding Grid Lines, Adding Shading and Font Colours, Adjusting Column Widths and Row Heights, Changing Cell Alignment, Formatting Numbers & Customer Formats, Applying Cell Styles, Find, Replace and Go To, Moving and Copying, Fixing Worksheet Titles, Copying Data into Word.
  • Sorting and Filtering – Creating a Table using Quick Analysis, Formatting a Table, Using Filter, Sorting, Adding Sub-Totals, Removing Duplicates, Creating Customer Views.
  • Printing – Page Setup, Scale to Fit, Sheet Options, Page Layout View, Page Break Preview, Headers and Footers.
  • Creating Charts – Quick Analysis, Recommended Charts, Creating an Embedded Chart, Creating a Chart as a Separate Sheet, Moving a Chart, Formatting a Chart.
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