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    Excel 2013 Essentials Course: Introduction

    The beginner’s course in Excel is an excellent way to introduce participants to this spreadsheet based program. It is intended for excel novices and for Excel users who wish to broaden their knowledge.

    Excel 2013 Essentials Course :Course Outline

    This is the first of three workshops we present on Excel 2013. Beginners and novices to Excel are welcome to attend this workshop where they will learn the Essentials of Excel 2013. To become proficient in Excel we suggest participants also attend the Advanced and Expert workshops. This is a practical workshop where participants will practice what they learn on computers, we also include the pre workshop review so that participants can indicate to the trainer what features they already use and what they need to know more about. Excel 2013 has some new features and with Office 2013 the user has a new landing screen which makes creating and launching documents easier than previous versions of Excel. Excel also comes with an improved user interface and an array of tools to help manage data through Skydrive. Some of the workshop objectives are: Opening and creating workbook files; using the new interface; entering and editing data in different ways; understanding basic formulas and functions; using the new features and formatting worksheets and data. The new recent list on the left hand side of the screen allows the user to open a workbook that has been recently used without having to go through the dialog box. It includes the name and file location of the last several workbooks that have been used. The user can now pin their favourite workbooks to the list so that they will be available for quick access even if other workbooks are opened. Participants will also be introduced to the ribbon interface and the Backstage view and notable parts of the ribbon. The Backstage view replaced the file menu found in Excel versions prior to 2010.Flash fill is a new feature in Excel 2013; it finds connections in your data to help you fill in information. For example: you have a worksheet with one column labelled alpha; beta, Charlie; delta and so on, you would enter alpha in the first row and beta in the second row – excel will then display the remaining list, press enter to accept. As with previous versions Excel offers the user the choice of view for viewing documents, the user can also create a custom view, this is useful if the user wants to view the same data in different ways. In module seven participants will learn about basic Excel functions, including SUM and Auto Complete, they will also learn the functions in the Formulas tab and learn the function names. Participants will also be taught when to use a formula and when to use a function. The Formulas tab is used to help create functions, users can access the functions in the Function Library. Sparklines are a new addition and are miniature graphs which help to explain data better, Sparklines and Quick Analysis make up module eight. We round off our workshop with a module on formatting data; a module dealing with themes, effects and styles and a module on printing and sharing workbooks.

    1. Setting Up a Workbook
    Creating Workbooks
    Terminology
    Excel Environment
    Customising Quick Access Toolbar
    Creating a New Workbook
    Entering Data into Workbook
    Saving a workbook
    Open a workbook
    Zoom
    Insert a new worksheet
    Renaming a new worksheet
    Changing the tab colour of worksheet
    Rearranging the order of worksheets
    Move or Copy worksheets
    Hide or Unhide Worksheets
    Switch windows

    Modifying Workbooks and Worksheets
    Changing column widths and row heights
    Insert Columns or Rows
    Delete Columns or Rows
    Hide or Unhide columns or rows
    Insert Cells
    Moving Data by dragging

    Customising Excel 2010
    Arranging multiple workbook windows.
    Customising the ribbon
    Minimising the ribbon

    2. Working with Data and Excel Tables
    Entering Data
    Copy, Cut and Paste
    Pick from drop down list
    Find and Replace data
    Spell Check
    Thesaurus
    Defining an Excel Table
    Format as table
    Table design
    Basic Formulas
    How to create a basic formula
    Operators
    Copy formula down
    Absolute cell reference
    Basic Functions
    Insert a function
    Autosum, sum, min, max and average

    3. Changing Workbook Appearance
    Format Cells
    Changing Font, Font size and Font Colour
    Borders
    Bolt, Italic and Underline
    Fill Colour
    Themes
    Format Numbers as percentage, currency and general
    Insert a Picture
    Picture Styles, remove background, picture effects
    Insert Background

    4. Printing
    Inserting Headers and Footers
    Print Preview
    Page Setup
    Page break preview
    Print active worksheets
    Print entire workbook
    Print Selection
    Print titles
    Set Print area
    Centre data on page

    Excel 2013 Essentials Course: Course Duration

    1 day/s

    Who should attend: Excel 2013 Essentials Course

    This course is intended for novice users of Microsoft Excel.

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