Introduction to Microsoft Excel

We tend to store a huge amount of business information in Excel spreadsheets, but for most novice users it’s difficult to do anything other than just view that information. Our Introduction to Microsoft Excel training course will give you the skills to develop, interrogate and analyse spreadsheets in more depth than you can imagine.
On the course you will build on the basics of starting a new spreadsheet, navigate your way around a sheet, enter and format data, move copy and insert cells, develop calculations, use functions from the vast Excel Functions library, create professional charts to display your data and learn how to effectively print your work.
The course uses structured hands-on exercises so you can practice the skills you have learned throughout all the sessions. This course is the ideal stepping stone for our Intermediate Microsoft Excel course.
To get the most out of this course no previous experience of using spreadsheets is required but ideally you should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • Introduction
    • Tour of the Screen
    • The Ribbon
    • Quick Access Toolbar
    • Setting Options
  • Excel Basics
    • Spreadsheet Concepts
    • Moving Around / Selecting Cells
    • Entering Text and Numbers
    • Using Pre-defined Lists
    • Defining a Custom List
    • Summing Rows and Columns
  • Calculations & Corrections
    • Entering Formulae
    • Correcting Mistakes
  • Moving, Copying and Inserting
    • Moving Cells
    • Copying Cells
    • Inserting Rows
    • Inserting Columns
    • Inserting Cells
  • Formatting Worksheets
    • Formatting Basics
    • Simple Number Formatting
    • Custom Number Formatting
    • Alignment of Entries
    • Changing Fonts
    • Adding Borders to Cells
    • Removing Formatting Changes
    • Column Width / Row Height
  • Basic Printing
    • Previewing the Printout
    • Fitting a Spreadsheet on a Page
    • Altering Page Margins
    • Headers and Footers
    • Printing the Worksheet
  • Charting Basics
    • Creating Charts
    • Chart Settings
    • Formatting Chart Elements
    • Chart Options

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