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    Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
    Excel is a powerful program, beautifully designed so that you can simplify your use and analysis of large amounts of data.

    Learning Objectives:
    In this course, you will create, edit, display and print Excel workbooks using new features and custom interface tools. You will:

    • Enter, edit, and format data to create workbooks
    • Enter data using time-saving tools like Flash Fill and Autocomplete
    • Use functions and formulas to calculate data
    • Understand Relative and Absolute Cell References
    • Format worksheets and cells
    • Manage larger workbooks
    • Print workbooks
    • Customize the interface by changing ribbon display options and customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

    Target Student:
    This course is for those who are new to Microsoft Excel and want to gain confidence navigating the interface, using functions and formulas, and formatting their work in order to present it clearly.

    Course Outline:
    Section 1: Creating, Opening and Saving Workbooks
    What is Excel?
    Create a New Blank Workbook
    Open Excel Files
    Save Workbooks
    Navigate a Workbook
    Selection Types
    Data Checkers

    Section 2: Exploring the User Interface
    Backstage View
    Ribbon Overview
    Quick Access Toolbar
    Status Bar
    Shortcut Key Tips
    Contextual Tabs

    Section 3: Working with Data
    Basic Data Types
    Enter, Edit and Delete Data
    Use Autocomplete and Autofill
    Resize Columns and Rows
    Insert and Delete Columns, Rows, Cells
    Hide and Unhide Columns and Rows
    Use Undo, Redo and Repeat
    Spellcheck and AutoCorrect
    Use Find, Replace and Go To
    Cut, Copy, Paste and Paste Special
    Use the Fill Handle

    Section 4: Performing Calculations
    Use Basic Formulas
    Use Basic Functions
    Understand Absolute and Relative Cell References

    Section 5: Using Time Saving Tools
    Flash Fill

    Section 6: Formatting A Workbook
    Work with Fonts and Font Attributes
    Apply Borders and Shading
    Use the Format Painter
    Change Text Alignment
    Wrap Text
    Apply Manual Line Breaks
    Rotate Text
    Merge and Centre Text
    Create and Modify Styles
    Apply Number Formats
    Clear Formatting

    Section 7: Managing Large Workbooks
    Rename Worksheets
    Colour-code Worksheet Tab Colours
    Copy, Move, Delete, and Group Worksheets
    Work with Freeze Panes

    Section 8: Printing and Viewing A Workbook
    Work with Page Breaks
    Work with Print Preview and Page Layout View
    Change Margins and Page Orientation
    Scale to Fit Worksheets
    Insert Headers and Footers
    Print Titles Across All Pages
    Review Print Options


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F