MS Excel 2010: Next Step with Excel

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This course extends the learner’s basic knowledge of Excel and provides the learner with skills and knowledge to produce more effective and productive workbooks. It covers formulas and function techniques, more intricate formatting, setting complex printing options, using intricate charting features, and working more effectively with existing work sheets and workbooks.

This course is designed for existing users of Excel who would like to expand their skills and knowledge and learn more of the techniques associated with creating better and more productive workbooks.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • use the fill operations available to fill a data series, and move the contents of cells and ranges within and between workbooks
  • work with logical functions in Excel
  • use a range of formula techniques
  • apply a range of number formatting techniques to data
  • apply conditional formatting to ranges in a worksheet
  • apply borders to cells and ranges
  • apply a variety of page setup techniques and work with various elements of a worksheet
  • use a range of find and replace techniques
  • sort and filter data in a list in a worksheet
  • use a range of techniques to enhance charts

The training room and facilities

When training on-site at your premises, we require only that each participant has access to their own computer or laptop, with Microsoft Excel 2010 installed.

Internet and networking facilities are not required. A data projector is required, and if your training room or board room is not equipped with one, we’re able to provide one at no extra cost.

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Filling Data

  • Understanding Filling
  • Filling A Series
  • Filling A Growth Series
  • Filling A Series Backwards
  • Filling Using Options
  • Creating A Custom Fill List
  • Modifying A Custom Fill List
  • Deleting A Custom Fill List

Moving Data

  • Understanding Moving In Excel
  • Moving Cells And Ranges
  • Moving Data To Other Worksheets
  • Moving Data To Other Workbooks

Logical Functions

  • Understanding Logical Functions
  • Using IF To Display Text
  • Using IF To Calculate Values
  • Nesting IF Functions
  • Using IFERROR
  • Using TRUE And FALSE
  • Using AND
  • Using OR
  • Using NOT

Formula Techniques

  • Scoping A Formula
  • Developing A Nested Function
  • Creating Nested Functions
  • Editing Nested Functions
  • Copying Nested Functions
  • Using Concatenation
  • Switching To Manual Recalculation
  • Forcing A Recalculation
  • Pasting Values From Formulas

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Number Formatting Techniques

  • Using Alternate Currencies
  • Formatting Dates
  • Formatting Time
  • Creating Custom Formats

Conditional Formatting

  • Understanding Conditional Formatting
  • Formatting Cells Containing Values
  • Clearing Conditional Formatting
  • More Cell Formatting Options
  • Top Ten Items
  • More Top And Bottom Formatting Options
  • Working With Data Bars
  • Working With Colour Scales
  • Working With Icon Sets
  • Understanding Sparklines
  • Creating Sparklines
  • Editing Sparklines

Applying Borders

  • Understanding Borders
  • Applying A Border To A Cell
  • Applying A Border To A Range
  • Applying A Bottom Border
  • Applying Top And Bottom Borders
  • Removing Borders
  • The More Borders Options
  • Using The More Borders Option

Page Setup

  • Understanding Page Layout
  • Using Built-In Margins
  • Setting Custom Margins
  • Changing Margins By Dragging
  • Centring On A Page
  • Changing Orientation
  • Specifying The Paper Size
  • Setting The Print Area
  • Clearing The Print Area
  • Inserting Page Breaks
  • Using Page Break Preview
  • Removing Page Breaks
  • Setting A Background
  • Clearing The Background
  • Settings Rows As Repeating Print Titles
  • Clearing Print Titles
  • Printing Gridlines
  • Printing Headings
  • Scaling To A Percentage
  • Fit To A Specific Number Of Pages
  • Strategies For Printing Larger Worksheets

Working With A Worksheet

  • Understanding Worksheets
  • Changing Worksheet Views
  • Worksheet Zooming
  • Viewing The Formula Bar
  • Viewing The Gridlines
  • Viewing The Ruler
  • Inserting Cells
  • Deleting Cells
  • Inserting Columns
  • Inserting Rows
  • Deleting Rows And Columns
  • Switching Between Worksheets

Worksheet Techniques

  • Inserting And Deleting Worksheets
  • Copying A Worksheet
  • Renaming A Worksheet
  • Moving A Worksheet
  • Hiding A Worksheet
  • Unhiding A Worksheet
  • Copying A Worksheet To Another Workbook
  • Moving A Worksheet To Another Workbook
  • Changing Worksheet Tab Colours
  • Grouping Worksheets
  • Hiding Rows And Columns
  • Unhiding Rows And Columns
  • Freezing Rows And Columns
  • Splitting Windows

Finding And Replacing

  • Understanding Find And Replace Operations
  • Finding Text
  • Finding Cell References In Formulas
  • Replacing Values
  • Using Replace To Change Formulas
  • Replacing Within A Range
  • Finding Formats
  • Finding Constants Using Go To Special
  • Finding Formulas Using Go To Special
  • Finding The Current Region
  • Finding The Last Cell

Sorting Data

  • Understanding Lists
  • Performing An Alphabetical Sort
  • Performing A Numerical Sort
  • Sorting On More Than One Column
  • Sorting Numbered Lists
  • Sorting By Rows Filtering Data
  • Understanding Filtering
  • Applying And Using A Filter
  • Clearing A Filter
  • Creating Compound Filters
  • Multiple Value Filters
  • Creating Custom Filters
  • Using Wildcards

Charting Techniques

  • Understanding Chart Layout Elements
  • Adding A Chart Title
  • Adding Axes Titles
  • Positioning The Legend
  • Showing Data Labels
  • Showing A Data Table
  • Modifying The Axes
  • Showing Gridlines
  • Formatting The Plot Area
  • Adding A Trendline
  • Adding Error Bars
  • Adding A Text Box To A Chart
  • Drawing Shapes In A Chart

Chart Text Formatting

  • Understanding Chart Text
  • Formatting
  • Using Font Formatting And Alignment
  • Using WordArt Styles
  • Changing Text Fill
  • Changing Text Outline
  • Changing Text Effects

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