An on-site Excel course provides a great opportunity for participants to jump ahead in their knowledge and understanding of the most popular electronic spreadsheet program in the world. When training on-site, consider the following areas; the list that follows can make the difference between a standard software course and one which will really boost a participant’s ability to use Excel effectively.
The electronic spreadsheet has been in existence since 1978, but it was 1982 that Microsoft became involved. The first major leap occurred in 1978 when VisiCalc was created by Dan Bricklin, a student at Harvard Business School. It was basic software, capable of producing a spreadsheet of only 5 columns by 20 rows.
As Microsoft Excel has grown from its early versions, large numbers of functions have been added with each successive version. By the 2003 version of Excel, there were so many additional tools that the number of toolbars needed to hold them had started to become unworkable.
We were working with a client in Melbourne recently, and a question came up (yet again) about how to manage some text that had been imported into Excel from an external database. This is becoming more common, as the number of people increases who use Excel to manipulate data originating from outside databases.