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Excel Tips, Tricks and Timesavers Course Outline

 (1 day)

*** WARNING: High Volume Class, Sign Up Early ***
Excel is our most popular series classes. A green flag beside a date on the right means that a session has met the minimum enrollment levels and is running. However, it is common for dates for this course to fill several weeks in advance. Even if a date has a green flag, you might not be able to get into that session if it is full. To avoid disappointment, it is best to register for this class at least three weeks in advance.

This one-day class offers tips, tricks and timesavers that will help you get the most from Excel. It is a easy quick-paced class that will touch on most of the popular Excel features and how to access them efficiently.

Version Note
While this class is being taught using the 2016 version of the Excel software, almost all topics (except for a few new 2016-only chart types) will be applicable to users of Excel 2013.

Target Student
You already know Excel and have been working with it regularly. Some of your skills are self-taught and you might have taken formal training. Individuals who have taken one or more Excel Core Skills classes will be excellent candidates for this class.

Who Should NOT Take This Class
If you are a novice Excel user, this class is not for you. It is best to have some practical Excel work experience before taking this class.

This class is not for beginning Excel users. The typical candidate for this class will be either self-taught or will have had some formal training in Excel. This class can be taken after the Excel Introduction. Having taken other Excel Core Skills classes can be helpful but not necessary.

Course Outline (DRAFT)

Workbooks and Files
Changing the Look of Excel
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Understanding Protected View
Understanding AutoRecover
Using a Workbook in a Browser
Saving to a Read-Only Format
Generating a List of Filenames
Generating a List of Sheet Names
Using Document Themes
Understanding Excel Compatibility Issues
Where to Change Printer Settings

Working with Merged Cells
Indenting Cell Contents
Using Named Styles
Creating Custom Number Formats
Using Custom Number Formats to Scale Values
Creating a Bulleted List
Shading Alternate Rows Using Conditional Formatting
Formatting Individual Characters in a Cell
Using the Format Painter
TEXT function
a custom number format
Avoiding Font Substitution for Small Point Sizes
Updating Old Fonts

Resizing the Formula Bar
Monitoring Formula Cells from Any Location
Learning Some AutoSum Tricks
Knowing When to Use Absolute and Mixed References
Avoiding Error Displays in Formulas
Creating Worksheet-Level Names
Hiding and Locking Your Formulas
Using the INDIRECT Function
Formula Editing in Dialog Boxes
Converting a Vertical Range to a Table

Working with Data
Selecting Cells Efficiently
Automatically Filling a Range with a Series
Fixing Trailing Minus Signs
Restricting Cursor Movement to Input Cells
Using Flash Fill to Extract Data
Using Flash Fill to Combine Data
Inserting Stock Information
Getting Data from a PDF File
copy and paste
Word 2013 as an intermediary

View outline in Word


Attend hands-on, instructor-led Excel Tips, Tricks and Timesavers training classes at ONLC's more than 300 locations. Not near one of our locations? Attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.

For additional training options, check out our list of Excel Courses and select the one that's right for you.

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Fee:  $295

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