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Excel 101: Introduction to Spreadsheets Webinar


David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2021, 2019, 2016 and earlier) during the presentation, as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2021, Excel 2019, and so on.

What You’ll Learn

  • Bringing Excel’s green error-checking prompts under control by managing the underlying rules
  • Copying formulas efficiently down one or more columns at the same time
  • Discerning the nuance of entering text into worksheet cells
  • Getting oriented with Excel’s grid of rows and columns
  • Handling situations where numbers are presented as # signs on-screen and in Print Preview
  • Jump-starting spreadsheet projects using free, prebuilt templates in Excel
  • Learning about the different types of files you can create in Excel
  • Learning the nuances of copying formulas within Excel spreadsheets
  • Mastering Excel’s order of operations for mathematical formulas
  • Navigating large workbooks with ease by way of a hidden menu as well as keyboard shortcuts

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for practitioners who need to learn the basics of working with Excel spreadsheets.