Excel

Course Outline

Module 1: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

This module explains how to create workbooks in Microsoft Excel.

Lessons

  • Starting Microsoft Excel
  • Creating a Workbook
  • Saving a Workbook
  • The Status Bar
  • Adding and Deleting Worksheets
  • Copying and Moving Worksheets
  • Changing the Order of Worksheets
  • Splitting the Worksheet Window
  • Closing a Workbook

Lab : Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

  • Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Start Microsoft Excel.
  • Create a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Save a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Add and delete Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Copy and move worksheets.
  • Split the worksheet window.
  • Close a Microsoft Excel workbook.

Module 2: The Ribbon

This module explains how to work with the Ribbon.

Lessons

  • Tabs
  • Groups
  • Commands

Lab : Exploring the Ribbon

  • Exploring the Ribbon

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Work with tabs.
  • Work with groups.
  • Work with commands.
  • Understand which groups and commands are found on which tabs.

Module 3: The Backstage View (The File Menu)

This module explains how to work with the Backstage View aka the File menu.

Lessons

  • Introduction to the Backstage View
  • Opening a Workbook
  • New Workbooks and Excel Templates
  • Printing Worksheets
  • Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
  • Managing Workbook Versions

Lab : The Backstage View (The File Menu)

  • Open a Workbook
  • Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
  • Print a Worksheet

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Open a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Start a new Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Use Microsoft Excel templates.
  • Print a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Personalize your copy of Microsoft Excel.

Module 4: The Quick Access Toolbar

This module explains how to work with the Quick Access Toolbar.

Lessons

  • Adding Common Commands
  • Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
  • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
  • Placement

Lab : The Quick Access Toolbar

  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Add common commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Add additional commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Move the Quick Access Toolbar.

Module 5: Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to how to enter data in Excel worksheets.

Lessons

  • Entering Text
  • Expand Data across Columns
  • Adding and Deleting Cells
  • Adding an Outline
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Add WordArt to a Worksheet
  • Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates
  • Using the Fill Handle

Lab : Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets

  • Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Enter text in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Add or delete cells in worksheets.
  • Add an outline for your data.
  • Enter a hyperlink in a worksheet.
  • Use AutoComplete.
  • Enter numbers and dates in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Use the Fill Handle to add data to cells.

Module 6: Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to format Excel worksheets.

Lessons

  • Hiding Worksheets
  • Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
  • Adding Themes to Workbooks
  • Adding a Watermark
  • The Font Group
  • The Alignment Group
  • The Number Group

Lab : Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets

  • Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
  • Working with Font Group Commands
  • Working with Alignment Group Commands
  • Working with Number Group Commands

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Select a range of cells within a worksheet.
  • Hide worksheets.
  • Add color to workbook tabs.
  • Add themes to worksheets.
  • Apply bold, italics, and underlining to text.
  • Add borders to cells.
  • Change text and cell colors.
  • Change the font and font size.
  • Align text.
  • Wrap text.
  • Indent text.
  • Merge and center text.
  • Change number formats.
  • Change date formats.

Module 7: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel

This module explains how to use formulas in Excel.

Lessons

  • Math Operators and the Order of Operations
  • Entering Formulas
  • AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
  • Copying Formulas and Functions
  • Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References

Lab : Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel

  • Working with Formulas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Enter basic formulas.
  • Use AutoSum to sum data with one click.
  • Understand absolute, relative, and mixed cell references.
  • Copy formulas and functions.

Module 8: Working with Rows and Columns

This module explains how to work with rows and columns.

Lessons

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  • Inserting Rows and Columns
  • Deleting Rows and Columns
  • Transposing Rows and Columns
  • Setting Row Height and Column Width
  • Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
  • Freezing Panes

Lab : Working with Rows and Columns

  • Working with Rows and Columns
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Insert rows and columns in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Delete rows and columns in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Transpose rows and columns.
  • Change row heights.
  • Change column widths.
  • Hide and unhide rows and columns.
  • Freeze panes

Module 9: Editing Worksheets

This module explains how to edit worksheets.

Lessons

  • Find
  • Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard
  • Managing Comments

Lab : Editing Worksheets

  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Locate information in your worksheet using Find.
  • Use Find and Replace to quickly replace data with other data.
  • Use the Cut, Copy, Paste and Format Painter commands to edit worksheets.
  • Manage comments.

Module 10: Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to finalize worksheets.

Lessons

  • Setting Margins
  • Setting Page Orientation
  • Setting the Print Area
  • Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
  • Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
  • Headers and Footers

Lab : Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets

  • Preparing to Print

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Set margins in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Set the page orientation to portrait or landscape.
  • Set the print area in a worksheet.
  • Scale a worksheet so that all data prints on one page.
  • Add headers and footers to a worksheet.

Module 11: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

This module explains how to use some of the features that were new in the 2013 version of Excel.

Lessons

  • One Workbook Per Window Feature
  • Using Flash Fill

Lab : Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

  • Using Flash Fill

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the one workbook per window feature.
  • Use Flash Fill.

Module 12: Features New in 2016

This module explains how to use two new features in 2016.

Lessons

  • Tell Me
  • Smart Lookup

Lab : None

  • None

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Tell Me feature.
  • Use the Smart Lookup feature.

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