Microsoft Excel Introduction

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Date(s) - 05/09/2017
All Day

Edinburgh Training Centre


Course Overview

On this Introduction to Microsoft Excel training course, students will learn how to create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel  worksheets.

Target Audience: Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Excel or more experienced Excel users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the new interface.


  • Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel.
  • Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  • Manage Excel workbooks.
  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet.
  • Learn how to use handy new features.


  1. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
    1. Starting Microsoft Excel
    2. Creating a Workbook
    3. Saving a Workbook
    4. The Status Bar
    5. Adding and Deleting Worksheets
    6. Copying and Moving Worksheets
    7. Changing the Order of Worksheets
    8. Splitting the Worksheet Window
    9. Closing a Workbook
    10. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
  2. The Ribbon
    1. Tabs
    2. Groups
    3. Commands
    4. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Workbook
    3. Exercise: Open a Workbook
    4. New Workbooks and Excel Templates
    5. Exercise: Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
    6. Printing Worksheets
    7. Exercise: Print a Worksheet
    8. Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
    9. Managing Workbook Versions
  4. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Entering Text
    2. Expand Data across Columns
    3. Adding and Deleting Cells
    4. Adding an Outline
    5. Adding a Hyperlink
    6. Add WordArt to a Worksheet
    7. Using AutoComplete
    8. Exercise: Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
    9. Entering Numbers and Dates
    10. Using the Fill Handle
    11. Exercise: Entering Numbers and Dates
  6. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Selecting Ranges of Cells
    2. Hiding Worksheets
    3. Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
    4. Adding Themes to Workbooks
    5. Exercise: Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
    6. Adding a Watermark
    7. The Font Group
    8. Exercise: Working with Font Group Commands
    9. The Alignment Group
    10. Exercise: Working with Alignment Group Commands
    11. The Number Group
    12. Exercise: Working with Number Group Commands
  7. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
    1. Math Operators and the Order of Operations
    2. Entering Formulas
    3. AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
    4. Copying Formulas and Functions
      1. Displaying Formulas
    5. Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References
    6. Exercise: Working with Formulas
  8. Working with Rows and Columns
    1. Inserting Rows and Columns
    2. Deleting Rows and Columns
    3. Transposing Rows and Columns
    4. Setting Row Height and Column Width
    5. Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
    6. Freezing Panes
    7. Exercise: Working with Rows and Columns
  9. Editing Worksheets
    1. Find
    2. Find and Replace
    3. Exercise: Using Find and Replace
    4. Managing Comments
      1. Adding Comments
      2. Working with Comments
  10. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Setting Margins
    2. Setting Page Orientation
    3. Setting the Print Area
    4. Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
    5. Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
    6. Headers and Footers
  11. Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013
    1. One Workbook Per Window Feature
    2. Using Flash Fill
    3. Exercise: Using Flash Fill
  12. Features New in 2016
    1. Tell Me
    2. Smart Lookup