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Microsoft Excel 2019/365 – Part 1

  • Length 1 day
  • Price $440 inc GST
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Why study this course

Excel is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use spreadsheet program, which provides you with an extensive set of tools to organise, analyse, present, and store data.

This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with Excel quickly. We will cover different features including creating a new spreadsheet, working with basic formulas and functions, making a spreadsheet look professional and presentable, and saving and printing a spreadsheet.

Note: Excel 2019 and Excel 365 are both desktop application versions of Microsoft Excel. Excel 2019 is the perpetual, bought-outright, stand-alone version of the software; Excel 365 is the subscription-based version. Anyone working with either Excel 2019 or Excel 365 will be able to successfully complete this course. Throughout this course you will be using the Desktop app; the course does not cover use of the Web/Online app.

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What you’ll learn

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Create a new spreadsheet

  • Work with basic formulas and functions

  • Make a spreadsheet look professional and presentable

  • Save and print a spreadsheet

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for users new to Microsoft Excel 2019 or 365 and spreadsheeting as a concept.

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Course subjects

Lesson 1: Getting Started

TOPIC A: Getting to Know Excel

  • Microsoft 365 Excel

  • What are Spreadsheets, Worksheets, and Workbooks?

  • What are Columns, Rows, Cells, and Ranges?

  • The Excel Interface

  • Navigating in Excel

  • Keyboard Navigation Options

TOPIC B: Creating Workbooks

  • The Ribbon

  • The Backstage View

  • Data Types

  • Excel 365 File Formats

  • The Save and Save As Commands

  • Saving to Microsoft OneDrive

  • Compatibility Mode

  • The Convert Option

  • The Compatibility Checker

  • Checking for Accessibility Issues

TOPIC C: Getting Help in Excel

  • Using the Microsoft Search Box

  • Accessing Advanced Help Options

Lesson 2: Working with Data

TOPIC A: A Closer Look at Formulas

  • Excel Formulas

  • The Formula Bar

  • Elements of an Excel Formula

  • Mathematical Operators

  • The Order of Operations

  • Types of References

TOPIC B: Using Formulas and Functions

  • About Functions

  • Creating a Function with AutoComplete

  • Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

  • Using AutoSum

  • Viewing AutoSum Calculations in the Status Bar

  • Automatic Workbook Calculations

TOPIC C: Working with Data

  • Selecting Cells

  • The Cut, Copy, and Paste Commands

  • Using Paste Options

  • Live Preview

  • The Transpose Option

  • Moving Data with Drag and Drop

  • The Undo and Redo Commands

  • Using AutoFill

  • Using Flash Fill

TOPIC D: Working with Rows and Columns

  • Inserting Rows and Columns

  • Deleting Rows and Columns

  • Clearing Data from Cells

  • Changing Column Width and Row Height

  • The Hide and Unhide Options

TOPIC E: Sorting and Filtering Data

  • The Difference Between Sorting and Filtering

  • Sorting Data

  • Enabling Filtering

  • Using the Filter Menu

  • Using Text Filters

  • Clearing a Filter

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

TOPIC A: Formatting Text

  • What is a Font?

  • The Font Group

  • The Format Cells Dialog Box

  • The Format Painter

  • Live Preview and Formatting

  • The Mini Toolbar

  • Creating Links

TOPIC B: Formatting Cells

  • Applying a Border

  • Applying a Fill

  • Changing the Number Format

  • Formatted Numbers and Cell Width

  • Customising Number Formats

TOPIC C: Aligning Cell Content

  • Alignment Options

  • The Indent Commands

  • The Wrap Text Command

  • Merge and Centre Options

TOPIC D: Search For and Replace Data

  • Cell Names and Range Names

  • The Find Command

  • The Replace Command

  • The Go To Command

TOPIC E: Spell Check a Worksheet

  • The Spelling Dialog Box

Lesson 4: Printing Workbook Contents

TOPIC A: Define the Basic Page Layout for a Workbook

  • Topic Objectives

  • The Print Options in Backstage View

  • The Page Setup Dialog Box

  • The Print Preview Option

  • Workbook Views

  • Headers and Footers

  • Header and Footer Settings

  • Page Margins

  • Margins Tab Options

  • Page Orientation

TOPIC B: Refine the Page Layout and Apply Print Options

  • Zoom Options

  • Page Breaks

  • Page Break Options

  • The Print Area

  • Print Titles

  • Scaling Options

Lesson 5: Managing Large Workbooks

TOPIC A: Format Worksheet Tabs

  • Renaming Worksheet Tabs

  • Changing Tab Colour

TOPIC B: Manage Worksheets

  • Grouped Worksheets

  • Repositioning Worksheets

  • Inserting or Deleting Worksheets

  • Hiding and Unhiding Worksheets

  • Worksheet References in Formulas

TOPIC C: Manage the View of Worksheets and Workbooks

  • The Freeze Options

  • The Split Command

  • The Switch Windows Command

  • The New Window Command

Lesson 6: Customising the Excel Environment

TOPIC A: Customise General and Language Options

  • The Excel Options Dialog Box

  • The General Category

  • The Language Category

TOPIC B: Customise Formula Options

  • The Formulas Category

TOPIC C: Customise Proofing and Save Options

  • The Proofing Category

  • The Save Category

  • Version Control

TOPIC D: Customise the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

  • The Customise Ribbon Category

  • The Quick Access Toolbar Category

TOPIC E: Understanding and Enabling Add-Ins

  • What Are Add-ins?

  • The Add-Ins Category

  • The Developer Tab

TOPIC F: Customise Advanced and Trust Center Options

  • The Advanced Category

  • The Trust Center Category


This course assumes that the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Excel is necessary.

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