Excel 2013: Essentials

Excel 2013: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 11.3 hrs

Total Training for Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials shows you the fundamentals of entering data and creating spreadsheets, managing lists of data, creating formulas & functions, formatting worksheets for print and electronic delivery, charting, data analysis, collaborating with others, automating tasks, and more.

Five New Features covered in this title

  1. Templates are easier to use than ever before, and it's faster to find one that suits your needs.
  2. Flash Fill can save you a lot of typing, and it works automatically. You don't even have to remember to use it.
  3. The Inquire add-in gives you several ways of comparing two worksheets, so you'll know how they differ just by looking at them.
  4. The GeoFlow add-in turns your data into an animated, 3D map. This is the coolest thing Excel has ever done!
  5. Using tight connectivity with the cloud, Excel 2013 helps you collaborate with others, or just with multiple computers of your own.

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Description

This comprehensive Excel 2013 course uses a hands-on, engaging approach. It’s as though you have one of the best Excel trainers giving you a private lesson, making concepts clear and understandable. Presenter Bob Flisser will show you how to work quickly & efficiently in Excel.

When you finish this course, you won’t just know Excel; you’ll be an Excel rock star, and your co-workers will be jealous. You will know how to create worksheets for different types of tasks, and how to set up calculations used in different fields and professions. You’ll also know how to analyze large amounts of data so they make sense, and how to format worksheets so they look polished. The best part is learning all the shortcuts that save you lots of time.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH EXCEL (51 min)

  1. If You’re in a Hurry, Use a Template
  2. What’s on the Screen
  3. File Management Basics
  4. Editing the Content & Structure of a Worksheet
  5. Creating a Sample Worksheet
Chapter 2: TECHNIQUES FOR EASIER DATA ENTRY (14 min)

  1. Using Auto Fill
  2. Selecting an Area for Faster Data Entry
  3. Using Automatic Decimals
  4. Using Flash Fill
Chapter 3: MANAGING LISTS WITH EXCEL (42 min)

  1. Sorting a List of Names & Addresses
  2. Formatting & Editing a Table
  3. Advanced Filter
  4. Finding & Replacing Data
  5. Splitting Cells
Chapter 4: Basic Calculations with Formulas (46 min)

  1. How Do You Write a Formula?
  2. Adding, Subtracting & Basic Number Formatting
  3. Squaring & Cubing Numbers
  4. Absolutely Understand Absolute References
  5. Formatting Numbers
  6. The Order of Calculations is Critical
  7. Joining Cells
Chapter 5: CALCULATING WITH FUNCTIONS (48 min)

  1. Understanding How Functions Work
  2. SUM Function & AutoSum Tool
  3. Adding a Whole Worksheet with Just Two Clicks
  4. Calculating an Average
  5. Finding the Highest, Lowest & Quantity of Values
  6. Inserting, Calculating & Formatting Dates
  7. Automatic Subtotals
  8. Calculations across Worksheets
Chapter 6: FUNCTIONS THAT MAKE DECISIONS (30 min)

  1. IF: Values that Depend on a Condition
  2. SUMIF & AVERAGEIF: Sums & Averages That Depend on a Condition
  3. VLOOKUP: Extract Data from a Table
Chapter 7: MATH, STATISTICAL & FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS (39 min)

  1. Square Roots & Logarithms
  2. Correlation, Standard Deviation, Median & Large
  3. Calculating Monthly Loan Payments
  4. Using Net Present Value to Evaluate an Investment
Chapter 8: FORMATTING WORKSHEETS (72 min)

  1. Row & Column Size & Cell Alignment
  2. Using & Modifying Built-in Styles
  3. Analyzing Data with Conditional Formatting
  4. Inserting & Modifying Pictures
  5. Inserting Pictures from Online Sources
  6. Drawing & Modifying Shapes
  7. Using Shortcuts to Draw & Modify Shapes
  8. Creating Diagrams with SmartArt
Chapter 9: Managing Workbooks (37 min)

  1. Arranging, Inserting, Moving & Copying Worksheets
  2. Freezing Row & Column Titles in Place
  3. Repeating Row & Column Titles
  4. Hiding & Un-hiding Rows & Columns
Chapter 10: DATA ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (30 min)

  1. Goal Seek
  2. Creating Scenarios for Multiple What-Ifs
  3. Using the Quick Analysis Tool
  4. Using the Inquire Add-in to Compare Worksheets
Chapter 11: CREATING CHARTS IN EXCEL (55 min)

  1. Creating Charts Instantly: Two Methods
  2. Creating a Column Chart Manually
  3. Creating a Pie Chart Manually
  4. Sparklines: Miniature Charts in Cells
  5. Setting Up a GeoFlow 3D Map
  6. Animating a GeoFlow 3D Map
Chapter 12: PIVOTTABLES & POWER VIEWS (42 min)

  1. Overview of PivotTables
  2. Inserting a Recommended PivotTable
  3. Creating a PivotTable Manually
  4. Modifying a PivotTable & Filtering with Slicers
  5. Creating a PivotChart
  6. Creating a Power View Report
Chapter 13: PRINTING A WORKSHEET (33 min)

  1. Print Layout, What Should Fit & How
  2. Inserting Headers & Footers
  3. Printing & Print Settings
Chapter 14: COLLABORATION (81 min)

  1. Writing & Editing Comments
  2. Creating PDF Documents
  3. Importing & Exporting Data
  4. Restricting Editing of a Workbook
  5. Protecting Workbook Structure, Finalizing & Password Protection
  6. Tracking Changes Other People Make to a Workbook
  7. Saving a Workbook in SkyDrive, SharePoint, or Dropbox
  8. Allowing Others to Modify Your Open Workbook
  9. Inviting Others to Share Your Workbook
  10. Sharing a Workbook on a Social Network
  11. Share Workbooks on the Web with the Excel Button
Chapter 15: AUTOMATING TASKS (31 min)

  1. Overview of Automation
  2. Installing & Using Office Apps
  3. Creating Macros by Recording Keystrokes
  4. Editing Macros in Visual Basic for Applications
Chapter 16: CUSTOMIZING EXCEL 2013 (24 min)

  1. Modifying the Ribbon Bar & Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Setting Excel’s Options
  3. Credits

Presenter Info

Bob FlisserBob Flisser has been providing computer training since the early 1980s. Since 1990, he has been engaged in consulting, technical writing, and creating multimedia presentations and print material. In 1995, when the web was new, Bob added web development to his skills. He has had several video courses published, and is the co-author of a dozen books of computer tips and shortcuts. Bob also has written courseware and magazine articles and has created and run training centers for several companies.