Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1 Introduction

1 day

Course Overview

When you are manually calculating and recording data on paper, you must recalculate every time that you add new data. If you are working with large volumes of data, by the time you have recalculated the new set of data, the paper-based sheets can be practically illegible, forcing you to create a new copy each time that data changes. Updating data in an Excel worksheet is fast and easy. All you need to do is insert the new data and configure the sheet so that calculations are updated whenever the data changes. Storing your data in Excel also enables you to run reports on the data, perform calculations, print your work to share with others, and much more. In this course, you will use Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013 to create spreadsheets and workbooks that you can use to store, manipulate, and share your data.

Target student

This course is designed for students who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2013 worksheets.

Prerequisites

To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should have used the mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on the computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Microsoft® Excel® 2013

  • Identify the Elements of the Excel Interface
  • Create a Basic Worksheet
  • Use the Help System

Performing Calculations

  • Create Formulas in a Worksheet
  • Insert Functions in a Worksheet
  • Reuse Formulas

Modifying a Worksheet

  • Manipulate Data
  • Insert, Manipulate, and Delete Cells, Columns, and Rows
  • Search for and Replace Data
  • Spell Check a Worksheet

Formatting a Worksheet

  • Modify Fonts
  • Add Borders and Color to Cells
  • Apply Number Formats
  • Align Cell Contents
  • Apply Cell Styles

Printing Workbook Contents

  • Define the Basic Page Layout for a Workbook
  • Refine the Page Layout and Apply Print Options

Managing Large Workbooks

  • Format Worksheet Tabs
  • Manage Worksheets
  • Manage the View of Worksheets and Workbooks

Customizing the Excel Environment

  • Customize General and Language Options
  • Customize Formula Options
  • Customize Proofing and Save Options
  • Customize the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customize the Functionality of Excel by Enabling Add-Ins
  • Customize Advanced and Trust Center Options