Excel Basics

Webinar: ID# 1020296
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
In this educational webcast you will discover the basics of Microsoft Excel: custom shortcuts, techniques to use with large spreadsheets, advanced features in Excel 2013 and later, and more from Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA.

Even if you’re already an Excel user, you’ll learn aspects of Excel you may have overlooked in the past. David takes you through spreadsheets from the ground up. By the end of the session, you’ll be empowered to create functional spreadsheets and to manipulate large lists of data.

Learning Objectives

By attending this webinar, you and your team will learn how to:
  • Identify the basic operational aspects of Microsoft Excel, including file management, printing, and data manipulation
  • Recognize what worksheet functions are, how to utilize them, and gain familiarity with new functions
  • Get oriented with Excel’s grid of rows and columns
  • Get a jump start on spreadsheet projects by using free, prebuilt templates in Excel
  • Bring Excel’s green error-checking prompts under control by managing the underlying rules
  • Eliminate duplicates from a list with just a few mouse clicks
  • Get an overview of the different types of files you can create in Excel
  • Jump-start data visualization with the Quick Analysis feature
  • Learn the nuances of copying formulas within Excel spreadsheets
  • Manage column widths within your spreadsheets
  • Master Excel’s order of operations for mathematical formulas
  • Navigate large workbooks with ease by way of a hidden menu as well as keyboard shortcuts
  • Never type $ signs manually in a formula again; use a keyboard shortcut instead
  • Simplify repetitive tasks by creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Understand how to enter dates in an Excel spreadsheet
  • Wrangle long lists of data by filtering instead of sorting
About Your Speaker

David Ringstrom, CPA, is the Tech Editor-at-Large for AccountingWEB and Going Concern. David speaks at conferences nationally and presents dozens of webinars annually on Excel and other topics. He offers Excel training and consulting services nationwide, and has written numerous articles on spreadsheets.

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