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Microsoft Excel Introduction

Square One

This course is delivered by Square One
Online with Tutor

About this course

This introduction course designed by leading training experts; we will guide you through all of the key basic features within Spreadsheets to help you become proficient on a day-to-day basis. This course is the ultimate essential guide to beginners on Spreadsheets for those who are self-taught or have little to no experience of using the software. During this course you can expect to leave feeling confident in; how to create formulas, format, enter, edit and analysis data quickly and  confidently. The perfect course for those looking to use Spreadsheets in their day-to-day work.

Topics covered:

  • Getting started with Spreadsheets: Introduction; Navigating the Screen, environment, and Ribbon; Tips and Tricks for Selection and Movement around the screen
  • File Management: Creating and Saving Workbooks; Opening Workbooks
  • Data Input and Selection; Typing and Formatting for Text, Dates and Numbers; Selecting Cells, Rows and Columns using the Mouse and Keyboard shortcuts
  • Using Functions: Using the Sum, Average, Min, Max, Count Functions; Understanding and working with the Function Wizard
  • Working with Dates: Date Calculations; Formatting Dates
  • Copying and Moving Data/Formulae: Using Cut, Copy and Paste; AutoFill; Drag and Drop; Copy and Drop
  • Editing Worksheets: Adding and Deleting Rows and Columns; Sizing Rows and Columns; Hiding/Unhiding Rows and Columns
  • Formatting Worksheets: Working with Fonts, Sizes and Colours; Adding Borders and Fill Colour to Cells; Aligning the Content of a Cell; Applying Number Formatting; Using the Format Painter; Merge and Unmerge Cells
  • Working with Large Worksheets: Freezing Panes; Working with Split Pane View; Filters, Sort; Find and Replace
  • Printing: Using Print Preview; Setting the Print Range; Sizing Spreadsheets to Fit; Working with Margins, Headers and Footers and other useful print settings
  • Multiple Sheets: Creating new Sheets; Colouring Sheet Tabs; Navigating Sheets; Deleting Sheets
  • Charts and Graphs: Creating Charts and Graphs alongside data; Creating Charts and Graphs on a new sheet; Changing the Chart
    Types; Basic Formatting of Charts and Graphs.


Delegates will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. We would expect delegates to know how to: launch and close applications, navigate, save, and open files

Course length:

1 day

Course cost is £234 per delegate
Course cost with Accelerate grant is £104.40 per delegate

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