Course Outline

Microsoft Excel 2016 Introduction


Who is this course for?

As a new user, with little or no experience of Microsoft Excel 2016 or other spreadsheets, the topics covered on this course will gently introduce you to spreadsheet concepts and empower you to create basic spreadsheets.


How long is this course?

1 Day 


What do I need to know before attending?

It is assumed only that you have a basic knowledge and understanding of the Windows environment. 


What will I expect to achieve at the end of the training?
At the end of this course
you will be able to:

  • Use Excel to structure your data.
  • Perform automatic calculations.
  • Improve the appearance of your work with basic formatting.
  • Produce simple charts.
  • Produce well presented printouts of data, text and graphs.
  • Save your work and retrieve it for future reference or changes.


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Introducing Excel 2016
An overview of the benefits of spreadsheets.
Basic spreadsheet structure.
Tour of the Excel screen, including the ribbon and toolbars.
Using Tell Me
The Insights Panel and Smart Lookup

Spreadsheet Basics
Entering and editing your data using some quick techniques.
Using undo and redo.

Saving & Retrieving
Securing your work through Saving.
Understanding Excel 2016 file types.
Retrieving files.
Organising work directories.

Basic Excel functions including Sum and Average.
Using the Insert Function tool for more complex calculations.

Changing the Appearance
Changing typeface style and size.
Aligning, bordering and shading your data.
Using Excel Themes and cell Styles.
Setting row and column heights.

Working with Spreadsheet Data
Moving, copying and deleting sections of your spreadsheet.
Using Autofill to copy and enter information.
Checking your spelling and correcting mistakes.
Using the Find and Replace tools.

Absolute Cell References
Understand Absolute Cell references within formulas

Charts & Graphs
Use Excel's powerful charting capability including Sparklines to create and edit bar charts, pie charts and line graphs.

Previewing and changing the page layout.
Printing all or part of your work.

Database Functionality
Rules for Creating Database Tables.
Sorting and filtering data.

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