Excel: Preventing Errors in Your Spreadsheets
When you attend this comprehensive presentation, you’ll learn a variety of tricks and techniques to improve the integrity of your Excel spreadsheets as well as audit the spreadsheets created by others. Excel expert David Ringstrom discusses the benefits and uses of several Excel features and functions, including the Hide and Protect feature, the Conditional Formatting feature, the VLOOKUP function, the SUMIF function, and more.
David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Office 365 version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.
Office 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new-feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.
Topics Typically Covered:
•Enabling selected users to access protected areas of a worksheet by way of the Allow Users to Edit Ranges feature.
•Utilizing the New Window and Arrange Windows commands to view two different worksheets simultaneously.
•Preventing errors from the start by choosing from thousands of free Excel spreadsheet templates.
•Using range names to streamline formulas and bookmark key inputs within a workbook.
•Preserving key formulas using hide and protect features.
•Streamlining Custom Views by adding a drop-down list to Excel's Quick Access Toolbar.
•Using Conditional Formatting to identify unlocked cells into which data can be entered.
•Performing dual lookups, which allow you to look across columns and down rows to cross-reference the data you need.
•Employing the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify.
•Summing disparate sections of a spreadsheet quickly with the SUBTOTAL function.
•Improving the integrity of many Excel features by placing column headings within a single row instead of spanning two or more rows.
•Apply Data Validation to document input cells and enforce data integrity.
•State how to hide and unhide multiple worksheets with a single command.
•Apply Conditional Formatting to identify unlocked cells into which data can be entered.
David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on over 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively. To learn more about David, you can view his LinkedIn profile and follow him on ... View Full Profile