Excel Spreadsheet Fundamentals
Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, expands on the information he provided in part 1 of Spreadsheet Basics. In this outstanding live webcast, he discusses the Table feature, the Find feature, the Trace Dependents feature, the Replace feature, and others. David also shares a variety of time-saving techniques, including how to minimize data entry, identify duplicate entries, sort lists of data, and recover unsaved workbooks.
David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the 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:
• Locating data anywhere within a spreadsheet by way of the Find feature.
• Spell-checking spreadsheets by way of a keyboard shortcut or menu command.
• Exploring the pros and cons of merging cells in spreadsheets.
• Learning two different ways to insert or delete rows and columns within a worksheet.
• Swapping out data within worksheet cells by way of the Replace feature.
• Distinguishing the differences among pivot table–related menus in Excel 2013 and later versus older versions of Excel.
• Determining whether it’s safe to edit or delete a cell by way of the Trace Dependents feature.
• Identifying other cells a formula relies on by way of the Trace Precedents feature.
• Specifying information that should print at the top and/or bottom of each page of a printout by managing headers and footers.
• Understanding the nuances of sorting lists of data in Excel.
• Using the Text to Columns feature in any version of Excel to quickly separate city, state, and ZIP code into separate columns.
• Duplicating Excel worksheets in two different ways.
• Identify how to skip confusing menus by way of mouse tricks and keyboard shortcuts.
• Recall how use the Text to Columns feature.
• Describe two different ways to insert or delete rows and columns in Excel worksheets.
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