About this course

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 training course, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2016 worksheets.

Course Outline

Module 1: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

This module explains how to create workbooks in Microsoft Excel.

  • Starting Microsoft Excel
  • Creating a Workbook
  • Saving a Workbook
  • The Status Bar
  • Adding and Deleting Worksheets
  • Copying and Moving Worksheets
  • Changing the Order of Worksheets
  • Splitting the Worksheet Window
  • Closing a Workbook
  • Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

Module 2: The Ribbon

This module explains how to work with the Ribbon.

  • Tabs
  • Groups
  • Commands
  • Exploring the Ribbon
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with tabs.
  • Work with groups.
  • Work with commands.
  • Understand which groups and commands are found on which tabs.

Module 3: The Backstage View (The File Menu)

This module explains how to work with the Backstage View aka the File menu.

  • Introduction to the Backstage View
  • Opening a Workbook
  • New Workbooks and Excel Templates
  • Printing Worksheets
  • Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
  • Managing Workbook Versions
  • Open a Workbook
  • Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
  • Print a Worksheet

Module 4: The Quick Access Toolbar

This module explains how to work with the Quick Access Toolbar.

  • Adding Common Commands
  • Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
  • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
  • Placement
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Module 5: Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to how to enter data in Excel worksheets.

  • Entering Text
  • Expand Data across Columns
  • Adding and Deleting Cells
  • Adding an Outline
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Add WordArt to a Worksheet
  • Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates
  • Using the Fill Handle
  • Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates

Module 6: Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to format Excel worksheets.

  • Hiding Worksheets
  • Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
  • Adding Themes to Workbooks
  • Adding a Watermark
  • The Font Group
  • The Alignment Group
  • The Number Group
  • Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
  • Working with Font Group Commands
  • Working with Alignment Group Commands
  • Working with Number Group Commands

Module 7: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel

This module explains how to use formulas in Excel.

  • Math Operators and the Order of Operations
  • Entering Formulas
  • AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
  • Copying Formulas and Functions
  • Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References
  • Working with Formulas
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Enter basic formulas.
  • Use AutoSum to sum data with one click.
  • Understand absolute, relative, and mixed cell references.
  • Copy formulas and functions.

Module 8: Working with Rows and Columns

This module explains how to work with rows and columns.

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  • Inserting Rows and Columns
  • Deleting Rows and Columns
  • Transposing Rows and Columns
  • Setting Row Height and Column Width
  • Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
  • Freezing Panes
  • Working with Rows and Columns

Module 9: Editing Worksheets

This module explains how to edit worksheets.

  • Find
  • Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard
  • Managing Comments
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard

Module 10: Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to finalize worksheets.

  • Setting Margins
  • Setting Page Orientation
  • Setting the Print Area
  • Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
  • Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
  • Headers and Footers
  • Preparing to Print

Module 11: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

This module explains how to use some of the features that were new in the 2013 version of Excel.

  • One Workbook Per Window Feature
  • Using Flash Fill

Module 12: Features New in 2016

This module explains how to use two new features in 2016.

  • Tell Me
  • Smart Lookup