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This course will help you get up to speed with using Microsoft Excel Online — Microsoft’s cloud-based spreadsheet program — teaching how to create a spreadsheet; how to work with basic formulas and functions; and how to make a spreadsheet look presentable.

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About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Lesson 1: Getting Started

TOPIC A: Getting Started with Excel Online

Logging into Office 365

Launching Excel Online

The Excel Online Interface

Creating a New Workbook

Closing Excel Online

Activity 1-1: Getting Started with Excel Online

TOPIC B: Getting to Know Excel

What are Spreadsheets, Worksheets, and Workbooks?

What are Columns, Rows, Cells, and Ranges?

Navigating in Excel

Excel Formulas

Activity 1-2: Getting to Know Excel

TOPIC C: Managing Workbooks

Opening a Workbook

Editing Your Workbook in Excel Desktop

Accessing Save Options

Using the Accessibility Checker

Printing a Workbook

Sharing a Workbook

Activity 1-3: Managing Workbooks

TOPIC D: Getting Help in Excel Online

Using the Help tab

Giving Feedback About Office

Activity 1-4: Getting Help in Excel Online


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Working with Data

TOPIC A: A Closer Look at Formulas

The Formula Bar

Elements of an Excel Formula

Mathematical Operators

The Order of Operations

Types of References

Activity 2-1: A Closer Look at Formulas

TOPIC B: Using Formulas and Functions

About Functions

Creating a Function with AutoComplete

Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

Using AutoSum

Viewing AutoSum Calculations in the Status Bar

Automatic Workbook Calculations

Activity 2-2: Using Formulas and Functions

TOPIC C: Working with Data

Selecting Cells

The Cut, Copy, and Paste Commands

Using Paste Options

Moving Data with Drag and Drop

The Undo and Redo Commands

Using AutoFill

Using Flash Fill

Activity 2-3: Working with Data

TOPIC D: Working with Rows and Columns

Inserting Rows and Columns

Deleting Rows and Columns

Clearing Data from Cells

Changing Column Width and Row Height

The Hide and Unhide Options

Activity 2-4: Working with Rows and Columns

TOPIC E: Sorting and Filtering Data

The Difference Between Sorting and Filtering

Sorting Data

Enabling Filtering

Using Text Filters

Clearing a Filter

Activity 2-5: Sorting and Filtering Data


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Formatting a Worksheet

TOPIC A: Formatting Text

What is a Font?

The Font Group

The Format Painter

Creating Links

Activity 3-1: Formatting Text

TOPIC B: Formatting Cells

Applying a Border

Applying a Fill

Changing the Number Format

Customizing Number Formats

Activity 3-2: Formatting Cells

TOPIC C: Aligning Cell Content

Alignment Options

The Indent Commands

The Wrap Text Command

Merge & Center Options

Activity 3-3: Aligning Cell Content

TOPIC D: Using Find & Select Tools

The Find Command

The Replace Command

The Go To Command

Activity 3-4: Using Find & Select Tools

TOPIC E: Applying Conditional Formatting

What is Conditional Formatting?

Applying Conditional Formatting Rules

Setting Conditional Formatting Options

Clearing Conditional Formatting

Activity 3-5: Applying Conditional Formatting


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Adding Pictures and Shapes

TOPIC A: Inserting Pictures

Inserting Pictures

Resizing Pictures

Rotating Pictures

Deleting Pictures

Adding Alternative Text

Activity 4-1: Inserting Pictures

TOPIC B: Inserting Shapes

Inserting Shapes

The Shape Tab

Resizing Shapes

Deleting Shapes

Activity 4-2: Inserting Shapes

TOPIC C: Formatting Shapes

Changing the Shape Type

Applying a Style

Customizing Shape Fill and Outline

Adding Alternative Text

Activity 4-3: Formatting Shapes


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Organizing Worksheet Data with Tables and Charts

TOPIC A: Inserting Tables

What is a Table?

Creating a Table

Customizing Row Display

Inserting and Deleting Table Rows and Columns

Sorting and Filtering Table Data

Activity 5-1: Inserting a Table

TOPIC B: Inserting Charts

Chart Types

Chart Elements

Inserting a Chart

The Chart Contextual Tab

Moving Charts

Resizing Charts

Activity 5-2: Inserting Charts

TOPIC C: Modifying Charts

Switching Row and Column Display

Use the Select Data Command

Changing the Chart Type

Adding a Chart Title

Modifying Chart Labels

Modifying Chart Axes

Activity 5-3: Modifying Charts


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Using PivotTables

TOPIC A: Inserting PivotTables

What is a PivotTable?

Creating a PivotTable

The PivotTable Fields Task Pane

Working with PivotTable Data

Activity 6-1: Inserting PivotTables

TOPIC B: Working with PivotTable Data

Expanding and Collapsing Data

Refreshing Data

Using the Value Field Settings Menu

Summarizing Values

Changing Value Display

Activity 6-2: Working with PivotTable Data

TOPIC C: Sorting and Filtering PivotTable Data

Sorting Data

Using the Filters Pane

Using Label and Value Filters

Clearing Filters

Activity 6-3: Sorting and Filtering PivotTable Data


Review Questions

Lesson 7: Finalizing Workbooks

TOPIC A: Using Comments

Inserting Comments

Showing and Hiding the Comments Pane

Replying to Comments

Deleting Comments

Activity 7-1: Working with Comments

TOPIC B: Managing Worksheets (Part One)

Viewing Worksheets

Inserting Worksheets

Deleting Worksheets

Duplicating Worksheets

Worksheet References in Formulas

Activity 7-2: Managing Worksheets (Part One)

TOPIC C: Managing Worksheets (Part Two)

Hiding and Unhiding Worksheets

Reordering Worksheets

Renaming Worksheet Tabs

Changing Tab Color

Activity 7-3: Managing Worksheets (Part Two)

TOPIC D: Changing View Options

Showing and Hiding Workbook Elements

The Freeze Panes Options

Activity 7-4: Changing View Options


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson Lab 3-3

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson 7

Lesson Lab 7-1

Lesson Lab 7-2

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet


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