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Excel 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft's comprehensive spreadsheet tool that offers features that support a wide range of functions. The Ribbon menu is unique to Microsoft Office and stacks the many features of Excel into related tabs, making it easy to quickly access the ones you need. Backstage view is a streamlined gathering of all file-level tools, such as those used for saving, printing, and sharing your files. This course explores these topics and many other basics of Excel 2010, including opening the application, creating new spreadsheets, entering data and, AutoFill features. It also provides an introduction to the many tools that will help you create and use your spreadsheets productively.
Start Excel 2010 and open an existing workbook
Identify the features of spreadsheets
Recognize the functions of key Excel 2010 interface elements
Excel 2010 provides a number of tools and features that allow you to visually enhance the appearance of worksheets and workbooks. Data and cells can be manipulated and customized using various positioning and formatting features. This course explores the processing of formatting cells and text, using tools such as the format painter and changing the way text is presented in order for it to be more visually appealing. This course also explains the various options for formatting numbers in Excel 2010.
Apply basic text formatting
Apply and copy cell formatting
Recognize how alignment commands change the position of text
While it can look complicated and daunting, navigating the Excel interface isn't as difficult as it first appears. This course will show you how to move around the Excel interface using the various keys on the keyboard, such as the Home and End keys, and Ribbon commands. The course also covers the ways in which you can view and arrange workbooks and worksheets to be the most useful and shows you how you can access Excel's many Help features.
Move around a worksheet
Recognize how to navigate around Excel in a given scenario
Get Help on Excel tasks or commands
Alter your view of the worksheet
Recognize how Workbook Views alter the appearance of a worksheet
The ability to easily manipulate data is probably the biggest benefit of using productivity applications, such as Excel 2010. For instance, if you have to copy the same data multiple times or move large amounts of data from one place to another within a worksheet or between workbooks, you can see this is much more easily accomplished through software than through the use of pen and paper. For example, Excel 2010 features such as Live Preview let you see how copied data will look before you copy it, even if it's copied between Office applications, and the Paste Special option allows you to further define how your data is copied or moved. This course is designed to show you many of the ways that Excel 2010 allows you to manipulate data and the worksheets that contain them and describes features that let you do this quickly and efficiently.
Copy and move data
Use paste options to preview and control how data displays
Excel 2010 makes it easy for you to save, print, and share workbooks and worksheets. When you create an Excel workbook, you will most likely want to save it, and in many instances, print it to save a hard copy or share with someone else. New features of Excel 2010 also allow you to easily collaborate with others by using the Sharing option in Backstage view. All of these options – saving, printing, and sharing – are grouped together on the File tab for convenience. This course describes these Excel features and explains how to use them to increase your efficiency and productivity.
Save a workbook in a different format
Save an Excel workbook
Change the default save options in Excel 2010
Share and send a workbook
Use the Page Setup settings to prepare a worksheet for printing
Excel 2010 provides tools that enable you to efficiently present your data and that can also make your data easier to understand. Tables can be used to logically present data in an easy to read fashion and table styles provide a way to make your workbooks more attractive and professional looking. Conditional formatting allows you to highlight trends and exceptions in cells or ranges of cells by presenting the identified data in a number of unique ways to make it stand out. Sparklines, a new feature of Excel 2010 are small charts within a cell that provide a visual representation of data and can be used to show trends in an appealing manner. These features – tables, styles, conditional formatting, and sparklines – how to access them and how to use them, are covered in this course.
Excel 2010 provides easy to use and access tools that allow you to review, proof, and protect the workbooks you create and share. The tools for performing these tasks are grouped conveniently on the Ribbon and include the Spelling, Research, and Thesaurus tools; a Translate tool; tools to insert, edit, and review Comments in a worksheet; and tools for tracking changes and protecting workbooks. The various tasks you can perform with these features are covered in this course, along with how and when you would use these tools.
Use Excel's proofing tools
Use the Excel comments feature
Use track changes in Excel 2010
Select statements that describe Excel's track changes tool
Apply worksheet and workbook protection
Check spelling in worksheet and add notes using comments
Excel 2010 provides you with the tools that allow you to perform calculations on your workbook data. Being able to use formulas to do complicated calculations not only simplifies your work but also helps to reduce the number of errors that can arise in such complex tasks. This course introduces the concepts and terminology associated with formulas, and demonstrates how to create and edit them, copy and paste them, and how to check for errors that can arise.
Identify elements of a formula
Recognize how Excel calculates precedence in a formula
Recognize examples of reference types used in Excel formulas
One of the great features of Excel 2010 is its ability to perform a wide variety of functions to make your use of Excel 2010 easier and more fun. Functions are inbuilt formulas that save you time by allowing you to choose one that suits your needs rather than having to create a complex formula from scratch. This course introduces you to the changes made to functions in Excel 2010, including improved function accuracy and consistency as well as the changes made to some function names that make them more intuitive. It describes the useful feature of Excel's status bar that automatically displays basic calculations as well as the Function Library, which groups useful functions. The most common use of functions, calculating basic financial, logical, date and time data is also covered.
Identify the characteristics of functions in Excel
Perform basic calculations using Excel's most commonly used functions
Use financial functions
Use date and time functions
Use logical functions to help perform calculations on worksheet data
Perform basic calculations
Use a financial function to determine the monthly repayment of a loan
Using the charts feature in Excel 2010, you can create attractive and well-organized representations of worksheet and workbook data. Charts can be easily inserted and customized from the Charts group on the Insert tab of the Ribbon. This course demonstrates how to effectively use and customize charts in Excel 2010; it explores available chart types and the best use of each type; and shows how to change the different elements of a chart to provide an effective visualization of your data.
Recognize when to use different Excel charts
Insert a chart
Identify the elements of an Excel chart
Update an existing Excel chart's style, layout, or location
Change the data range on which a chart is based
Insert a chart
Update a chart's type, layout, and style
Update the chart's source data and change chart's location
Excel has more than just charts to offer in the way of visual presentation. Nonchart-related graphic tools such as Shapes, SmartArt, WordArt, ClipArt, and Screenshots are all ways to enhance the visual impact of documents that tend to be dominated by dry numbers and text. This course focuses on these and other graphic elements that can be added to Excel 2010 spreadsheets. This course also introduces ways to change the themes and styles offered by Excel 2010.
Insert illustrations, including pictures, clip art, shapes, and SmartArt graphics, into a worksheet
Use Excel's image editing tools to format illustrations
Insert a screenshot into a workbook
Add text features to a worksheet
Use cell styles to apply consistent formatting
Apply an Excel theme to a worksheet
Add a picture and clip art to a worksheet
Add a screenshot to a worksheet
Apply a theme and a cell style
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