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Become a Microsoft Excel Power User
A skill-boosting one-day workshop designed specifically for those who've mastered Excel's fundamentals and are ready to get the tools required to become a "power user"!



Program Description:
One-Day Seminar

This skill-boosting one-day workshop is designed specifically for anyone who has mastered Excel’s fundamentals and is ready to get the tools, tips, techniques and shortcuts required to become a power user. Your expert instructor will use our exclusive hands-off training approach that features state-of-the-art projection equipment. This method guarantees that you’ll learn — and retain — a maximum amount of information in a minimum amount of time!

You’ll discover how to use macros to save tons of time and reduce errors, how to create eye-catching charts and graphs that bring your numbers to life, how to make more professional-looking spreadsheets, how to automate repetitive tasks, and how to work faster and more efficiently with "insider" shortcuts.

You’ll also learn “how-to’s” for analyzing data and power tips for printing your work perfectly every time. Attend this intensive workshop and you’ll create better worksheets faster than ever before. Guaranteed!

Agenda:

The Key to Spreadsheet Success: Getting Off to a Good Start

  • How to swiftly navigate Excel menus like a pro
  • Identify the toolbar commands you use most often ... and hide the rest
  • Keyboard shortcuts that reduce the mileage you put on your mouse and save tons of time
  • Don't repeat yourself ... learn the quick steps to saving a document as a template
  • Managing files when you've got tons to keep track of
  • Data safeguards: How to protect your data in case disaster strikes

Formulas and Functions

  • Using the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions
  • The no-fail method of backing yourself out of mistakes
  • How to calculate percentages, averages, and more
  • How to spot potential formula goofs
  • When and how to use the "fill series" command
  • Using logical and IF functions
  • Using split and freeze panes

Lighten Your Load With Multiple Worksheet Links

  • Why an automatic update of linked worksheets makes your job easier
  • Create a linking formula with our step-by-step guidelines
  • Save valuable time by moving rapidly among multiple worksheets
  • Reduce chances for errors by linking instead of re-inputting data

The Path to Print Perfection

  • The most common Excel printing goofs and how to avoid them
  • How to add footers, headers and page numbers
  • How to create recurring titles without re-keying them on every worksheet
  • Is your page breaking right? We'll show you how to guarantee it does ... every time!
  • The easy way to print worksheet selections — and get what you ask for

High-Impact Spreadsheets, Charts and Graphs

  • Let Excel show you a variety of effective chart formats
  • When and how to use borders, shading, bold, and underline
  • Fonts and colors: More is not necessarily better
  • Impress others with charts that look like they took hours to create — when, in fact, you created them in minutes!
  • Add free-form narrative and graphics to your worksheets to facilitate understanding
  • How to change the plot direction on a chart
  • Changing the data source on a chart
  • Using and disabling the time-scale axis

Creating Custom Toolbars, Menus and Dialog Boxes

  • Redundant tasks are history! Simply replace your duplicated efforts with a single menu or toolbar command
  • Define which tools you use most often and customize your toolbar in 4 quick and easy steps
  • How to record a macro in your customized toolbox
  • Simplify data entry by limiting menu and dialog box choices

Analyzing Data and Database How-to's

  • How to perform a what-if analysis using the Scenario Manager
  • Understanding and using one- and two-variable data tables
  • Using Solver to solve problems by working backward
  • How the Auditing Toolbar helps you examine the association between cells and formulas in a worksheet
  • Fundamentals of creating Excel databases
  • How to turn any list into a useable database
  • Tracing cells that cause errors
  • Creating a Pivot Table to summarize large amounts of data quickly

SPECIAL SECTION: Making Macro Miracles Happen — It's Easy!

  • Why use a macro? 2 powerful reasons why you'll leave this workshop a macro user from now on
  • Record a simple macro in 5 simple steps
  • Automate your worksheets and kick into the "instant reply mode"
  • How to avoid input errors using macros

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