Home Sample Files Register Books and e-books Wholesale Books Multi-user Forums & Support Search Contact
Basic Skills
Essential Skills Expert Skills
Excel 2016 Excel 2013 Excel 2010 Excel 2007
Learn Excel 2007 Expert Skills With The Smart Method
Before you start:
When you need help:
Read: How to use the course Simple one-page guide. Search Find a lesson teaching a specific Excel feature
Download the entire e-book Download the entire e-Book.
Download the sample files Sample files save a lot of typing. Forums Ask one of our Excel experts.
Session 1: Tables, Ranges and Databases
Session 1 Introduction
Lesson 1-1: Check your program and operating system version
Lesson 1-2: Apply a simple filter to a range
Lesson 1-3: Apply a top 10 and custom filter to a range
Lesson 1-4: Apply an advanced filter with multiple OR criteria
Lesson 1-5: Apply an advanced filter with complex criteria
Lesson 1-6: Apply an advanced filter with function-driven criteria
Lesson 1-7: Extract unique records using an advanced filter
Lesson 1-8: Convert a range into a table with a total row
Lesson 1-9: Format a table using table styles and convert a table into a range
Lesson 1-10: Create a custom table style
Lesson 1-11: Sort a range or table by rows
Lesson 1-12: Sort a range by columns
Lesson 1-13: Sort a range or table by custom list
Lesson 1-14: Name a table and create an automatic structured table reference
Lesson 1-15: Create a manual structured table reference
Lesson 1-16: Use special items in structured table references
Lesson 1-17: Understand unqualified structured references
Session 1 Exercise
Session 1 Exercise Answers
Session 2: Data Integrity, Subtotals and Validations
Session 2 Introduction
Lesson 2-1: Split fixed width data using Text to Columns
Lesson 2-2: Split delimited data using Text to Columns
Lesson 2-3: Automatically subtotal a range
Lesson 2-4: Create nested subtotals
Lesson 2-5: Consolidate data from multiple data ranges
Lesson 2-6: Use data consolidation to generate quick subtotals from tables
Lesson 2-7: Validate numerical data
Lesson 2-8: Create user-friendly messages for validation errors
Lesson 2-9: Create data entry Input Messages
Lesson 2-10: Add a formula-driven date validation and a text length validation
Lesson 2-11: Add a table-based dynamic list validation
Lesson 2-12: Use a function-driven custom validation to enforce complex business rules
Lesson 2-13: Remove duplicate values from a range or table
Lesson 2-14: Use a custom validation to add a unique constraint to a column
Session 2 Exercise
Session 2 Exercise Answers
Session 3: Advanced functions and formulas
Session 3 Introduction
Lesson 3-1: Understand precedence rules and use the Evaluate feature
Lesson 3-2: Use common functions with Formula AutoComplete
Lesson 3-3: Use the formula palette and the PMT function
Lesson 3-4: Use the PV and FV functions to value investments
Lesson 3-5: Use the IF logic function
Lesson 3-6: Use the SUMIF and COUNTIF logic functions to create conditional totals
Lesson 3-7: Understand date serial numbers
Lesson 3-8: Understand common date functions
Lesson 3-9: Use the DATEDIF function
Lesson 3-10: Use date offsets to manage projects using the scheduling equation
Lesson 3-11: Use the DATE function to offset days, months and years
Lesson 3-12: Enter time values and perform basic time calculations
Lesson 3-13: Perform time calculations that span midnight
Lesson 3-14: Understand common time functions and convert date serial numbers to decimal values
Lesson 3-15: Use the TIME function to offset hours, minutes and seconds
Lesson 3-16: Use the AND and OR functions to construct complex Boolean criteria
Lesson 3-17: Understand calculation options (manual and automatic)
Lesson 3-18: Concatenate strings using the concatenation operator
Lesson 3-19: Use the TEXT function to format numerical values as strings
Lesson 3-20: Extract text from fixed width strings using the LEFT, RIGHT and MID functions
Lesson 3-21: Extract text from delimited strings using the FIND and LEN functions
Lesson 3-22: Use a VLOOKUP function for an exact lookup
Lesson 3-23: Use an IFERROR function to suppress error messages
Lesson 3-24: Use a VLOOKUP function for an inexact lookup
Session 3 Exercise
Session 3 Exercise Answers
Session 4: Using Names and the Formula Auditing Tools
Session 4 Introduction
Lesson 4-1: Automatically create single-cell range names
Lesson 4-2: Manually create, single cell range names and named constants
Lesson 4-3: Use range names to make formulas more readable
Lesson 4-4: Automatically create range names in two dimensions
Lesson 4-5: Use intersection range names and the INDIRECT function
Lesson 4-6: Create dynamic formula-based range names using the OFFSET function
Lesson 4-7: Create table-based dynamic range names
Lesson 4-8: Create two linked drop-down lists using range names
Lesson 4-9: Understand the NUM, DIV0 and NAME Error Values
Lesson 4-10: Understand the VALUE, REF and NULL Error Values
Lesson 4-11: Understand background error checking and error checking rules
Lesson 4-12: Manually check a worksheet for errors
Lesson 4-13: Audit a formula by tracing precedents
Lesson 4-14: Audit a formula by tracing dependents
Lesson 4-15: Use the watch window to monitor cell values
Lesson 4-16: Use Speak Cells to eliminate data entry errors
Session 4 Exercise
Session 4 Exercise Answers
Session 5: Pivot Tables
Session 5 Introduction
Lesson 5-1: Create a one dimensional pivot table report from a table
Lesson 5-2: Create a grouped pivot table report
Lesson 5-3: Understand pivot table rows and columns
Lesson 5-4: Use an external data source
Lesson 5-5: Apply a simple filter and sort to a pivot table
Lesson 5-6: Use report filter fields
Lesson 5-7: Use report filter fields to automatically create multiple pages
Lesson 5-8: Format a pivot table using PivotTable styles
Lesson 5-9: Create a custom PivotTable style
Lesson 5-10: Understand pivot table report layouts
Lesson 5-11: Add remove subtotals and apply formatting to pivot table fields
Lesson 5-12: Display multiple summations within a single pivot table
Lesson 5-13: Add a calculated field to a pivot table
Lesson 5-14: Add a calculated item to a pivot table
Lesson 5-15: Group by Text
Lesson 5-16: Group by Date
Lesson 5-17: Group by numeric value ranges
Lesson 5-18: Show row data by percentage of total rather than value
Lesson 5-19: Create a pivot chart from a pivot table
Lesson 5-20: Embed multiple pivot tables onto a worksheet
Session 5 Exercise
Session 5 Exercise Answers
Session 6: What If Analysis and Security
Session 6 Introduction
Lesson 6-1: Create a single-input data table
Lesson 6-2: Create a two-input data table
Lesson 6-3: Define Scenarios
Lesson 6-4: Create a scenario summary report
Lesson 6-5: Use Goal Seek
Lesson 6-6: Use Solver
Lesson 6-7: Hide and unhide worksheets, columns and rows
Lesson 6-8: Create custom views
Lesson 6-9: Prevent unauthorized users from opening or modifying workbook
Lesson 6-10: Control the changes users can make to workbooks
Lesson 6-11: Restrict the cells users are allowed to change
Lesson 6-12: Allow different levels of access to a worksheet with multiple passwords
Lesson 6-13: Create a digital certificate
Lesson 6-14: Add an invisible digital signature to a workbook
Lesson 6-15: Add an visible digital signature to a workbook
Session 6 Exercise
Session 6 Exercise Answers
Session 7: The Internet, Objects and Workgroups
Session 7 Introduction
Lesson 7-1: Publish a worksheet as a single web page
Lesson 7-2: Publish multiple web pages as a web site
Lesson 7-3: Hyperlink to worksheets and ranges
Lesson 7-4: Hyperlink to other workbooks and the Internet
Lesson 7-5: Hyperlink to an e-mail address and enhance the browsing experience
Lesson 7-6: Execute a web query
Lesson 7-7: Embed an Excel worksheet object into a Word document
Lesson 7-8: Embed an Excel chart object into a Word document
Lesson 7-9: Link an Excel worksheet to a Word document
Lesson 7-10: Understand the three different ways to share a document
Lesson 7-11: Share a workbook using the lock method
Lesson 7-12: Share a workbook using the merge method
Lesson 7-13: Share a workbook on a network
Lesson 7-14: Accept and reject changes to shared workbooks
Session 7 Exercise
Session 7 Exercise Answers
Session 8: Forms and Macros
Session 8 Introduction
Lesson 8-1: Add group box and option button controls to a worksheet form
Lesson 8-2: Add a combo box control to a worksheet form
Lesson 8-3: Set form control cell links
Lesson 8-4: Connect result cells to a form
Lesson 8-5: Add a check box control to a worksheet form
Lesson 8-6: Use check box data in result cells
Lesson 8-7: Add a temperature gauge chart to a form
Lesson 8-8: Add a single input data table to a form
Lesson 8-9: Improve form usability
Lesson 8-10: Understand macros and VBA
Lesson 8-11: Record a macro with absolute references
Lesson 8-12: Understand macro security
Lesson 8-13: Implement macro security
Lesson 8-14: Record a macro with relative references
Lesson 8-15: Use shapes to run macros
Lesson 8-16: Run a macro from a button control
Session 8 Exercise
Session 8 Exercise Answers