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Learn Excel 2013 Essential Skills With The Smart Method
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Session 1: Basic Skills
Session 1 Introduction
Lesson 1-1: Start Excel and open a new blank workbook
Lesson 1-2: Check whether your Excel version is up to date
Lesson 1-3: Change the Theme in Office
Lesson 1-4: Maximize, minimize, re-size, move and close the Excel window
Lesson 1-5: Download the sample files and open or navigate a workbook
Lesson 1-6: Save a workbook to a local file
Lesson 1-7: Understand common file formats
Lesson 1-8: Pin a workbook and understand file organization
Lesson 1-9: View, move, add, rename, delete and navigate worksheet tabs
Lesson 1-10: Use the Versions feature to recover an unsaved Draft file
Lesson 1-11: Use the Versions feature to recover an earlier version of a workbook
Lesson 1-12: Use the Ribbon
Lesson 1-13: Understand Ribbon components
Lesson 1-14: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and preview the printout
Lesson 1-15: Use the Mini Toolbar, Key Tips and keyboard shortcuts
Lesson 1-16: Understand views
Lesson 1-17: Hide and Show the Formula Bar and Ribbon
Lesson 1-18: Use the help system
Session 1 Exercise
Session 1 Exercise Answers
Session 2: Doing Useful Work with Excel
Session 2 Introduction
Lesson 2-1: Enter text and numbers into a worksheet
Lesson 2-2: Create a new workbook and view two workbooks at the same time
Lesson 2-3: Use AutoSum to quickly calculate totals
Lesson 2-4: Select a range of cells and understand Smart Tags
Lesson 2-5: Enter data into a range and copy data across a range
Lesson 2-6: Select adjacent and non-adjacent rows and columns
Lesson 2-7: Select non-contiguous cell ranges and view summary information
Lesson 2-8: AutoSelect a range of cells
Lesson 2-9: Re-size rows and columns
Lesson 2-10: Use AutoSum to sum a non-contiguous range
Lesson 2-11: Use AutoSum to quickly calculate averages
Lesson 2-12: Create your own formulas
Lesson 2-13: Create functions using Formula AutoComplete
Lesson 2-14: Use AutoFill for text and numeric series
Lesson 2-15: Use AutoFill to adjust formulas
Lesson 2-16: Use AutoFill options
Lesson 2-17: Speed up your AutoFills and create a custom fill series
Lesson 2-18: Use automatic Flash Fill to split delimited text
Lesson 2-19: Use manual Flash Fill to split text
Lesson 2-20: Use multiple example Flash Fill to concatenate text
Lesson 2-21: Use Flash Fill to solve common problems
Lesson 2-22: Use the zoom control
Lesson 2-23: Print out a worksheet
Session 2 Exercise
Session 2 Exercise Answers
Session 3: Taking Your Skills To The Next Level
Session 3 Introduction
Lesson 3-1: Insert and delete rows and columns
Lesson 3-2: Use AutoComplete and fill data from adjacent cells
Lesson 3-3: Cut, copy and paste
Lesson 3-4: Cut, copy and paste using drag and drop
Lesson 3-5: Use Paste Values and increase or decrease decimal places displayed
Lesson 3-6: Transpose a range
Lesson 3-7: Use the Multiple Item Clipboard
Lesson 3-8: Use Undo and Redo
Lesson 3-9: Insert cell comments
Lesson 3-10: View cell comments
Lesson 3-11: Print cell comments
Lesson 3-12: Understand absolute and relative cell references
Lesson 3-13: Understand mixed cell references
Lesson 3-14: Understand templates and set the default custom template folder
Lesson 3-15: Create a template
Lesson 3-16: Use a template
Lesson 3-17: Add an App to a workbook
Lesson 3-18: Freeze columns and rows
Lesson 3-19: Split the window into multiple panes
Lesson 3-20: Check spelling
Session 3 Exercise
Session 3 Exercise Answers
Session 4: Making Your Worksheets Look Professional
Session 4 Introduction
Lesson 4-1: Format dates
Lesson 4-2: Understand date serial numbers
Lesson 4-3: Format numbers using built-in number formats
Lesson 4-4: Create custom number formats
Lesson 4-5: Horizontally align the contents of cells
Lesson 4-6: Merge cells, wrap text and expand or collapse the formula bar
Lesson 4-7: Vertically align the contents of cells
Lesson 4-8: Understand themes
Lesson 4-9: Use cell styles and change themes
Lesson 4-10: Add color and gradient effects to cells
Lesson 4-11: Add borders and lines
Lesson 4-12: Create your own custom theme
Lesson 4-13: Create your own custom cell styles
Lesson 4-14: Use a master style book to merge styles
Lesson 4-15: Use simple conditional formatting
Lesson 4-16: Manage multiple conditional formats using the Rules Manager
Lesson 4-17: Bring data alive with visualizations
Lesson 4-18: Create a formula driven conditional format
Lesson 4-19: Insert a Sparkline into a range of cells
Lesson 4-20: Apply a common vertical axis and formatting to a Sparkline group
Lesson 4-21: Apply a date axis to a Sparkline group and format a single Sparkline
Lesson 4-22: Use the Format Painter
Lesson 4-23: Rotate text
Session 4 Exercise
Session 4 Exercise Answers
Session 5: Charts and Graphics
Session 5 Introduction
Lesson 5-1: Understand chart types, layouts and styles
Lesson 5-2: Create a simple chart with two clicks
Lesson 5-3: Move, re-size, copy and delete a chart
Lesson 5-4: Create a chart using the Recommended Charts feature
Lesson 5-5: Add and remove chart elements using Quick Layout
Lesson 5-6: Apply a pre-defined chart style and color set
Lesson 5-7: Manually format a chart element
Lesson 5-8: Format 3-D elements and add drop shadows
Lesson 5-9: Move, re-size, add, position and delete chart elements
Lesson 5-10: Apply a chart filter
Lesson 5-11: Change chart source data
Lesson 5-12: Assign non-contiguous source data to a chart
Lesson 5-13: Understand Data Series and Categories
Lesson 5-14: Change source data using the Select Data Source dialog tools
Lesson 5-15: Chart non-contiguous source data by hiding rows and columns
Lesson 5-16: Create a chart with numerical axes
Lesson 5-17: Deal with empty data points
Lesson 5-18: Add data labels to a chart
Lesson 5-19: Add data labels from a range
Lesson 5-20: Highlight specific data points with color and annotations
Lesson 5-21: Add gridlines and scale axes
Lesson 5-22: Emphasize data by manipulating pie charts
Lesson 5-23: Create a chart with two vertical axes
Lesson 5-24: Create a combination chart containing different chart types
Lesson 5-25: Add a trend line
Lesson 5-26: Add a gradient fill to a chart background
Lesson 5-27: Create your own chart templates
Session 5 Exercise
Session 5 Exercise Answers
Session 7: Printing Your Work
Session 7 Introduction
Lesson 7-1: Print Preview and change paper orientation
Lesson 7-2: Use Page Layout view to adjust margins
Lesson 7-3: Use Page Setup to set margins more precisely and center the worksheet
Lesson 7-4: Set paper size and scale
Lesson 7-5: Insert, delete and preview page breaks
Lesson 7-6: Adjust page breaks using Page Break Preview
Lesson 7-7: Add auto-headers and auto-footers and set the starting page number
Lesson 7-8: Add custom headers and footers
Lesson 7-9: Specify different headers and footers for the first, odd and even pages
Lesson 7-10: Print only part of a worksheet
Lesson 7-11: Add row and column data labels and grid lines to printed output
Lesson 7-12: Print several selected worksheets and change the page order
Lesson 7-13: Suppress error messages in printouts
Session 7 Exercise
Session 7 Exercise Answers