National Seminars Group
National Seminars Group presents

Microsoft Excel 7: Tips Techniques and Shortcuts On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Attend this skill-boosting one-day workshop and discover how you can harness the power of Excel 2007 and become a "power user"!

Course Description/Agenda

EXCEL 2007 is without a doubt one of the most powerful, versatile software programs ever created!

Isn’t it time you learned how to put the FULL POWER of EXCEL 2007 to work for You?

The first time you open Excel 2007 you realize – this powerful piece of software is completely different from all previous versions. It looks different, functions differently – and getting a handle on it can be a real challenge.

That’s why we’ve created this training: to put you in full command of Excel 2007’s amazing power and versatility. It’s the fast, easy way to get your skills up to speed so you can take advantage of Excel’s immense capabilities.

No starting back at square one! Hurray!
You already know the basics of Excel – so you don’t want to endure the aggravation of training that makes you start back at square one. You’re ready to improve … to learn the cool new, most underused features and functions. You’re ready to become a power user, right?

Then this workshop is tailor-made for you! This training goes beyond mere fundamentals, helping you quickly learn how to save time, improve performance, and make Excel 2007 work more efficiently for you!

A workshop jam-packed with how-to’s you’ll use immediately!
This brand-new Microsoft Excel 2007 workshop focuses on not only enhancing the skills you’ve already developed, but teaching you "must know" techniques and shortcuts that’ll have the biggest impact on your productivity and efficiency.

In one intensive day of training, you’ll learn how to easily navigate the Excel 2007 interface, take advantage of new Excel 2007 features, and learn dozens of shortcuts to make you a more efficient user! This exciting seminar covers essential Excel 2007 tips, tricks, and techniques such as:

  • Time-saving productivity tools for database management
  • New Excel 2007 functions and features that’ll make your life easier
  • How to use expanded filtering limits and new tools to identify data by months
  • How to create eye-catching charts using the outstanding visual additions – including the new "live preview" tools!
  • How to easily build macros – automating repetitious tasks and saving time
  • How to accentuate data using enhanced Conditional Formatting tools

You get answers from an expert
Your workshop trainer is an Excel 2007 expert who’ll lead you through the ins and outs of this powerful software and help you learn how to get the most out of improved functionality of Excel 2007.

You’ll also get the answers to specific questions you have regarding your on-the-job Excel challenges! Plus, you’ll sit shoulder-to-shoulder with people just like you and learn from their in-the-trenches Excel experience.

You’ll boost your effectiveness – guaranteed!
Be assured, at CompEd Solutions we take training effectiveness very seriously. You see, we firmly believe that the real value of training is how well it prepares you to do the job correctly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. That’s why the emphasis in every workshop we present is on helping you address your real-world needs and achieve greater results.

We insist this workshop will deliver all we’ve promised and more. And, as always, your complete satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed!

What You'll Learn

Get solid answers to these and all your Excel questions

  • Are there easier ways to maneuver around in Excel than what I’ve been using?
  • Is there a way I can easily link Excel worksheets so I don’t have to risk errors or waste time rekeying information?
  • What is a Pivot Table? What is it used for and how do you create one?
  • What tool does Excel offer that’ll help me analyze data more easily?
  • Are there any rules of thumb that I can use to make sure my charts look good, without spending tons of time on them?
  • What shortcuts would help improve my speed and productivity on a daily basis?
  • What types of mathematical functions will Excel perform, and how do you do each?
  • How can I make my spreadsheets look better, so they’re easy to read and the important facts jump out on the page?
  • What’s the best way to manage enormous spreadsheets so they’re easy to work in?
  • How can I take a list and turn it into a database in Excel?
  • Does Excel have features that can help me with my budgets, invoices, and other routine computing needs?
  • What kind of templates can I create with Excel that’ll make me more productive?
  • How can I customize my toolbar and formula bar to help me work more quickly on the type of worksheets I create most often?


Course Agenda

Using Excel’s New Ribbon command system to optimum effect

  • Make the Quick Access Toolbar include any of the ribbon buttons you need
  • Locate more command options with the dialog box launcher in Ribbon groups
  • Control your screen view by hiding/revealing the ribbon instantly

Navigation Tips – quickly navigate between different worksheets and workbooks

  • Jump to different open workbooks without lengthy command sequences
  • Move through a worksheet with speed and confidence using a myriad of keystroke shortcuts and mouse tricks
  • Freeze panes and split worksheets horizontally and vertically for optimum display of critical data

Formatting – acceleration tools for quick visual changes to clarify worksheets in a flash

  • Numeric Formatting simplified – keystroke shortcuts for date, time, currency, and scientific data
  • Alignment and border changes in a flash
  • Center titles vertically and horizontally; indent data without needless typing
  • Preview font differences before actual changes with Excel’s new live preview feature

Operational features

  • Copy/Move/Paste data in a flash with dragging techniques – not multi-step command sequences
  • Insert/Delete Columns, Rows, and Sheets – learn the best ways to use these frequently needed tools
  • Hide and Unhide Columns, Rows, and Sheets – for printing or security reasons, use these features fluently
  • Use the greatly expanded Undo/Redo feature to your advantage

Formulas and Functions – the core of Excel usage

  • Formula essentials – understand the crucial role of the hierarchy of operations
  • Absolute or Relative – learn the best way to make your formulas concise and accurate
  • See all worksheet formulas with a keystroke shortcut
  • Copy formulas and values effortlessly down columns without cumbersome selections
  • Check a cell’s dependencies with just a few mouse clicks – formula auditing simplified
  • Master the functions that everyone needs – SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, MEDIAN …
  • Use the Insert Function button to learn and build unfamiliar functions effortlessly
  • Achieve programming-like power with the multi-faceted IF function
  • Look up data efficiently with VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP

Database Tools – Excel has great tools for database management – master these time-saving productive tools

  • Sorting – sort massive amounts of data with the versatile Sort command
  • Use Excel’s AZ and ZA buttons to accelerate sorting
  • Sort data by font or cell background color
  • Filter – see just the data you want to see – expanded with great new tools in Excel 2007

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