Excel for Beginners: Introduction to Spreadsheets

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In this Guided Project, you will:

C​reate and format a table of data in a spreadsheet

Use formulae and functions to derive knowledge from raw data

U​se conditional formatting to provide better readability to tables

1.5 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

This 1-hour, project-based course is an introduction to spreadsheets. We’ll be using Excel on the Web in this project, which is the free spreadsheet program offered by Microsoft. However, all of the concepts that you will learn in this project will be applicable to other spreadsheet programs, such as LibreOffice Calc and Google Sheets. We will cover the following concepts in a hands-on manner: - Basic data entry, formatting and calculations - Relative and absolute cell references - Formulae and basic functions: sum, average, min, max - Conditional formatting Please Note: If you don't have a free Microsoft account, you will need to create one to be able to complete the content.

Skills you will develop

  • Spreadsheet

  • Microsoft Excel

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and set-up

  2. Basic Data-Entry

  3. Basic Cell-Formatting

  4. Create an Inventory Table

  5. Optional Activity: Format the Inventory Table

  6. Creating Handy Calculations

  7. Absolute and Relative Cell-Referencing

  8. Conditional Formatting

  9. Optional Activity: Add New Calculations and Formatting

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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