Excel 2013 Introduction

Length of course:         6 Hours

Objective(s):                 In this course, you will gain a foundational understanding of the basic functionality in Excel 2013. You will begin by navigating the Excel 2013 environment. From there, you will perform the basic tasks associated with creating and saving Excel worksheets and exploring the Help system.

Prerequisites:               Basic Computer Skills, Spreadsheet principles, Mathematical Functions.

Getting Started

  • Identify the Elements of the Excel Interface
  • Create a Basic Worksheet
  • Navigate a Worksheet
  • Use the Help System

Performing Calculations

  • Entering and Editing Text and Values
  • Saving and Updating Workbooks
  • Create Formulas in a Worksheet
  • Insert Functions in a Worksheet
  • Reuse Formulas

Manipulating Data

  • Insert, Manipulate, and Delete Cells, Columns, and Rows
  • Absolute and Relative Cell Addresses
  • Move, Copy and View Formulas
  • Search for and Replace Data
  • Spell Check a Worksheet

Formatting a Worksheet

  • Modify Fonts
  • Add Borders and Color to Cells
  • Apply Number Formats
  • Align Cell Contents
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Apply Cell Styles


  • Entering Functions
  • AutoSum
  • Other Functions

Managing Large Workbooks

  • Format Worksheet Tabs
  • Manage Worksheets
  • Manage the View of Worksheets and Workbooks

Customizing the Excel Environment

  • Customize General and Language Options
  • Customize Formula Options
  • Customize Proofing and Save Options
  • Customize the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customize the Functionality of Excel by Enabling Add-Ins
  • Customize Advanced and Trust Center Options


  • Chart Basics
  • Formatting Charts

Printing Workbook Contents

  • Define the Basic Page Layout for a Workbook
  • Refine the Page Layout and Apply Print Options

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