Excel Basic

Discover Excel with this workshop. Learn how to create a workbook, enter data, manipulate columns and rows, and create a graph.
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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Regular price: $290
  • Preferential price: $250

Course outline

Please note that the most represented version in the group will be installed in computer workstations. However, the training addresses the differences between versions.

Duration : 2 days

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Windows - User or equivalent


  • Acquire essential knowledge to create simple tables with Excel
  • Use basic formulas to execute simple calculations
  • Illustrate results using a simple chart

Teaching method

Presentations - Demos - Facilitated and individual exercises


Chapter 1 - Identify interface elements

  • Identify components of the environment
  • Identify the particular elements of Excel
  • Access commands
  • Get help
  • The File tab and Backstage view mode
  • Start screen, templates, navigation, cloud
Chapter 2 - Open and manipulate a workbook
  • Open a workbook
  • Adapt the on-screen display as needed
  • Navigate in a sheet
  • Select cells
  • Freeze titles
Chapter 3 - Create a workbook and enter data
  • Create and save a workbook
  • Recognize the types of data
  • Enter data into a sheet
  • Use the fill handle to enter a series of data
  • Save a workbook
  • Close a workbook and exit Excel
  • Cancel or restore the last operations
  • The cloud and models, choice of sharing, instant fill
Chapter 4 - Manipulate columns, rows or cells
  • Modify the size of columns and rows
  • Insert columns and rows
  • Remove columns and rows
  • Hide columns and rows
Chapter 5 - Create formulas
  • Identify formula features
  • Enter a formula
  • Add cells using the Sum button
  • Use the function assistant
  • Copy formulas
  • Use relative, absolute, or mixed references
Chapter 6 - Manipulate data
  • Copy and move data
  • Search or replace data
Chapter 7 - Apply formatting to cells
  • Apply formats
  • Set the font
  • Align, merge cells, and apply indents
  • Set numeric formats
  • Apply borders and fill colour
  • Manipulate formats
  • Quick analysis and conditional formatting
Chapter 8 - Create a chart
  • Create a chart
  • Manipulate a chart
  • Add a title to a chart
  • Print a chart
  • Use filters and segments
Chapter 9 - Format and print workbook data
  • Set display mode
  • Set layout
  • Insert page breaks
  • Set a print area
  • View page breaks and print areas
  • Print descriptive titles
  • Use scaling and printing options
  • Print spreadsheets

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Leif Martin Bédard
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