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Microsoft Excel 2013: Level 2

Course Code: XL13L2

Duration: 1 Day

Course Aims:

This Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2 course is aimed at people who want expand their basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel to work with larger spreadsheets and workbooks, create charts and manage tables of data.

Course Pre-requisites:

Students who wish to attend this course must have a basic knowledge of Excel and feel comfortable with creating, saving, editing and formatting spreadsheets, and creating simple formulas and functions.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
▪ Manage and enhance large Excel worksheets
▪ Create formulas across multiple worksheets
▪ Copy formats and values across multiple worksheets
▪ Create range names and use range names in formulas
▪ Copy and link information across multiple workbooks
▪ Represent data graphically using charts
▪ Understand the concepts an Excel database and create and modify data tables
▪ Sort lists and filter information


Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Using Large Excel Worksheets
▪ Increasing & decreasing the magnification
▪ Splitting the window,
▪ Freezing & unfreezing panes

Working with Multiple Worksheets
▪ Navigating between and selecting worksheets
▪ Renaming worksheets
▪ Selecting multiple worksheets
▪ Colouring worksheet tabs
▪ Copying & moving worksheets
▪ Copying and moving data between worksheets
▪ Using grouped worksheets
▪ Creating formulas across sheets
▪ Creating aggregate functions across sheets
▪ Referencing cells across sheets
▪ Hyperlinking between sheets

Using Paste Special & Flash Fill
▪ Working with Paste Special
▪ Copying values & formulas between worksheets
▪ Performing mathematical operations
▪ Creating data sequences using ‘Flash Fill’

Analysing Data Tables
▪ Sorting tables
▪ Sorting a table by multiple fields
▪ Filtering data in a table
▪ Creating a custom filter
▪ The SUBTOTAL function
▪ Using the ‘Quick Analysis button” to add totals to a table

Appendix – Using Graphics in a Workbook (if time)
▪ Drawing and formatting ‘Shapes’
▪ Inserting SmartArt

Working with Excel Data Tables
▪ Creating & modifying a data table
▪ Working with the data form
▪ Creating an Excel table
▪ Using the ‘Quick Analysis button” to create an Excel table
▪ Use the Slicer to filter an Excel table

Using Multiple Workbooks
▪ Opening, activating & tiling workbooks
▪ Copying data between workbooks
▪ Linking cells between workbooks
▪ Managing and troubleshooting workbook links

Creating Charts
▪ Creating, moving, resizing, printing & deleting charts
▪ Using built-in chart styles and ‘Quick Layouts’
▪ Formatting chart objects & data series
▪ Adding & removing chart elements (eg. titles, data labels, legend)
▪ Changing the data source
▪ Changing chart type and location
▪ Filtering chart categories and data series
▪ Creating chart templates
▪ Using ‘Recommended Charts’
▪ Advanced charting
▪ Creating a combination chart
▪ Using a secondary axis
▪ Adding a trendline
▪ ‘Sparklines’ (mini charts in a single cell)
▪ Using the ‘Quick Analysis button” to create a chart

Action planning

Review of Programme

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