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Excel 2016: Introduction


Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Apple Mac and PC. This is an instructor-led course for absolute beginners. There is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
  • Basic computing skills
Topics covered
  • Building a new workbook (data entry and simple formulae)
  • Modifying an existing workbook
  • Worksheet shortcuts (AutoFill, copying and moving cells, inserting and deleting rows and columns, AutoSum)
  • Enhancing the appearance of a worksheet
  • Preparing for print
  • Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
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Excel 2016 on MCS Windows

  • This course will be taught using Excel 2016 on PCs but Excel 2010/2013 and Macintosh users of Excel 2011 should also find it useful
  • Anyone wishing to copy the course exercise files should bring a USB memory stick or they can be downloaded here
  • One half day session
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