Microsoft Office Excel 2010 - Intermediate Course Outline

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 - Intermediate



Section 1: Advanced File Tasks

Lesson 1.1: Using Windows Explorer within Excel

Navigating using Windows Explorer

Performing Basic Tasks with Windows Explorer

Using Views with Windows Explorer

Using the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane 1


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Lesson 1.2: Saving your Files

Using AutoRecover

Publishing to PDF or XPS

Protecting an Entire Workbook

Protecting the Current Sheet

Opening and Converting Files in XLS Format

Saving Spreadsheets in XLS Format


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Lesson 1.3: Using File Management Tools, Part One

Marking a Workbook as Final

Encrypting a Workbook

Digitally Signing a Workbook

Managing File Properties

Managing Versions


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Lesson 1.4: Using File Management Tools, Part Two

Viewing a Summary of Sharing Issues

Using the Document Inspector

Using the Accessibility Checker

Using the Compatibility Checker

Setting Compatibility Options


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Working with Functions and Formulas

Lesson 2.1: Using Formulas in Excel, Part 1

Understanding Relative and Absolute Cell References

Understanding Basic Mathematical Operators

Using Formulas with Multiple Cell References

Understanding the Formula Auditing Buttons


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Lesson 2.2: Using Formulas in Excel, Part 2

Fixing Formula Errors

Modifying Error Checking Options

Displaying and Printing Formulas


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Lesson 2.3: Exploring Excel Functions

What are Functions?

Finding the Right Functions

Inserting Functions

Some Useful and Simple Functions


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Lesson 2.4: Using Functions in Excel

Using the IF Function

Working with Nested Functions

Breaking up Complex Formulas

Using Functions and AutoFill to Perform Difficult Calculations


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Lesson 2.5: Working with Names and Ranges

What are Range Names?

Defining and Using Range Names

Defined Names Commands

Selecting Nonadjacent Ranges

Using AutoCalculate


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Lesson 2.6: Working with Array Formulas

What are Array Formulas?

Defining Basic Array Formulas

Using Functions within Array Formulas

Using the IF Function in Array Formulas


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Managing Tables

Lesson 3.1: Working with Tables

What is a Table?

Creating Tables

Modifying Tables

Using the Table Tools - Design Tab

Adding a Total Row


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Lesson 3.2: Working with Records and Fields

What are Records and Fields?

Adding Fields by Inserting Columns

Adding Records by Inserting Rows

Quickly Adding Records to a Data Table

Deleting Records or Fields

Cleaning up Duplicate Records


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Lesson 3.3: Working with Tables and Filters

Sorting Data in a Table

What is an AutoFilter?

Creating a Custom AutoFilter

Using an Advanced Filter

Using an Advanced Filter with Logical Statements

Copying Filtered Records


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Lesson 3.4: Using Excel as a Database

Filtering with Wildcard Characters

Validating your Data

Data Validation using Lists

Data Validation using Formulas

Using Database Functions


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Adding the Finishing Touches

Lesson 4.1: Research Tools

Checking Spelling

Using the Research Pane

Using the Thesaurus

Using the Translator

Setting your Language


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Lesson 4.2: Using Themes

Changing the Theme

Customizing Theme Colors

Customizing Theme Fonts

Customizing Theme Effects

Managing Theme Files


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Lesson 4.3: Adding Text Boxes

Drawing a Text Box

Using the Drawing Tools - Format Tab

Common Text Box Editing Tasks

Inserting WordArt

Common WordArt Editing Tasks


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Lesson 4.4: Inserting Pictures and ClipArt

Adding a Picture from a File

Adding Clip Art

Adding a Screenshot

Overview of the Picture Tools - Format Tab

Overview of the Pictures Mini Toolbar


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Lesson 4.5: Editing Pictures

Resizing Pictures

Moving Pictures

Cropping Pictures

Rotating and Flipping Pictures

Using the Format Picture Dialog


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Showing Data as a Graphic

Lesson 5.1: Inserting SmartArt

Inserting SmartArt

Adding Text

Adding Photos

About the SmartArt Tools Tabs

Editing SmartArt


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Lesson 5.2: Formatting SmartArt

Changing the Layout

Changing the Color Scheme

Changing the Style Scheme

Resetting the Graphic

Converting the Graphic


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Lesson 5.3: Adding Symbols, Equations, and Shapes

Inserting a Symbol or Special Character

Inserting an Equation

Using the Equation Tools - Design Tab

Drawing Shapes

Common Shape Editing Tasks


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Lesson 5.4: Adding Sparklines

What are Sparklines?

Adding Sparklines

About the Sparkline Tools Tab

Editing Sparkline Data

Removing Sparklines


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Lesson 5.5: Editing Sparklines

Showing and Hiding Data

Changing the Style

Changing the Sparkline and Marker Color

Setting Sparkline Options


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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