Microsoft 365 Excel: Part 1 Course Outline

Microsoft 365 Excel: Part 1

About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Lesson 1: Getting Started

TOPIC A: Getting to Know Excel

Microsoft 365 Excel

What are Spreadsheets, Worksheets, and Workbooks?

What are Columns, Rows, Cells, and Ranges?

The Excel Interface

Navigating in Excel

Keyboard Navigation Options

Activity 1-1: Getting to Know Excel

TOPIC B: Creating Workbooks

The Ribbon

The Backstage View

Data Types

Excel 365 File Formats

The Save and Save As Commands

Saving to Microsoft OneDrive

Compatibility Mode

The Convert Option

The Compatibility Checker

Checking for Accessibility Issues

Activity 1-2: Creating Workbooks

TOPIC C: Getting Help in Excel 365

Using the Microsoft Search Box

Accessing Advanced Help Options

Activity 1-3: Getting Help in Excel 365


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Working with Data

TOPIC A: A Closer Look at Formulas

Excel Formulas

The Formula Bar

Elements of an Excel Formula

Mathematical Operators

The Order of Operations

Types of References

Activity 2-1: A Closer Look at Formulas

TOPIC B: Using Formulas and Functions

About Functions

Creating a Function with AutoComplete

Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

Using AutoSum

Viewing AutoSum Calculations in the Status Bar

Automatic Workbook Calculations

Activity 2-2: Using Formulas and Functions

TOPIC C: Working with Data

Selecting Cells

The Cut, Copy, and Paste Commands

Using Paste Options

Live Preview

The Transpose Option

Moving Data with Drag and Drop

The Undo and Redo Commands

Using AutoFill

Using Flash Fill

Activity 2-3: Working with Data

TOPIC D: Working with Rows and Columns

Inserting Rows and Columns

Deleting Rows and Columns

Clearing Data from Cells

Changing Column Width and Row Height

The Hide and Unhide Options

Activity 2-4: Working with Rows and Columns

TOPIC E: Sorting and Filtering Data

The Difference Between Sorting and Filtering

Sorting Data

Enabling Filtering

Using the Filter Menu

Using Text Filters

Clearing a Filter

Activity 2-5: Sorting and Filtering Data


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

TOPIC A: Formatting Text

What is a Font?

The Font Group

The Format Cells Dialog Box

The Format Painter

Live Preview and Formatting

The Mini Toolbar

Creating Links

Activity 3-1: Formatting Text

TOPIC B: Formatting Cells

Applying a Border

Applying a Fill

Changing the Number Format

Formatted Numbers and Cell Width

Customizing Number Formats

Activity 3-2: Formatting Cells

TOPIC C: Aligning Cell Content

Alignment Options

The Indent Commands

The Wrap Text Command

Merge & Center Options

Activity 3-3: Aligning Cell Content

TOPIC D: Search For and Replace Data

Cell Names and Range Names

The Find Command

The Replace Command

The Go To Command

Activity 3-4: Search for and Replace Data

TOPIC E: Spell Check a Worksheet

The Spelling Dialog Box

Activity 3-5: Spell Checking a Worksheet


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Printing Workbook Contents

TOPIC A: Define the Basic Page Layout for a Workbook

Topic Objectives

The Print Options in Backstage View

The Page Setup Dialog Box

The Print Preview Option

Workbook Views

Headers and Footers

Header and Footer Settings

Page Margins

Margins Tab Options

Page Orientation

Activity 4-1: Previewing a Workbook Before Printing

TOPIC B: Refine the Page Layout and Apply Print Options

Zoom Options

Page Breaks

Page Break Options

The Print Area

Print Titles

Scaling Options

Activity 4-2: Refining the Page Layout and Applying Print Options


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Managing Large Workbooks

TOPIC A: Format Worksheet Tabs

Renaming Worksheet Tabs

Changing Tab Color

Activity 5-1: Formatting Worksheet Tabs

TOPIC B: Manage Worksheets

Grouped Worksheets

Repositioning Worksheets

Inserting or Deleting Worksheets

Hiding and Unhiding Worksheets

Worksheet References in Formulas

Activity 5-2: Managing Worksheets

TOPIC C: Manage the View of Worksheets and Workbooks

The Freeze Options

The Split Command

The Switch Windows Command

The New Window Command

Activity 5-3: Managing the View of Worksheets and Workbooks


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Customizing the Excel Environment

TOPIC A: Customize General and Language Options

The Excel Options Dialog Box

The General Category

The Language Category

Activity 6-1: Customizing General and Language Options

TOPIC B: Customize Formula Options

The Formulas Category

Activity 6-2: Customizing Formula Options

TOPIC C: Customize Proofing and Save Options

The Proofing Category

The Save Category

Version Control

Activity 6-3: Customizing Proofing and Save Options

TOPIC D: Customize the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

The Customize Ribbon Category

The Quick Access Toolbar Category

Activity 6-4: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

TOPIC E: Understanding and Enabling Add-Ins

What Are Add-ins?

The Add-Ins Category

The Developer Tab

Activity 6-5: Understanding and Enabling Add-ins

TOPIC F: Customize Advanced and Trust Center Options

The Advanced Category

The Trust Center Category

Activity 6-6: Customizing Advanced and Trust Center Options


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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