Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Intermediate Course Outline

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Intermediate

Section 1: Advanced File Tasks

Lesson 1.1: Using My Computer within Excel

Using the My Places Toolbar

Navigating with My Computer

Performing Basic Tasks with My Computer

Changing Views


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Lesson 1.2: Saving your Files

File Formats

File Properties


Upgrading a Workbook


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Lesson 1.3: Using Templates

Opening a Template

Downloading a Template

Using a Template

Creating a Template


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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

Understanding Relative and Absolute Cell References

Basic Mathematical Operators

Using Formulas with Multiple Cell References

The Formula Auditing Buttons

Fixing Formula Errors

Displaying and Printing Formulas


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Lesson 2.2: Exploring Excel Functions

What are Functions?

Finding the Right Function

Some Useful and Simple Functions


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Lesson 2.3: Using Functions in Excel

Inserting Functions

Using Functions and AutoFill to Perform Difficult Calculations

Using the IF Function

Working with Nested Functions


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Lesson 2.4: Working with Names and Ranges

What Are Range Names?

Defining and Using Range Names

Selecting Nonadjacent Ranges

Using AutoCalculate


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Lesson 2.5: Working with Array Formulas

What are Array Formulas?

Using Basic Array Formulas

Using Functions with 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

What is the 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


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Lesson 3.3: Working with Tables and Filters

Sorting Data in a Table

What is an AutoFilter?

Custom AutoFilters

Using an Advanced Filter

Copying Filtered Records


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Lesson 3.4: Using Excel as a Database

Filtering with Wildcard Characters

Validating Your Data

What are Database Functions?


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Enhancing your Workbook

Lesson 4.1: Customizing your Workbook

Inserting a Symbol or Special Character

Adding and Editing Shapes

Creating and Altering Diagrams

Changing the Diagram Type

Incorporating Text

Adding a Signature Line


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Lesson 4.2: Working with Text Boxes

Adding a Text Box

Selecting a Text Box

Manipulating a Text Box

Formatting a Text Box


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Lesson 4.3: WordArt

Adding WordArt to your Spreadsheet

Changing the Font Color

Changing the Outline Color

Adding Effects


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Lesson 4.4: ClipArt

Finding ClipArt

Inserting ClipArt

Manipulating ClipArt

Inserting a Photographic Image


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Lesson 4.5: Using Objects

Creating New Embedded Objects

Embedding Existing Files

Editing Embedded Objects

Embedding Parts of Files


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Finalizing Your Workbook

Lesson 5.1: Protecting your Workbook

Protecting your Workbook

Protecting your Worksheets

Unlocking Cells

Protecting your Excel Files


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Lesson 5.2: Finishing Your Workbook

Using the Document Inspector

Using the Compatibility Checker

Marking a Workbook as Final


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Lesson 5.3: Using Excel in Word

Inserting Excel Data in Word

Linking Excel Data in a Word Document

Modifying Excel Data after Insertion

Insert an Excel Chart into a Word Document


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Lesson 5.4: Using Excel and Access

Linking an Excel Workbook to an Access Database

Importing Table, PivotTable, and PivotChart Data from Access

Transforming an Excel Workbook into an Access Database


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Lesson 5.5: Using Excel With other Programs and Files

Using Outlook to Send Excel Data

Opening an Excel File in a Different Format

Importing Data from a Text File

Importing Data from External Data Sources

Publishing a Workbook as a PDF File

Faxing a Workbook


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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