Microsoft Office Excel 2010 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 - Foundation



Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Microsoft Office Excel 2010?

What's New in Excel 2010?

Opening Excel

Interacting with Excel

Closing Excel


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Lesson 1.2: About Workbooks

Creating a New Workbook

Opening a Workbook

Saving a Workbook

About Excel File Types

Closing a Workbook


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Lesson 1.3: Exploring your Workbook

Using Worksheets

The Active Cell

Selecting Cells

Exploring a Worksheet

Using Zoom


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Lesson 1.4: Getting Help with Excel

Opening Help

Using the Help Screen

The Help Toolbar

Searching for Help

Online Help vs. Offline Help

Using the Table of Contents

Getting Help in a Dialog Box


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: The Excel Interface

Lesson 2.1: The Quick Access Toolbar and File Menu

The Default QAT Commands

Adding Commands

Removing Commands

Customizing the Toolbar

Using the File (Backstage) Menu


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Lesson 2.2: The Home Tab

Understanding Tabs and Groups

Clipboard Commands

Font Commands

Alignment Commands

Number Commands

classs Commands

Cells Commands

Editing Commands


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Lesson 2.3: The Insert Tab

Tables Commands

Illustrations Commands

Charts Commands

Sparklines Commands

Filter Commands

Links Commands

Text Commands

Symbol Commands


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Lesson 2.4: The Page Layout Tab

Themes Commands

Page Setup Commands

Scale to Fit Commands

Sheet Options Commands

Arrange Commands


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Lesson 2.5: The Formulas Tab

The Functions Library

Defined Names Commands

Formula Auditing Commands

Calculation Commands


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Lesson 2.6: The Data Tab

Get External Data Commands

Connections Commands

Sort and Filter Commands

Data Tools Commands

Outline Commands


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Lesson 2.7: The Review Tab

Proofing Commands

Language Commands

Comments Commands

Changes Commands


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Excel Basics

Lesson 3.1: Working with Excel

Columns, Rows, Cells, and Ranges

Creating Worksheet Labels

Entering and Deleting Data

Printing your Worksheet


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Lesson 3.2: Basic Excel Features




Working with Basic Formulae


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Lesson 3.3: Moving your Data

Dragging and Dropping Cells

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste Cells

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste Multiple Cells

Using the Clipboard

Using Paste Special

Inserting and Deleting Cells, Rows, and Columns

Using Undo, Redo, and Repeat


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Lesson 3.4: Custom Actions and Options Buttons

What are Custom Actions?

Setting Custom Action Options

The Error Option Button

The AutoFill Option Button

The Paste Option Button


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Lesson 3.5: Editing Tools

Using AutoCorrect

Using Spell Check

Using Find and Replace

Adding Comments


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Editing your Workbook

Lesson 4.1: Modifying Cells and Data

Changing the Size of Rows or Columns

Adjusting Cell Alignment

Rotating Text

Creating Custom Number and Date Formats


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Lesson 4.2: Cell Formatting

Conditional Formatting

The Format Painter

Cell Merging and AutoFit

Find and Replace Formatting


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Lesson 4.3: Enhancing a Worksheet's Appearance

Adding Patterns and Colors

Adding Borders

Working with classs

Working with Themes


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Lesson 4.4: Working with Charts, Part 1

Creating a Chart

Styling Charts with the Design Tab

Modifying Charts with the Layout Tab

Additional Styling with the Format Tab

Manipulating a Chart


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Lesson 4.5: Working with Charts, Part 2

Changing the Type of Chart

Changing the Source Data

Working with the Chart Axes and Data Series

Saving a Chart as a Template

Absolute and Relative Cell References


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Printing and Viewing your Workbook

Lesson 5.1: Using the View Tab

Using Normal View

Using Full Screen View

Using Page Layout View

Page Break Preview


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Lesson 5.2: Managing a Single Window.

Creating a New Window

Hiding a Window

Unhiding a Window

Freezing a Pane

Splitting a Worksheet


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Lesson 5.3: Managing Multiple Windows

Switching Between Open Workbooks

Arranging Workbooks

Comparing Workbooks Side by Side

Synchronous Scrolling and Resetting a Window

Saving a Workspace


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Lesson 5.4: Printing your Workbook

Print Commands

Print Preview

Using Basic Print Options

Other Print Options

Setting Printer Properties


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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