Award Crest
York College

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Designed to familiarise the novice spreadsheet user with the basics of creating and using Excel spreadsheets. The emphasis is on using the package to print, save and format sheets and charts rather than advanced sheet design.




2nd January 2018




One day

Course Content

To teach the basics of Excel to people new to either spreadsheets or Excel itself. To ensure that new users can build, format, save and print spreadsheets and graphs

The Course will also cover:

  • What is a spreadsheet?
  • Using Excel: screen layout, Ribbon bar, Toolbars and Taskpanes
  • Using Help and searching for Help
  • Entering and editing text, numbers and formulae
  • Building sheets by Copying and Moving data
  • Introducing Functions and the Formula Composer
  • Formatting the spreadsheet and its data
  • Saving and opening spreadsheet files
  • Printing, previewing and Page Layout/Setup options
  • Creating charts as new sheets or placing on existing ones
  • Customising Chart Design, Format and Layout Options
  • Printing and Previewing Charts

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