Spreadsheet work often entails seemingly unavoidable data entry tasks. Nevertheless, Microsoft excel can be used to automate these tedious input tasks or at least shorten the time needed to perform these tasks. In this practical webinar, you will learn how to work more effectively with getting data into your spreadsheets and transforming data when needed. You will also learn various techniques, including worksheet functions such as:
- Using Microsoft Word to extract text from PDF files.
You will also learn how to use Excel on your mobile device to take a picture of a printed document that you can then convert to text within an Excel spreadsheet. Beyond this, you will explore other techniques, including helpful aids such as:
- custom lists
- data validation
- and much more.
Office 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new-feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.
Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications
Program Level: Intermediate
Credit Type: Group Internet-Based for the Live Program and Self-Study.
You will learn the following:
- Combining words or other text together by concatenating.
- Redacting portions of Social Security numbers by way of Excel’s TEXT worksheet function.
- Using Text to Columns in any version of Excel to quickly separate city, state, and ZIP code into separate columns.
- Using Flash Fill in Excel 2013 and later to quickly insert dashes into a column of Social Security or telephone numbers.
- Separating first/last names into two columns without using formulas or retyping.
- Minimizing data entry by taking a picture of a document in the mobile version of Excel that you convert to text on your phone.
- Automating copying formulas to new rows by way of the Table feature in Excel.
- Removing the Table feature from a worksheet if it’s no longer needed.
- Exploring the pros and cons of merging cells in spreadsheets.
- Avoiding the need to merge cells—use the Text Box feature for paragraphs of text instead.
- Using PowerQuery/Get & Transform to extract even the most problematic text, for instance bounded by non-breaking spaces, from a list of data.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Recall the character that you can use in lieu of the CONCATENATE worksheet function.
- Identify the Office applications that offer the ability to open and edit PDF files.
- State the functionality that the Flash Fill feature offers.
David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively.
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