Crank Up Excel: Part 1
May 3rd, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:40 PM, ET

Excel users often spend minutes or hours completing tasks that can be accomplished in a fraction of the time if they know how to use the correct features or techniques. In Part 1 of this two-part webinar series, you’ll learn how to speed up your work in Excel. You’ll use keyboard shortcuts, uncover hidden functionality with the click of your mouse, restore the “classic” print preview screen in Excel 2010 and later, use the Table feature to transform filtering tasks, eliminate duplicates from a list, and much more. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply your own custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Recognize how to take advantage of hidden menus and features
  • Unlock hidden functionality by double-clicking on certain aspects in Excel
  • Add the hidden Form Command back to Excel 2007 and later
  • Avoid disabled features by converting Excel 97–2003 files to modern workbook formats
  • Create a keyboard shortcut for Excel’s Freeze Panes feature
  • Use the Compatibility Checker when saving workbooks as .XLS files
  • Bypass filter drop-down lists by filtering based on cell contents with a single keystroke or mouse click
  • Convert .XLS workbooks to the up-to-date .XLSX format
  • Describe how to quickly access folders and workbooks, regardless of whether they’re stored on your computer or on a network
  • Identify techniques that automatically provide fallback positions if you need to see an earlier version of your spreadsheet
  • Double-check manual inputs easily by having Excel read numbers aloud to you
  • Eliminate duplicates from a list with just a few mouse clicks
  • Recognize how much your text is being reduced as you try to squeeze more on a page
  • Explain how the Table feature allows you to transform filtering tasks
  • Navigate large workbooks with ease by way of a hidden menu and keyboard shortcuts
  • Restore “classic” Print Preview functionality in Excel 2007 and later
  • Simplify repetitive tasks by creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Wrangle long lists of data by filtering instead of sorting

To register for just this part of the webinar series, please click here.

Crank Up Excel: Part 2
May 4th, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:40 PM, ET

In Part 2 of this two-part webinar series, you’ll learn additional ways to use Excel more effectively. You’ll learn how to streamline repetitive tasks and identify additional time saving Excel features and keyboard shortcuts. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Transform dates and numbers into various formats without retyping data
  • Differentiate between Enter and Edit modes
  • Apply the Flash Fill feature
  • Identify the Alt-E-S-V keyboard shortcut used to Paste Values
  • Create your own spreadsheets from scratch or with prebuilt templates
  • Sum dissimilar sections of a spreadsheet with the SUBTOTAL function
  • Identify the right and wrong ways to make Excel appear on two or more monitors
  • Use Excel’s Custom Views feature to make a single set of data serve multiple purposes
  • Switch between Custom Views by way of a hidden drop-down list on Excel’s Quick Access Toolbar
  • Simplify the Alt-E-S-V keyboard shortcut many users rely on to Paste Values
  • Create a keyboard shortcut for simultaneously pasting data and column widths
  • Strike through list items with a custom shortcut
  • Identify the risks—and rewards—of double-clicking on the Fill Handle feature in Excel
  • Streamline redundant data entry with a handy keyboard shortcut
  • Insert totals into lists with a few mouse clicks by way of Excel’s SUBTOTAL function
  • Identify the most efficient way to link Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  • Edit PDF documents in Word 2013 and 2016 to unlock data you wish to edit in Excel
  • Describe how to use the Flash Fill feature
  • Jump-start data visualization with the Quick Analysis feature
  • List what steps to take if you can’t open a damaged workbook
  • Use prebuilt templates to avoid creating spreadsheets from scratch

To register for just this part of the webinar series, please click here.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice, first on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second in Excel 2016. He’ll draw to your attention any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts.

Faculty Member
David Ringstrom

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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You will receive credit for each session that you attend.

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It was great and I learned a lot that I will be incorporating into my daily working with Excel. The speaker was great also.

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