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43 Free Online Microsoft Excel Tutorials

Excel 2010 Tutorials Index Page

1. Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Tutorials - 6 Excel 2010 Tutorials
2. Getting Started in Excel Tutorials - 6 Excel 2010 Tutorials
3. Entering Data in Excel Tutorials - 4 Excel 2010 Tutorials
4. Excel Formulas and Functions Tutorials - 8 Excel 2010 Tutorials
5. Excel Worksheets - 4 Tutorials
6. Excel Charts Tutorials - 1 Tutorial
7. Printing Excel Worksheets - 2 Tutorials
8. Macros - 1 Tutorial
9. Working with Data in Excel - 10 Tutorials
10. Working with Images & Graphical Elements - 1 Tutorial
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1. Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Tutorials
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Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Worksheets Tutorial
* Shortcuts for Moving Around Cells
* Shortcuts for Moving to the Beginning and End of Data
* Shortcuts for Selecting Rows and Columns
* Shortcuts for The Go To Dialogue Box
* Shortcuts to Undo and Redo
Part of working smarter and not harder in Excel means becoming a pro at using keyboard shortcuts to move and make selections in the worksheet.

Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Cell Contents Tutorial
* Shortcuts to Undo and Redo
* Shortcuts to Cut, Copy, Paste and Edit Cell Contents
* Shortcuts to Insert Comments and Hyperlinks
* Shortcuts to Insert Dates and Times
* Shortcuts to Display Cell Value or Formula

Part of working smarter and not harder in Excel means becoming a pro at using keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy, paste, and format the contents of the cells.

Shortcuts for Inserting & Deleting Rows, Columns & Cells Excel Tutorial

* Selecting Rows and Columns
* Deleting Rows and Columns
* Inserting Rows and Columns
* Resizing Rows and Columns
Part of working smarter and not harder in Excel means becoming a pro at using keyboard shortcuts to insert and delete rows, columns and cells as well as adjust column width and row height. Test your Excel skills with the free Excel Quiz.

Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Numbers Tutorial
* Shortcuts for Applying Formats
* Shortcuts for General Number & Scientific Number Formats
* Shortcuts for Time and Date Format
* Shortcuts for Percentage Format
* Shortcuts for Currency Format

Part of working smarter and not harder in Excel means becoming a pro at using keyboard shortcuts to format numbers.

Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Formulas Tutorial
* Shortcuts for Autosum
* Shortcuts for Copy Formulas Down
* Shortcuts for Insert Functions, Formulas and Arguments
* Shortcuts for Array Formulas
* Shortcuts for Calculate the Worksheet

Part of working smarter and not harder in Excel means becoming a pro at using keyboard shortcuts to to enter formulas.

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2. Getting Started in Excel Tutorials
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Excel Basics Tutorial
* Parts of the Screen
* Columns, Rows, Cells
* Parts of the Worksheet
Starting out in Excel it’s important to identify and understand all what you see on the screen. The Ribbon, Tabs, the Quick Access Toolbar, the Name Box, the Formula Bar, Column and Row Labels, Cells and Cell Addresses and the Worksheet Tabs.

Using the File Tab Excel Tutorial
* Saving and Opening a Workbook
* Creating a New Workbook
* Recent Places
* Print Preview
An overview of the common tasks that can be completed using the File Tab aka The Backstage View including the list of recent documents, using pushpins to keep documents at the top of the list, print and print preview, and save and save as.

The Views in Excel Tutorial
* Normal View
* Page Layout View
* Page Break Preview
* Zoom Options

There are different ways to view your worksheet depending on what you want to do. Understanding and using the different views in Excel can make your work much easier. This includes Normal, Page Layout, Page Break views and the Zoom feature.

Moving Around the Worksheet Excel Tutorial
* Navigating Around a Worksheet
* Selection Methods
* The Go To Function

Excel worksheets can be quite big and contain multiple columns and rows of data. Knowing how to use the mouse, keyboard and Go To features as well as how to select columns, rows and multiple cells makes using Excel much easier and can save you a lot of time.

Using the Ribbon Excel Tutorial
* How is the Ribbon organized?
* How are Tabs organized?
* What are Contextual Tabs?
* Identifying Groups on the Ribbon
* Show/ Hide the Ribbon

The Ribbon replaces the old Menu system. Learn how the tabs are organized into groups, how to open the group dialog box and how to hide the ribbon.

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar Tutorial
* What is the Quick Access Toolbar?
* Move the Quick Access Toolbar
* Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
* Organize buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar can be customized with your most frequently used buttons. Learn how to add, delete and change the position of the buttons you use the most.

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3. Entering Data in Excel Tutorials
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Basic Data Entry and Navigation Excel Tutorial
* Navigating a Sheet
* Entering Text and Numbers
* Editing Text and Numbers
* Deleting Text and Numbers

Nothing is more fundamental to using Excel than knowing how to enter, edit and delete text and numbers in cells.

Copying and Pasting Excel Tutorial
* Copying and Pasting
* Using the Fill Handle To Copy
* Drag And Drop
* Undo And Redo

In Excel you will frequently copy and paste text and numbers using keyboard shortcuts, the right mouse button, the fill handle and the drag and drop functions. Using the copying and pasting functions in Excel will not only save you time from having to re-enter data repeatedly, it may also ensure more accurate data entry and less frustration.

Using Autofill Excel Tutorial
* What Is Autofill?
* Autofill Day And Month Series
* Autofill Number Sequences
* Autofill Custom Lists

You type in Monday and Excel will type in the rest of the days. You can do the same with dates and numbers using the fill handle and Auto Fill feature. You can even create your own list. This is a great time saver.

Formatting Text Excel Tutorial
* Experimenting with Font Options
* Fitting Text to a Cell
* Setting Text Alignment
* Copy Formatting

Formatting is the key. This includes changing the appearance of the data including the font, font color, text alignment, merging cells, wrapping text and using the fit to cell feature. You can copy formatting by using the Format Painter.

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4. Excel Formulas and Functions Tutorials
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Excel Formula Basics Tutorial
* Understanding Cell References
* Adding and Subtracting Values
* Multiply and Divide Values

Powerful and dynamic arithmetic formulas and functions differentiate Excel from simply, for example, using a table in a Word document or a sheet of paper to list number values. A good place to start is with getting to know how cell references work. Experiment with getting Excel to work for you by learning how to use the Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, SUM and AutoSum formulas and functions.

Excel Copying Formulas and using Relative and Absolute Cell References Tutorial
* The Fill Handle
* Copying and Pasting Formulas and Values
* Drag and Drop
* Absolute and Relative References

To get the math correct every time you have to understand Absolute and Relative cell references when creating, copying and moving formulas. Copying formulas using the fill handle saves a lot of time. So does knowing how to change the formula to its actual value.

Excel Formatting Numbers Basics Tutorial
* General Formatting
* Decimal Places
* Currency and Negative Numbers
* Formatting Dates
* Formatting Fractions

You want numbers to appear correctly. This is done by formatting numbers for currency, percentage, dates, and fractions including decimal places and negative numbers.

Excel Understanding Functions Tutorial
* How to Find a Function
* How to Insert a Function
* How to Edit a Function
* Commonly Used Functions: Sum and Count

Functions are predefined formulas that are the powerhouse behind Excel. Understanding functions, how Excel organizes functions, and creating functions using the Function dialog box takes Excel beyond basic math.


Excel using IF, SUMIF and COUNTIF Tutorial
* What is the purpose of IF statements?
* How to use IF
* How to use COUNTIF
* How to use SUMIF

IF functions in Excel allow you to create formulas based on true or false evaluations. The power of IF, SUMIF and COUNTIF creates dynamic worksheets that provides results based on data being entered, calculated and evaluated removing the manual task of analyzing a worksheet.

Using Nested IFs, SUMIFs & COUNTIFs in Functions (Advanced) Tutorial
* How to Use Nested IF statements
* How to Use SUMIFs in a Function
* How to Use COUNTIFs in a Function

IF functions such as IF, COUNTIF and SUMIF in Excel allow you to create formulas based on evaluating an argument as either true or false, but what happens if you need to evaluate multiple arguments in a single function? This is where nested IF statements, COUNTIFs and SUMIFs come in.

Using Nested Functions Tutorial
* Using a Nested IF function
* Using the OR function
* Using the AND function
* Using the NOT function

Nested functions add super powers to your normal formulas and functions and allow you to perform more complex calculations. Nested functions can contain OR, AND, NOT and multiple IF arguments.

Using Financial Functions Excel Tutorial
* Overview of the PMT Function
* Calculate Monthly Payments (PMT)
* Calculate Interest Rate (Rate)
* Calculate Number of Payments (NPER)
* Calculate Amount You Can Afford to Loan (PV)

Do you know how to use the most popular Financial Functions? PMT (payment for a loan), PV (present value of a loan), RATE (interest rate of a loan) and NPER (number of payments that have to be made to repay a loan).

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5. Excel Worksheets Tutorials
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Excel Basic Worksheet Formatting Tutorial
* Inserting & Deleting Cells, Rows & Columns
* Setting Width & Height for Columns & Rows
* Inserting & Formatting Borders
* Inserting Headers, Footers & Page Numbers

Making your worksheets easy to read and understand is crucial. Formatting is the key. This includes changing the appearance of the worksheet including inserting and deleting columns and rows, changing column widths and row heights, cell color and borders and how to add Headers, Footers and page numbers.

Excel Advanced Worksheet Formatting Tutorial
* Freeze Window Panes
* Split Screens
* Naming Cell Ranges
* Transposing Rows and Columns
* Inserting Comments

Use freeze panes to always see your column headings, no matter how far down you scroll. Split the worksheet to see two different parts at the same time using the Split Screen function. It can be helpful to name cells and cell ranges rather than referring to a cell by its address.  Switching rows and columns gives you another view of your data.  Like using a sticky note, inserting comments can help explain your data.

Protecting Worksheets Excel Tutorial
* Password Protect a Workbook
* Protect a Worksheet from Changes
* Protect a Workbook Structure from Changes
* Unlocking Selected Cells to Allow Edits

Data in an Excel worksheet can be highly confidential when it contains, for example, personal details, salaries or bonuses of staff at a company or even your personal budget. Another security issue is when other viewers or users of the worksheet inadvertently or intentionally change formulas or data without your knowledge and thus compromise the integrity of the data. Excel provides multiple functions to protect your worksheet and data so that other people can’t change some or all of it or access it without prior authorization.

Working with Multiple Worksheets Excel Tutorial
* Create and Delete Worksheets
* Copy and Move Worksheets
* Format Multiple Worksheets Simultaneously
* Calculate Formulas Across Worksheets

Excel workbooks can have hundreds of worksheets. You could have a worksheet for each month, or each location, or each person. You need to know how to add and delete worksheets, format multiple worksheets at the same time, insert data into multiple worksheets and calculate formulas across worksheets.


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6. Excel Charts Tutorials & Tests
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Creating and Modifying Excel Charts Tutorial
* Select and Insert a Chart
* Edit Data Ranges for a Chart
* Change Chart Type and Layout
* Formatting a Chart

Charts are a graphical representation of your data. How to create a bar or pie chart. Knowing how to format charts using the Design, Layout and Format tabs to change colors, labels and scale makes you an Excel Chart Wizard!



7. Printing Excel Worksheets Tutorial
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Printing Basics Excel Tutorial
* Print Preview
* Set Paper Size and Layout
* Repeat a Heading Row
* Page Break Preview

Usually you will need to print your worksheet. Print Preview will let you see what your worksheet will look like when it’s printed. Then you can change margins, paper size and layout, page breaks and column widths and print the cell borders and column headings at the top of each page to make it easy to read.

Printing Large Excel Worksheets Tutorial
* Scaling a Page for Printing
* Insert Page Breaks
* Move Page Breaks in Page Break Preview Window
* Set Print Area

Sometimes your whole worksheet does not print on one piece of paper. There are modifications you can make to print an Excel worksheet either on one page or at least with all of the columns on one page.





8. Macros in Excel Tutorials
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Using Macros Excel Tutorial
* Running a Macro
* Recording a Macro
* Assign a Macro to a Button
* Save a Macro-Enabled Workbook
* Delete a Macro

Macros let you perform the same steps over and over again with the click of a button. How to create and edit macros is easy and makes you an Excel pro.

9. Working with Data in Excel Tutorials
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Sort and Filter Data in Excel Tutorial
* Sorting Data Alphabetically or Numerically
* Sorting Data by More Than One Criterion
* Apply and Use a Data Filter
* Advanced Filters
* Removing a Filter

Data in Excel can run into the hundreds and even thousands of lines. You need tools that allow you to organize your data according to specific criteria, for example, alphabetically sort surnames or apply specific filters to a worksheet to only display data that meets specific filter criteria. The sort and filter tools in Excel allow you to organize and manipulate your data quickly and easily.

Concatenate Function, Convert Text to Columns & Remove Duplicates Excel Tutorial
* How to Use the Concatenate Function
* Convert Text to Columns
* Remove Duplicate Values

Sometimes you need to combine the contents of different cells into one, sometimes you need to split the data in a cell into separate cells. Use the concatenate function to combine words and even numbers that are contained across different columns into one cell. The converse function of concatenate is the Text to Columns function which allows you to separate text across different columns. Excel even has a built-in function to remove duplicate values to ensure your data is free from repeat entries.

Conditional Formatting Excel Tutorial
* What is Conditional Formatting?
* Highlight Cell Rules
* Top and Bottom Rules
* Manage Rules
* Remove Rules

Conditional Formatting lets you highlight data. You can apply different formatting to a cell or cells that meet your specific conditions i.e. all cells over $5000 or the top 10 items or all of the cells within a date range. This can help you focus on what’s really important.

Using Data Outline Tools Tutorial
* Creating an Outline
* Viewing Sections of an Outline
* Inserting Subtotals
* Clearing an Outline

When analyzing worksheets containing multiple rows of data and different categories it can be difficult to get a quick overview of data. Outline tools such as Group and Subtotal give you quick results when looking for answers in your data.

What-If Analysis Excel Tutorial
* Using Goal Seek
* Activating Solver
* Using Solver
* Working with Data Tables

Ever wonder what would happen if you changed a number in a formula? A What-if analysis lets you see how those changes will affect the outcome of the formula. Use Solver, data tables, and Goal Seek to test multiple values and see how the results change.

Using Data Validation Tools Excel Tutorial
* What is Data Validation?
* Numbers, Dates & Time Validation Criteria
* Data Validation Lists
* Input Messages
* Removing a Filter
* Removing Data Validation

To analyze data in Excel, the data must be entered consistently. If you type “yes” for one instance but “Y” in another instance, you will not be able to analyze the data easily. Data analysis tools ensure that values are entered in the same format where specified throughout your worksheet.

VLOOKUP & INDEX-MATCH - Using Formulas to Look Up Data Excel Tutorial
* Using VLOOKUP
* Using INDEX-MATCH

Formulas like VLOOKUP, and INDEX-MATCH make it possible to look up and match data from one sheet to the next and removes the need to manually find information contained in your worksheets.

Formulas to Manipulate & Clean Data Excel Tutorial
* Using UPPER, LOWER & PROPER to Change Text Case
* Using TRIM to Remove Extra Spaces
* Using LEFT & RIGHT Function to Extract Characters

Text is not always in exactly the right format that you need it. Sometimes you need to change the case of words to upper or lower case or remove extra spaces or characters. Doing this manually can take up a lot of time and can lead to data entry errors. Formulas allow you to perform the above functions in record time.

Data Forms Excel Tutorial
* What are Data Forms?
* How to Enable Data Forms
* Using Data Forms to Find Entries
* Using Data Forms to Create Entries
* Using Data Forms to Edit or Delete Entries

When you have to do a lot of data entry, it may be easier and more efficient to do it in a Data Form rather than on the actual worksheet. Data Forms allow you to find data, view entries, add and delete data to a worksheet with a user-friendly form.

Pivot Tables Excel Tutorial
* What is a Pivot Table?
* Inserting a Pivot Table
* Pivot Table Fields
* Using a Report Filter

By moving the data Pivot Tables let you organize, analyze and summarize large amounts of data in lots of different ways.



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10. Working with Images & Graphical Elements in Excel
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Working with Images & Graphical Elements Excel Tutorial
* How to Insert an Image
* How to Insert Shapes
* Working with SmartArt
* Changing the Background Color

Just because a worksheet contains a lot of numbers or data does not mean it cannot look good. You can insert images and shapes, background colors and use SmartArt to make a worksheet in Excel visually more appealing.

 

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