Microsoft Excel Training Worcestershire

Excel Shortcuts:

Recently we’ve run so many Microsoft Excel Training Worcestershire courses, with great feedback on especially the Excel shortcuts; we thought it would be helpful to remind you of some of the key “time savers” in Excel. Most of these are applicable to all versions but some which are pertinent to a particular version are mentioned.

These Excel shortcuts range from the obvious to more obscure!

  1. Fill Copy Button (little black square in bottom right of a cell) has two main purposes.
    • Create a data series or 1,2,3,4 or a custom list series Jan, Feb, Mar
    • Copy a formula relative to the place you are copying it into
  2. Whenever sorting, subtotalling or filtering always have row 1 as your headers (fields) and rows 2 onwards for detail data with no blank rows or columns. Before activating the command choose an active cell in your list not an empty cell.
  3. Holding Control button then pressing the Strange button (the button with 3 strange characters under Esc key) will show all your formulas. Repeat to revert back.
  4. Select Data then F11 (Create a chart Sheet) – everyone’s all-time favourite
  5. Using Slicers to filter in Pivot Tables (Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 only)
  6. Group Sheet Selection (using shift key) selects all sheets to negate the need for multiple copy paste activities
  7. Accounting number button in middle of the Home ribbon (quicker than right click Format Cells)
  8. Freeze panes – will hold rows and columns in place whilst scrolling. Select a cell then VIEW Freeze Panes will freeze both a row and column.
  9. New Quick Analysis button (Excel 2013) allows you to chart, conditionally format or create totals close to the action.
  10. Evaluate Formula in Formulas Tab allows for tracing through a complex set of arithmetic operations in Excel orders of precedence.

We cover all these features and many more in our Excel courses which range from Basic Excel to Master Class Excel. As well covering Excel shortcuts, we also cover lots of aspects of the Excel package to help build on your existing knowledge or to help you learn features you did not know about before!

Full details of courses are on our Microsoft Excel Training page.

To have a look at one of our sample Excel agendas, please click here – this agenda is for our Intermediate Excel 2013 course.

If you would like to ask us about helping you or your staff improve on their Excel knowledge, then please get in touch via our Contact Page. If you’re interested in Microsoft Excel Training Worcestershire then get in touch now.  You might also find our recent post on Excel Navigation short cuts useful.

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