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Courses - Microsoft Excel 232
Description: Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Running Time: 93 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Excel 231 strongly recommended
Versions:
We use Excel XP in this course, but the lessons are valid for all versions of Excel from 95 to 2003. There are cosmetic changes in Excel 2007. Order before 11/27/2017 to get a FREE upgrade to our 2007 version when released!


This course covers two main topics:

  • Custom Formats
  • Text Manipulation

First, you'll learn how to create all of those wierd number formats when you look at Format Cells > Number > Custom. What exactly does this mean:

[green]$#,##0.00_);([red]$#,##0.00)

Well, you'll learn exactly what that means in this class. You'll also learn cool tricks like how to scale values (make 1,500,000 look like 1.5M for example) and how to display fractions and inches with custom formats.

You'll learn about custom date formats like mm/dd/yy and how to calculate the number of days between two dates, and the number of hours between two times (timesheet anyone?) Make 1/28/07 look like "Wed, Jan 28, 2007" if you want.

Then, we'll get into custom functions and techniques for manipulating text. I'll teach you how to find the length of a text string, cut off the left and right parts of a string (handy for separating first names and last names). I'll teach you how to convert between upper and lowercase. You'll learn how to find text inside a cell with a function. You'll learn how to put text together using string concatenation (handy for putting first and last names back together).

Lots of cool functions in this class - just look at the outline below to see how many of them we cover! This is a long class - over 90 minutes. I go over a LOT of material in this one.

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL 232
93 minutes

LESSON 1. Custom Number Formats
Format Cells > Custom
Custom Number Formats
0
0.00
#,##0.00
[red]
# ??/??

LESSON 2. More Custom Formats
Scaling Values
1,500,000 becomes 1.5M
15 becomes 15,000
* to fill cell contents
Displaying fractions
Displaying inches
Other custom formats

LESSON 3. Custom Date Formats
mm/dd/yy
Tue 11/24
hh:mm:ss
All various date and time formats
How dates/times are stored internally
Timesheet example
Calculating days between dates
Calculating hours between times

LESSON 4. Manipulating Text
What is a text string
ISTEXT()
EXACT()
String Concatenation
A1 & " " & B1
CONCATENATE()
TEXT()
DOLLAR()
TRIM()
CLEAN()

LESSON 5. Manipulating Text, Part 2
LEN()
LEFT(), RIGHT(), MID()
UPPER(), LOWER()
SUBSTITUTE(), REPLACE()
FIND()
Splitting: City, State, Country
Splitting: FirstName LastName

LESSON 6. Tips & Tricks
ISBLANK(), ISNUMBER()
CHAR(), CODE() for ASCII codes
REPT() to repeat characters
Data > Text to Columns
ISERROR(), ISLOGICAL(), ISNA()
ISNONTEXT(), ISEVEN(), ISODD()



 

 


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Richard on 11/28/2007:  Excel 232 is now available. This course covers two main topics: * Custom Formats * Text Manipulation First, you'll learn how to create all of those wierd number formats when you look at Format Cells > Number > Custom. What exactly does this mean: [green]$#,##0.00_);([red]$#,##0.00) Well, you'll learn exactly what that means in this class. You'll also learn cool tricks like how to scale values (make 1,500,000 look like 1.5M for example) and how to display fractions and inches with custom formats. You'll learn about custom date formats like mm/dd/yy and how to calculate the number of days between two dates, and the number of hours between two times (timesheet anyone?) Make 11/28/07 look like "Wed, Jan 28, 2007" if you want. Then, we'll get into custom functions and techniques for manipulating text. I'll teach you how to find the length of a text string, cut off the left and right parts of a string (handy for separating first names and last names). I'll teach you how to convert between upper and lowercase. You'll learn how to find text inside a cell with a function. You'll learn how to put text together using string concatenation (handy for putting first and last names back together). Lots of cool functions in this class - just look at the outline below to see how many of them we cover! This is a long class - over 90 minutes. I go over a LOT of material in this one.
Richard Rost on 11/30/2007: As promised, here is my list of recommended Excel books: Excel Books
José Henríquez on 5/31/2010: How do you separate data text from the same cell; for example: pc/pg/tv/cable/radio into an individual column for each item.
brad schroeder on 8/10/2010: Couldn't you just use text to column feature and use Comma as the seperator.
 

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