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Excel 2007 Basic Level 1
Beginner Microsoft Excel Tutorial - 75 Minutes

 
 
Are you new to Microsoft Excel 2007? This video tutorial will teach you all of the basics of how to use Excel. You will learn:
 
  - The Excel 2007 Interface & The Ribbon
  - Entering & Editing Data
  - The Formula Bar
  - Rows, Columns, Cells, Ranges
  -
Worksheets & Workbooks
  - Formatting Data & Cells
  - Basic Math Calculations & Formulas
  - Saving, Loading, Printing Sheets

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Excel 2007 Basic Level 1
Description: Excel 2007 Basic Level 1
Versions: Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Pre-Requisites: Windows Vista 101 strongly recommended
Word 2007 Basic 1 recommended
Running Time: 75 Minutes
Cost: $5.99


This course is for the novice user who has little or no experience with Microsoft Excel. We will begin by learning about the parts of the Excel interface, including the Title Bar, window control buttons, Office button, and more.

 

 

You will learn about the new Ribbon, the different tabs, groups, command, and dialog menus.

 

Next you will learn about the Quick Access Toolbar, the status bar, zoom controls, and scroll bars.

 

We will next learn about the Formula Bar, the different parts of a spreadsheet including rows, columns, and cells. You'll learn how to use the mouse pointer with respect to Excel, and learn about the different Sheet Tabs.

 

You'll learn how to properly input data into an Excel spreadsheet. We'll create a sales summary sheet in class with different sales reps and their sales figures by month. You'll see how to work with both the mouse and keyboard.

 

We'll learn how to edit data in our sheet. You'll learn how to replace data in the cells, edit data using the Formula Bar, and use Edit Mode directly in a cell. You'll also learn about Undo and Redo.

 

You will learn how to format your spreadsheet to make it look more professional. You'll learn about cell alignment, ranges, bold, italics, underline, and more.

 

 

Next we'll learn more formatting techniques. You'll change the font and font size. You'll learn how to resize columns and rows, change color, and more.

 

 

You will learn how to perform basic math calculations in Excel, and how formulas work. You'll learn about the basic math operators (add, subtract, multiply, divide, exponent) and how to use constants in your formulas.

 

 

We'll learn how to add multiple cells, use the mouse to build our formulas, work with the status bar, calculate an average, and we'll learn about the all-important Order of Operations.

 

 

Finally, you'll learn how to save, load, and print your worksheets. You'll also learn about pinning your files to the Recent Documents menu, and previewing your sheet before you print it.

 

 

Again, this is the perfect class for anyone who is new to Microsoft Excel 2007. If you have little or no experience with spreadsheets, or you just want to get familiar with how Excel 2007 works, this class is for you. You should have some basic knowledge of Windows beforehand, and a little bit of Microsoft Word helps (so you're familiar with formatting text), but we'll teach you everything you need to know to use Excel to make simple spreadsheets. 

Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is for you, please contact me.
 

 

Complete Outline - Excel 2007 Basic 1

1. Excel Interface 1 (5:14)
Starting Excel
The Ribbon Changes with Window Size
Title Bar
Maximize, Minimize
Restore Down
Close Button
Office Button

2. Excel Interface 2 (6:09)
The Ribbon
Tabs, Groups, Buttons
Help Popup Menus for Each Command
Command Buttons
Drop-Down Menus
Command Button Groups
Galleries
Dialog Box Launcher Buttons

3. Excel Interface 3 (4:31)
Quick Access Toolbar
Status Bar
Views Buttons
Zoom Controls
Scroll Bars

4. Excel Interface 4 (5:06)
Formula Bar
What is a Spreadsheet
Columns, Rows, Cells
Name Box
Mouse Pointer
Sheet Tabs

5. Entering Data (4:16)
Sales summary sheet
Entering text in Excel
Typing data into a cell
Select Cell with Mouse
Select Cell with Keyboard
Move with ENTER, TAB
Move with Arrow Keys
Entering Data

06. Editing Data (5:04)
Editing data in a cell
Four methods editing data
Overtyping your data
Replacing data in your cells
Editing data using the Formula Bar
Editing a cell by double-clicking
Edit Mode with F2
Deleting data in a cell
Using UNDO in Excel
Using REDO in Excel
7. Formatting 1 (5:10)
Home, Alignment
Formatting your text
Horizontal cell alignment
Align Right, Left, Center
A Cell Range defined
Cell Range Notation (A1:B5)
Selecting cell rangess
Bold, Italics, Underline

8. Formatting 2 (6:49)
Changing the Font
Live Preview
Change Font Size Dropdown
Type in a Font Size Manually
Increase Font Size
Decrease Font Size
Resizing Columns
Changing Column Width
Resize Column w DoubleClick
Resizing Rows
Background Color, Fill Color
Foreground Color, Font Color

9. Basic Math 1 (6:36)
Moving to different sheet tab
Using a "scratch" sheet
Adding two cells together
How Formula Work in Excel
Auto Recalculation of Formula
See Formula in Formula Bar
See Result on the Sheet
Basic math operators
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Exponentiation
Using Constants
Clearing a range of cells
Selecting an Entire Column

10. Basic Math 2 (4:38)
Adding Multiple Cells
Summary in Status Bar
Click to Add Cell to Formula
Order of Operations
Using parentheses in math operations
Average a Group of Cells

11. Save, Load, Print (8:43)
Saving Your Workbook File
Save As a Different File
Open Recent Documents
Open Any Document
Pinning Documents to the List
Create a New Blank Workbook
Print Preview
Print Your Spreadsheet

 


 
 
 

Student Interaction: Excel 2007 Basic 1

Richard on 1/1/2009:  This is the first beginner class for the Microsoft Excel novice. You will learn: The Excel 2007 Interface & The Ribbon, Entering & Editing Data, The Formula Bar, Rows, Columns, Cells, Ranges, Worksheets & Workbooks, Formatting Data & Cells, Basic Math Calculations & Formulas, Saving, Loading, Printing Sheets
 Jackson Kanampiu on 10/24/2010: This a great class am that am to learn.My problem is that am a slow learner. Thank to the instructor cause he we sit back and relux. Acourse can be confusing to a first time listener.
 Edwin Ford on 10/24/2010: Richard: I have Microsoft Excel 2010. I have to make some sign-in sheets with some vertical lines to put other information--How do I make a VERTICAL column or line on Excel?

I'll be glad when your 2010 stuff starts coming out; meantime I've bought all the 2007 Classes. Your Classes are excellent and are just what I need.

Thanks

Edwin Ford

Andrea Wells on 1/9/2011: Some how I was working on the prgram in sheet 1 and at the end of the lesson i was on sheet 5 and all my infomation was on 5 not 1 why what did i do wrong

Reply from Richard Rost:

I really couldn't tell you. Perhaps you clicked on Sheet5 without realizing it?

 Mnac on 7/27/2012: This is very good!
Lee Shenk on 9/29/2014: How do you change the default settings for letter size?

Reply from Richard Rost:

You have to use a custom template for new Excel documents. I'll cover this in a future class. If you need instructions now, contact my TechHelp team.

Kathryn Cooney on 10/24/2016: Hi. I would like to see just the lesson on half my screen (eliminating the lesson numbers and settings), as I would like to open my own version of Excel and have it on the screen at the same time. However, I am only able to reduce the size so the lesson screen gets smaller and the settings, etc. stay the same. Thx.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

I'm in the middle of creating an iOS app so you could use that instead.

You could right click on the video and open frame in new tab but then you lose all the controls and auto advance etc.

This was the original idea for the AVP (Amicron Video Player) but that was discontinued, I nice little app.

PATRICK D. WEEDOR on 12/13/2016: I AM A LIBERIAN.I AM ALSO RESIDING IN THE SAME LIBERIA. I AM VERY,VERY HAPPY THAT THIS PARTICULAR FORM IS A FOR FORM FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT THE EXCEL LESSON.

THANKS!

PATRICK D. WEEDOR

Reply from Alex Hedley:

This is the place if you want to discuss.

 

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