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Excel 2010 Beginner Level 3
Beginner Microsoft Excel Tutorial - 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

This tutorial picks up where our Excel 2010 Beginner 2 class left off. In this tutorial, you will learn:
  - What are Functions
How to Use Functions
  - Sum, Average
  - Count, Max, Min
  - Styles & Themes
  - Page Layout
  - Insert Illustrations

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Excel 2010 Beginner Level 3
Description: Excel 2010 Beginner Level 3
Versions: Microsoft Office Excel 2010
Pre-Requisites: Excel 2010 Beginner Level 2
Running Time: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes
Cost: $9.99

This course is for the novice user who has little or no experience with Microsoft Excel except for my Excel Beginner Level 1 and Level 2 courses. We will begin by learning about Functions, what they are, and how to use them in Excel.


We will learn about the SUM function and how to use it to add up a whole column of cells.



You will learn several other popular functions as well, including Average, Count, Max, and Min. You'll also learn how to move a whole block of cells.


You will get lots of practice using these different functions, and learning lots of tips, tricks, and shortcuts for working with functions in Excel.


Next we'll learn about Styles & Themes and how we can use them to make our Excel spreadsheets look professional and uniform.


You'll learn about Page Layout in Excel, including page layout view, margins, orientation, page size, print area, page breaks, background images, gridlines, and headings.


We'll see how to insert Illustrations into our spreadsheets. We'll start learning how to insert a picture or a piece of clip art. We'll learn how to format that image, change brightness and contrast, and more.


Then we'll learn how to insert shapes, format those shapes, add text to those shapes, draw lines with arrowheads, and then work with WordArt styles.



Finally, we'll learn all about SmartArt which is a great new feature in Office 2007 which lets you create cool, artistic diagrams and flowcharts.



Again, this is the perfect class for anyone who is new to Microsoft Excel 2007 and has finished my Excel Beginner Level 1 and Level 2 courses. 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.

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


Complete Outline - Excel 2010 Beginner 3

01. Functions 1 (8:14)
What is a Function
The SUM Function
Benefits of Functions

02. Functions 2 (9:42)
AVERAGE Function
Move a Block of Cells

03. Functions 3 (11:17)
Practice with Functions
The Key Cell Format Trick
Insert New Month of Sales
AutoFill Multiple Cells

04. Styles & Themes (9:03)
Selecting Cell Styles
Using Styles to Format
Changing Themes
Theme Colors vs. Standard Colors

05. Page Layout (11:55)
View, Page Layout
Print Preview
Page Size
Set Print Area
Clear Print Area
Page Breaks
Gridlines: View, Print
Headings: View, Print
06. Illustrations 1 (13:11)
Insert a Picture
Move and Resize a Picture
Rotate Picture
Picture Tools, Format Tab
Brightness, Contrast
Reset Picture
Compress Pictures
Delete a Picture
Insert Clipart

07. Illustrations 2 (11:38)
Insert Shapes
Drawing Tools, Format Tab
Shape Styles
How Themes Effect Shape Styles
Shape Outline
Shape Effects
Add Text
Format Text
Quick Mini Toolbar Popup
WordArt Styles
Inserting an Arrow

08. Illustrations 3 (12:39)
Insert SmartArt
Basic Process
Format SmartArt Options
Screen Clippings
Insert WordArt
WordArt Options

09. Review (5:03)


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Student Interaction: Excel 2010 Beginner 3

Richard on 1/1/2010:  What are Functions, How to Use Functions, Sum, Average, Count, Max, Min, Styles & Themes, Page Layout, Insert Illustrations
julie smith on 3/5/2012: I find these courses very easy to follow and informative. I am enjoying the lessons and learning heaps. Thank You
Kethix on 3/6/2012: can you format a cell that is not storing information?

Reply from Richard Rost:

Yes. Obviously you won't SEE any foreground (text) color, but the format will save in the cell.

Patrick Woo-Ching on 12/3/2012: I'm trying to calculate dates to have a sum equals to the age of that entered birthdate

Reply from Richard Rost:

Patrick, I don't understand what you're trying to do. Can you be a little more specific? Are you trying to calculate someone's current age based on their date of birth? If so, I cover that in Excel Expert Level 2.

Richard Rost on 3/9/2013: FOUND MISTAKE: There is an error in the video. At around time index 10:30 after I've inserted a new column to add June, I forgot to update the formulas in cells H6:I8. The totals for the TOTALS are wrong. The ranges need to be expanded to include the new month. Sorry for that. Thanks to Sean R. for catching that mistake.
Marla Hatton on 3/13/2013: I want to total a row of numbers and after the total get an average how do I do that.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Use the SUM and AVERAGE functions... exactly how I cover them in this class. It doesn't matter if you're working with rows or columns.

scott morford on 5/28/2013: I didn't have a view button on top of my ribbon like you did that allows you to change the layout view so you can see the margins better. you were talking about it around the 2 min mark of the video

Reply from Richard Rost:

What version of Access are you using?

scott on 5/28/2013: im using 2010

Reply from Richard Rost:

So you're missing the VIEW tab, next to the REVIEW tab? That tab should be there on all installations of Excel 2010 and 2013, so unless you or someone else customized your Ribbon, all I can suggest is to restore the Ribbon to its default state. File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Reset.

scott on 6/4/2013: Ok, I think I figured out the problem. I'm using Microsoft excel starter 2010, and I guess it doesn't have all of the features as Microsoft excel 2010. So I guess my new Question would be, should or do I need to upgrade to the regular version of excel to follow along with your lessons, especially the more advanced courses?

Reply from Richard Rost:

Excel Starter Edition is extremely limited. It lacks MOST of the advanced features that I'll be covering. You will definitely want to upgrade unless you want to make the most basic of spreadsheets. I recommend Excel 2013.

scott on 6/10/2013: Ok thanks, that's what I thought. I'm going to work on trying to get the upgrade for free. Or if you know of any way to get a discount for the upgrade Id like to hear.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Sorry, I do not. I have an Office 365 subscription which I feel is the best way to go about it - most economical, and you always get the most up-to-date software.

scott morford on 6/12/2013: That's ok, I actually just got Microsoft office professional plus 2013. So trying to follow along with the excel 2010 lessons, just using 2013.
angela metelitsa on 12/15/2013: The Max function allows you to find the largest number in a range of numbers( your column) etc. but how can you find the 5 largest numbers in your range- how can you change the formula for that
angela on 1/7/2014: You didn't answer my question.. how do I get the 5 largest numbers in a range- you show us how to get the largest but how would you get the 2 largest or 5 largest etc. thank you
Karen Rantala on 10/7/2014: when using the page breaks in lesson 5 of excell beginners, the page divided into 4 and the text was missing half or all. Plus my page got larger and now my ribbon has only the headers and not like tabs.
Rajiv Dass on 11/19/2015: Excel 2010 Beginner 3, Lesson 5(00:18) You pronounced "Gridlines" as "Guidelines".
ROBERT Hopkins on 6/25/2017: 2016 version no clip art

Reply from Alex Hedley:

From MS.
- Clip Art now powered by Bing Images
- Add online pictures or clip art to your file


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