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Excel: Introduction (Mac)

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Course Objectives

This course is suitable for people with little or no experience of using Microsoft Excel for the Mac. By the end of the course you will be able to create basic but powerful Excel spreadsheets which have the everyday formulae embedded.

Often, self-taught users miss out on the productivity benefits of the time saving tools featured within Excel. These are also covered during this course.

Training Locations

Our open classroom courses are held in Merseyside where we have state of the art training facilities. We also provide in-house training solutions at any office location in the UK or Europe. We frequently deliver training in Liverpool, Wirral, Blackpool, Manchester, London, Chester, Warrington, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow, Leatherhead and Aberdeen as well as in European countries such as France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Ireland.

Software Versions

We offer training solutions for all versions of Excel on the PC also, which include - 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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Course Duration

Duration: 1 Day Classroom Training or Online

Timings: 9:30 - 16:30

Getting started with Microsoft Excel for the Mac

  • Introduction to Excel
  • Navigating the Excel Screen

File Management

  • Creating Worksheets
  • Opening Worksheets
  • Editing Worksheets

Editing and Selecting Data

  • Typing Text, Dates and Numbers
  • Selecting Cells, Rows and Columns using the Mouse and Keyboard
  • Tips on navigating

Using Functions

  • Creating simple calculations such as (+, -, *, /) 
  • Using the Sum, Average, Min, Max Functions
  • Understanding the Function Wizard

Working with Dates

  • Date Calculations
  • Formatting Dates

Copying and Moving Data/Formulae

  • Using Cut, Copy and Paste
  • AutoFill
  • Drag and Drop
  • Copy and Drop
  • Introduction to Relative and Absolute Cell Referencing

Editing Worksheets

  • Adding Rows and Columns
  • Sizing Rows and Columns
  • Hiding Rows and Columns

Formatting Worksheets

  • Working with Fonts
  • Adding Borders and Colours to Cells
  • Aligning the Content of a Cell
  • Applying Number Formatting
  • Using the Format Painter

Working with Large Worksheets

  • Freezing and Splitting Rows and Columns
  • Introduction to Filters


  • Using Print Preview
  • Setting up Print Ranges
  • Print Formatting

Charts and Graphs

  • Creating Charts and Graphs
  • Basic Formatting of Charts and Graphs


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