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Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniques

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

Shares simple and powerful tips for making Excel spreadsheet data readable and understandable.
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  1. 1m 16s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 33m 29s
    1. Working with the numeric formatting options
      8m 10s
    2. Learning the important formatting keystroke shortcuts
      6m 50s
    3. Setting special formats for dates, times, phone numbers, fractions, etc.
      6m 30s
    4. Building custom numeric formats
      6m 41s
    5. Building custom date formats
      5m 18s
  3. 16m 0s
    1. Applying and adjusting fonts and font colors
      3m 26s
    2. Adding custom formats with font color variations
      2m 24s
    3. Applying underline, strikethrough, subscript, and superscript formatting
      2m 59s
    4. Applying border styles and adjusting gridlines
      4m 27s
    5. Using fill color and patterns for cell backgrounds
      2m 44s
  4. 17m 30s
    1. Adjusting horizontal and vertical cell alignment
      4m 3s
    2. Creating angled text variations for greater variety and readability
      3m 15s
    3. Indenting data and dollar signs
      2m 34s
    4. Simplifying title adjustments with the versatile Merge and Center commands
      3m 16s
    5. Controlling titles and headings with the Wrap Text and Shrink to Fit options
      4m 22s
  5. 15m 24s
    1. Using the multipurpose Format Cells dialog box and the pop-up mini-toolbar
      2m 42s
    2. Applying different formatting styles within the same cell
      2m 48s
    3. Copying formats quickly with dragging techniques and the Format Painter
      4m 20s
    4. Formatting text from Word or the web with the Justify feature
      3m 42s
    5. Adding a background image to a worksheet
      1m 52s
  6. 14m 13s
    1. Adjusting single and multiple row heights and column widths without commands
      4m 12s
    2. Working with rows, columns, and sheets
      5m 24s
    3. Working with the Hide/Unhide options
      4m 37s
  7. 9m 25s
    1. Setting up data for outlining
      5m 48s
    2. Using outlining symbols and levels
      3m 37s
  8. 36m 22s
    1. Converting data into a table and reformatting it
      6m 17s
    2. Using styles and themes for consistent formatting
      7m 6s
    3. Understanding the options in shape formatting
      4m 56s
    4. Fine-tuning shape effects
      7m 32s
    5. Learning the WordArt essentials for titles and headings
      2m 37s
    6. Formatting Sparklines for optimum impact
      7m 54s
  9. 8m 57s
    1. Converting a chart to a picture and adding new images
      3m 30s
    2. Applying picture styles
      2m 24s
    3. Adding borders and effects to pictures
      3m 3s
  10. 16m 56s
    1. Creating value-based formatting using logical operators
      4m 37s
    2. Creating value-based formatting using data bars and color scales
      6m 32s
    3. Creating formats based on formulas
      5m 47s
  11. 12m 54s
    1. Hiding repeating titles in a column to clarify printed output
      2m 26s
    2. Restoring missing title data in a column
      3m 30s
    3. Displaying large values without using formulas
      3m 7s
    4. Formatting column/row titles
      1m 58s
    5. Formatting a list for double-spaced printing
      1m 53s
  12. 27s
    1. Final thoughts

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Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniques
Video duration: 0s 3h 2m Intermediate


In Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniques, author Dennis Taylor shares simple and powerful tips for making spreadsheet information readable and understandable, from emphasizing specific cells to adding style and readability to worksheets. It also covers automation techniques that take the drudgery out of formatting even the largest amounts of data. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Saving time with keyboard shortcuts
  • Adjusting fonts, cell borders, and fills
  • Setting themes
  • Formatting numeric data with cell formats
  • Using conditional formatting
  • Hiding repeating column information
  • Printing double-spaced data
  • Elbow formatting
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Hi! I am Dennis Taylor and I am pleased to present Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniques. When you're working with Excel, there is no question that appearances count. A dull lifeless display won't get the attention it deserves. You need to know the scope of Excel's formatting features and the quickest and best ways to get to them. In this course, I'll show you those features that enhance the appearance of worksheets, giving them wide visual appeal, as well as making them clearer and easier to understand.

Excel gives you formatting tools that allow you to eliminate any doubt about what your data means. I'm looking forward to showing them to you in Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniques.

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