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Use the menu system Excel 2013

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Excel 2013 Essential Training

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Video: Use the menu system Excel 2013

Using the menu system provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Dennis Taylor as part of the Excel 2013 Essential Training
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  1. 1m 6s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 29m 37s
    1. What is Excel used for?
      1m 49s
    2. Using the menu system
      4m 30s
    3. The Quick Access Toolbar
      4m 41s
    4. The structure of a worksheet or workbook
      3m 41s
    5. Using the Formula bar
      1m 43s
    6. Using the Status bar
      2m 24s
    7. Navigation and mouse pointers
      2m 20s
    8. Shortcut menus and the Mini toolbar
      3m 24s
    9. Using the built-in help
      2m 54s
    10. Creating new files
      2m 11s
  3. 24m 1s
    1. Exploring data entry and editing techniques
      4m 41s
    2. Entering data with AutoFill
      4m 6s
    3. Working with dates and times
      3m 32s
    4. Using Undo and Redo
      4m 50s
    5. Adding comments
      2m 55s
    6. Using Save or Save As
      3m 57s
  4. 30m 7s
    1. Creating simple formulas: Totals and averages
      5m 25s
    2. Copying a formula for adjacent cells
      2m 54s
    3. Calculating year-to-date profits
      3m 9s
    4. Creating a percentage-increase formula
      4m 7s
    5. Working with relative, absolute, and mixed references
      4m 7s
    6. Using SUM and AVERAGE
      3m 25s
    7. Using other common functions
      7m 0s
  5. 46m 7s
    1. Exploring font styles and effects
      4m 7s
    2. Adjusting row heights and column widths
      3m 37s
    3. Working with alignment and Wrap Text
      4m 2s
    4. Designing borders
      3m 26s
    5. Exploring numeric and special formatting
      5m 36s
    6. Formatting numbers and dates
      4m 31s
    7. Conditional formatting
      4m 21s
    8. Creating and using tables
      9m 59s
    9. Inserting shapes, arrows, and other visual features
      6m 28s
  6. 20m 40s
    1. Inserting and deleting rows and columns
      4m 52s
    2. Hiding and unhiding rows and columns
      4m 2s
    3. Moving, copying, and inserting data
      5m 42s
    4. Finding and replacing data
      6m 4s
  7. 17m 51s
    1. Exploring the Page Layout tab and view
      7m 20s
    2. Previewing page breaks
      4m 56s
    3. Working with Page Setup and printing controls
      5m 35s
  8. 30m 30s
    1. Creating charts
      4m 36s
    2. Exploring chart types
      7m 47s
    3. Formatting charts
      5m 42s
    4. Working with axes, labels, gridlines, and other chart elements
      5m 35s
    5. Creating in-cell charts with sparklines
      6m 50s
  9. 12m 49s
    1. Freezing and unfreezing panes
      2m 39s
    2. Splitting screens horizontally and vertically
      4m 48s
    3. Showing necessary information with the Outlining feature
      5m 22s
  10. 23m 0s
    1. Displaying multiple worksheets and workbooks
      4m 17s
    2. Renaming, inserting, and deleting sheets
      2m 23s
    3. Moving, copying, and grouping sheets
      3m 39s
    4. Using formulas to link worksheets and workbooks
      6m 1s
    5. Locating and maintaining links
      6m 40s
  11. 20m 25s
    1. Using IF functions and relational operators
      3m 43s
    2. Getting approximate table data with the VLOOKUP function
      7m 6s
    3. Getting exact table data with the VLOOKUP function
      4m 42s
    4. Using the COUNTIF family of functions
      4m 54s
  12. 23m 50s
    1. Unlocking cells and protecting worksheets
      7m 50s
    2. Protecting workbooks
      2m 40s
    3. Assigning passwords to workbooks
      4m 41s
    4. Sharing workbooks
      4m 7s
    5. Tracking changes
      4m 32s
  13. 28m 32s
    1. Sorting data
      6m 9s
    2. Inserting subtotals in a sorted list
      8m 25s
    3. Using filters
      6m 16s
    4. Splitting data into multiple columns
      5m 4s
    5. Removing duplicate records
      2m 38s
  14. 35m 2s
    1. Creating PivotTables
      8m 36s
    2. Manipulating PivotTable data
      9m 47s
    3. Grouping by date and time
      6m 0s
    4. Grouping by other factors
      2m 33s
    5. Using slicers to clarify and manipulate fields
      4m 7s
    6. Using PivotCharts
      3m 59s
  15. 23m 29s
    1. Using Goal Seek
      6m 8s
    2. Using Solver
      6m 34s
    3. Using Scenario Manager
      6m 11s
    4. Using Data Tables
      4m 36s
  16. 24m 31s
    1. Definition and examples
      6m 48s
    2. Creating a simple macro
      7m 0s
    3. Running a macro
      10m 43s
  17. 29s
    1. Next steps

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Using the menu system
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Using the menu system provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Dennis Taylor as part of the Excel 2013 Essential Training

Using the menu system

Excel's menu System is extensive and well-organized. It's got a variety of icons and pop-up screens that eases your understanding of how Excel works. Called the Ribbon, it's located at the top of your screen and it consists of a series of tabs, Home, Insert, Page Layout, and others to the right. The Home Tab is the most important and probably the one that is going to be visible on your screen well over half of the time. It contains a lot of features that you tend to need often as you use Excel. Without talking about all of these in details, just take a quick look at a few of these.

The Insert Tab has a lot with adding additional features such as Charts, Pivot Tables, and Sparklines, features that you may or may not have heard about. Page Layout has a lot to do with printing and getting your printing organized. Formulas, as you might expect, has a lot to do, not only with formulas, but some of Excel's many built-in functions. The Data Tab has a lot to do with sorting and filtering and those data handling kinds of tools. Recognize too that as you are looking at the Ribbon, as you slide the mouse over of one of the features, you get a pop-up description, sometimes quite lengthy as we see here; and it enhances your learning capability with Excel as well.

There's a Review Tab with some specialized commands and the View Tab as well for those special kinds of visual arrangements of data that we sometimes deal with. Now, different from the others, but also a tab on this list is File. When you click the File button on the left- hand side, using the left mouse button, we're taken into what Microsoft calls the Backstage View. Many of the features here have to do with file handling capabilities, opening and closing and saving files, as well as printing and some other features here.

The idea of course is, here, we're dealing with information more at the file level, than at the cell level. We can easily escape from here by the Esc Key or simply clicking the Left Arrow at the top of the screen. Recognize also that when you are working with a specific tab, for example, the Home Tab, the icons below are divided into what are called "groups". Here's a Font group, here's an Alignment group, a Number group. If you had worked with Excel in prior versions, it's very comforting to know that when you see the arrows on the lower right-hand corner of a group, for example, here on the Font group, a pop -up description shows how you can go behind the scenes to get to other features.

This is called a Dialog Box Launcher. I'll click it now. There's a Dialog Box for formatting cells, bringing out other features that we don't see in that Font group. This is very similar to what Excel looked like in prior versions. We can easily click OK here and move on to others as well. So you won't see these as much as you will on the Home Tab, but again, it takes you behind the scenes to get to other features. In addition to these groups, also, you will see in the upper right-hand corner, a special arrow here for Ribbon Display Options.

When you click this, you do have the ability to auto-hide the ribbon. Now, as I'm about to do this, you might note on the bottom of the screen that I'm almost seeing all of row 23. If I auto-hide the ribbon, now I'm seeing all the way down into the part of row 31. There will be times when you work with Excel that you want to get that ribbon out of the way and that certainly is an option. If you then slide the mouse up top, if you made that choice, a banner will appear, just click it and then we have the ribbon appearing, at least temporarily.

You have another option here on that same button for showing the Tabs Only, and so now, as we work with Excel, we're seeing, for example, row 27 here, but whenever we need to get to the ribbon, we could click Home, for example, get to some of the buttons there. As soon as we click below this, the ribbon goes back to showing us just the tabs. The third choice, the default choice, the one that we will see throughout this course is called Show Tabs and Commands. That's the more or less standard view. Another way to temporarily hide the ribbon, and you might even do it by accident, is to click twice on the current tab.

For example, if I'm using the Home Tab and I want to quickly get it out of the way, I'll click it twice and it collapses, momentarily, while I do other things. To get this back, I will just go back to Home and double-click and it's back again. The menu System, the Ribbon, has a variety of tools, a variety of Help screens as well as you slide over them, and you'll use it extensively as you work with Excel.

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