Microsoft 05 – What if

The more data you have, the more questions you will have about it, and the more answers it can provide. Excel has a variety of conditional formulas that let you evaluate subsets of your data to find the stories to tell: If…Then formulas; Conditional Functions; XLOOKUP; Array Functions.


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Microsoft Excel 04 — Pivot tables

Pivot table are the simple solution for some, and a rare kind of magic to others. In this session, we’ll demystify pivot tables and show you how you can use them to simplify your analysis and give you more options than ever in how you extract your story.


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Microsoft 03 — Top of the charts

Numbers gives us the facts, but images tell us the story. In this session, we’ll show you how to create charts from your data, leverage Excel’s suggestions, modify them to put the focus where you want it: Recommended Charts; Customizing Charts; Exploring Different Chart Types; Working with Chart Elements.


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Microsoft Excel 02 – Fill it out

Adding data to Excel is how you start building a spreadsheet. In this session, we’ll explore how Excel helps you add data in a flash. We’ll explore new data types that pull information from the internet and help you spot the important stuff at a glance: Conditional Formatting; Auto Fill; Flash Fill; Geography and Stock Data Types; Leveraging Tables for Expanding Data Sets  

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel: Here’s the link


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Excel 01 – Welcome to Excel

In this session we’ll start at A1 and introduce you to the basics of Excel, how it’s structured, and how to get around in it. We’ll show you how you can start using formulas to take Excel beyond just a list of stuff.

  • What is a spreadsheet?
  • Worksheets vs tabs
  • Columns vs Rows
  • Simple Formulas
  • Simple Sorting
  • Turning Data Sets into Tables

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Transcription and translation in Microsoft Word

In this session, we’ll teach you how to create transcripts of your interviews in Word on the web. We’ll explore Word’s dictation features and highlight its ability to translate between different languages.


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