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Excel functions can greatly enhance your ability to perform tasks in day-to-day activities in Excel. There are hundreds of functions available in Excel.  Learn how to find the functions you need.  Learn a sample of functions from each of the categories to gain familiarity with their use. Use tools to make entering these complex formulas easy.  Once the data is summarized through formulas and functions, create Charts to visually present that data.  Learn many tips and shortcuts along our way!

Why you should Attend

Whether you are an office worker, a small business owner using Excel to keep track of your finances or just a casual Excel user, these Excel functions and visual charts can be very important time savers and enhance your ability to create better performing spreadsheets!

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Rules For Formulas
  • Order Of Operations
  • Basic Functions
    • The Sum Function
    • Autosum Button
  • Additional Basic Functions
    • Average, Max, Min, Count
  • Autocalculate
  • Copying Formulas
  • Relative Vs. Absolute References
  • 3d Formula
    • Selecting Multiple Worksheets
  • Assigning Names To Cells
    • Methods Of Naming Cells
    • The Name Manager
  • Entering Additional Functions
    • Using The Insert Function Dialog Box
    • Using The Formula Ribbon
  • Statistical Functions
    • Median And Mode 
  • Financial Functions
    • PMT, FV
  • Date And Time Functions
    • Serial Value
    • Today, Now
  • Logical Functions
    • If Function
  • Lookup And Reference Functions
    • Vlookup Function
  • Text  Functions
  • Proper, Left, Right, Concat
  • Text To Columns
  • Creating Charts
    • Defining The Components Of A Chart
    • Formatting A Chart
    • Modifying A Chart
    • Adding Chart Elements
    • Adding, Editing And Removing Data
    • Annotating With Trendlines
    • Creating A Combination Chart
    • Using Sparklines

Who Will Benefit

This session is aimed at Excel users who know the basics of Excel and are ready to summarize and analyze data through formulas and functions as well as users who have a need to present data visually through charts and graphs.

  • Business Owners
  • CEO's / CFO's / CTO's
  • Managers
  • Accountants
  • CPA's
  • Financial Consultants
  • IT Professionals
  • Auditors
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Bookkeepers
  • Marketers
  • Anybody with large amounts of Data
  • Anybody who uses Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, and wants to be more efficient and productive

Speaker Profile

Cathy Horwitz believes that when your employees know the capabilities of the software they use, they will demonstrate improved productivity, will be more efficient and will be able to problem solve more easily.

Cathy teaches classes on the Microsoft suite of application software including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and Outlook. Cathy has over 30 years of experience in classroom and virtual training and has been an instructor of Microsoft Office since 1989.

Her strengths include customizing classes based on the needs of individual students and providing realistic business examples to compliment training. She is a high energy trainer with a flair for training the adult student.

She holds the Modern Classroom Certified Trainer certification from Logical Operations which prepares instructors for all aspects of delivering a course using the latest training technologies and approaches.

When not teaching, Cathy enjoys gardening, shopping estate sales and refinishing mid-century furniture.