Week 6 lessons-more on Pivot Tables, Treasure Hunt to keep the kids busy, Hybrid Excel Training, Excel Consulting

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  • Facebook– Don’t start excel formula with a plus sign in South Africa
  • Twitter– Change more than 6 default chart colours
  • Instagram– Pin regularly used Excel files for easy access
  • LinkedIn– Merge Cells in Excel
  • YouTube– VLOOKUP not finding a value that is there

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Online Intermediate Course- Week 6 lessons

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Once you have learnt these tricks, make sure you use them for the rest of the week. It is the best way to cement your knowledge before you learn more.

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  • Download the Excel file via the link below (note this is the only place you can get the Excel file)
  • Click on each lesson below and read/ watch while you look at the matching sheet in the spreadsheet (recommend using 2 screens or watch on your phone while you work on your computer)
  • Do the exercises where relevant. Make sure you check the solution to make sure you got it right or to understand where you got it wrong.
  • NOTE: in the full course each lesson has an MCQ at the end, but this is not available in this series.
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Download the Excel file (see below) and if you go to the Intermediate course page, you will see the lessons that are open (they say preview) or else use the links below.

MS Excel Intermediate Online Course- Week 6


Next week we continue with getting more out of the Pivot Table including

  • Grouping text e.g. Vodacom, MTN and Cell C into Cellphone operators
  • Building charts off pivot tables