Microsoft Excel 2007 Intermediate Training Course Outline

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Excel Training CoursesThis one-day Microsoft Excel 2007 Intermediate Training Course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Excel 2007: Basic. Students will learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and they will start working with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, and watermarks. They will also learn how to create outlines and subtotals, how to create and apply cell names, and how to work with lists and tables. Students will save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks, and save a workbook as a PDF file. This course also covers advanced charting techniques, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates. Designated as Approved Courseware. For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Excel 2007: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
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Course objectives

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  1. Link worksheets by using 3-D formulas; add a Watch window; create and manage links between workbooks; and create a workspace.
  2.  Apply special and custom number formats; control the display of zero values; use functions to format text; create, apply, and modify styles; apply and modify themes; merge and split cells; change the orientation of data in cells; transpose data; and add background color and a watermark.
  3. Create an outline and consolidate data; create subtotals in a list; and use multiple subtotal functions.
  4. Define and apply cell and range names; use names in formulas; and define and apply 3-D names.
  5. Sort lists by columns; filter lists based on complex criteria and copy filtered results to another range; create and format a table and add rows and columns; apply structured referencing; name tables; and create functions with [#This row].
  6. Save and publish a worksheet as a Web page; insert and edit hyperlinks; publish a worksheet as a PDF file, and send a worksheet as an e-mail attachment.
  7. Format data points; create combination charts and trendlines; and add and format graphic elements.
  8. Use auditing features; add comments to cells and workbooks; protect a worksheet or part of a worksheet; share, merge, and track changes in a workbook; find and remove hidden and personal data from a workbook; and mark a workbook as final.
  9. Change Excel's default application settings; work with Excel templates; and create and manage templates.

Course contents

Using multiple worksheets and workbooks
Using multiple workbooks
Linking worksheets with 3-D formulas
Linking workbooks
Managing workbooks

Advanced formatting
Using special number formats
Using functions to format text
Working with styles
Working with themes
Other advanced formatting

Outlining and subtotals
Outlining and consolidating data
Creating subtotals

Cell and range names
Creating and using names
Managing names

Lists and tables
Examining lists
Sorting and filtering lists
Advanced filtering
Working with tables

Web and Internet features
Saving workbooks as Web pages
Using hyperlinks
Distributing workbooks

Advanced charting
Chart formatting options
Combination charts
Graphic elements

Documenting and auditing
Auditing features
Comments in cells and workbooks
Workgroup collaboration

Templates and settings
Application settings
Built-in templates
Creating and managing templates


Before taking this course, you should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that you've completed the Excel 2007: Basic course or have equivalent experience.

Target Audience

Beforetaking this course, you should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows. You should have some experience using Microsoft Excel. You will get the most out of this course if your goal is to become proficient in such tasks as consolidating data, using advanced chart formatting options, sorting and filtering lists, using special formatting options, using templates, using error tracing features, protecting worksheets, and linking worksheets and workbooks.

Certification Track

For comprehensive training, you should complete all of the following courses: Excel 2007: Basic, Excel 2007: Intermediate, and Excel 2007: Advanced.