Succinct Excel overview

gidsy

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Hi There,

I am doing some internal training to staff with very little experience with Excel and I am trying to put together a nice introduction to Excel. I want to talk about how Excel thinks as well as what it is best at...

I have had a good surf but can't quite find what I am after.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Tazguy37

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What kind of staff positions will be included in this training? Different types of positions in one session, or will there be several sessions with different workgroups?
 

gidsy

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It'll be Admin staff and I will probably repeat the training with other groups of the same position.

The course will be for beginners but I think it's really important to cover how Excel thinks about and interprets what the user is doing before going onto the functionality.
 

Smitty

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Welcome to the Board!

If you do a board search for "excel training", both Countingapples and Mark O'Brien posted pretty detailed syllabus' for Excel training. If you can't find it, the post(s) was in the Max Cells Lounge.

Hope that helps,

Smitty
 

gidsy

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Thanks for that....I found countingapples thread. This is awesome for when I get into designing what we cover. I guess I might be looking for something that doesn't exist....

I'd really like to convey what it is that makes Excel tick...Try and explain what we, as more advanced users, know...what makes it easy for us to "work things out", without knowing exactly how to do something...

If this makes sense...
 

gidsy

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Yes...I did this, but the links don't really touch on how Excel thinks, just on what it does...

Maybe I need to write it myself....

Thanks for the help
 

Russ At Index

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Hi Gidsy,

This is just a thought .... but you could take the information
held within the "Insert Function" Tab & detail the functions
that Excel can perform.
Click on the "Most Recently Used" Tab & use the topics to
explain "What Excel Can Do For You".


I wish you luck in your venture !!!!

:)
 

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