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Updated on: 17-05-2024

Excel - Getting Started (Introduction)

Topics covered

Getting Started

  • Navigate Excel window
  • Entering text
  • Entering numbers
  • Editing cell data
  • Save, open and close Workbooks


  • Changing fonts, size and applying colour
  • Changing number style and decimal points
  • Exploring cell formatting
  • Formatting rows and columns


  • Insert, Delete and Rename sheets
  • Apply a tab colour

One of the most powerful tools in Excel is the ability to apply specific formatting for text and numbers. Instead of displaying all cell content in exactly the same way, you can use formatting to change the appearance of dates, times, decimals, percentages (%), currency ($), and much more.

Online training will be delivered via MS Teams. You will receive joining instructions before your selected session.

At the end of the session all delegates will:

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Navigate a workbook and enter data into a worksheet
  • Format worksheets including columns and rows in Excel
  • Manage worksheets

About the course

Course Code MLCSU-TR0025
Intended Audience Newcomers to Excel or those who require a refresher
Delivery Method Online
Required Experience / Training No previous experience required Quiet room with access to MS Teams and headset or headphones
Duration of Training 1 hour