Using formulas turns Excel into the world's most powerful calculator. Whether you need to calculate loan repayments, generate a profit and loss account, solve maths or engineering problems, in fact, think of any scenario that involves addition, subtraction, division or multiplication of numbers and you'll find that Excel is the best tool for the job.
Functions are built in formulas that have been programmed to perform a specific calculation. They range from the simple such as SUM and AVERAGE (used to calculate the total and average of numbers in a range of cells) to the powerful IF and VLOOKUP.
Functions aren't limited to calculating numeric data.
They can save you a ton of time when working with text and dates too. For example, you can quickly calculate someone's age from their date of birth, combine text items from several cells into a single cell or convert a list of lower case text items to capital letters.
Why should you Attend:Although it is perfectly possible to use Excel without ever creating a formula or using a function, if you don't, you're missing out on a huge part of the application's power.
Formulas and functions will automate your calculations and save you a ton of time. No more using your fingers. No more mental arithmetic. No more using the calculator app on your Smartphone Let Excel do the work for you
Areas Covered in the Session:
Creating formulas to perform mathematical calculations
Copying formulas and the difference between absolute and relative references
Assigning names to cells and using them in formulas
Using functions to combine text strings from multiple cells
Using functions to change text from lowercase to uppercase and vice versa
Using functions to perform calculations on dates and times
Using the IF function to automate data entry
The VLOOKUP function
Creating complex functions the easy way
Who Will Benefit:
Any Excel user who needs to go beyond the basics of using formulas or simply wants to become more comfortable and productive in using Excel formulas and functions.
Any Excel user who deals with large lists needs these tools and techniques to effectively manage the lists and become more productive. Nearly all Excel users, except for those just getting started, are candidates for this webinar.
Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012 Mike founded theexceltrainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for pluralsight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics.
Mike is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organisations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.