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Gaining Control of Large Excel Spreadsheets

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$59.00

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$ 99.00

10/20/2021

11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: David Ringstrom, CPA

If you’re tired of trying to manage large Excel spreadsheets, you’ll find this session to be invaluable. Excel expert David Ringstrom demonstrates multiple ways you can tame cumbersome spreadsheets with confidence. He shares time-saving techniques and keyboard shortcuts, outlines how to avoid repetitive tasks, explains ways to improve the integrity of your spreadsheets, and more.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the session.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new-feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Excel’s Freeze Panes feature
  • Exploring how the INDIRECT worksheet function can automate pulling values from a group of individual worksheets
  • Using the SUM function to drill through two or more worksheets
  • Choosing between custom views within a workbook to hide/display multiple worksheets at once.
  • Hiding multiple worksheets within a workbook at once
  • Utilizing the Split Worksheet feature properly to lock certain rows at the bottom of the Excel window
  • Restoring Full Screen View in Excel 2013 and later as well as enabling a keyboard shortcut for this feature
  • Learning how to use a single line of programming code to unhide all worksheets within a workbook
  • Enabling a hidden keyboard shortcut for toggling the Freeze Panes feature on or off
  • Navigating large workbooks with ease by way of a hidden menu as well as keyboard shortcuts
  • Using the Watch Window to easily monitor the ramifications of even minor changes to your workbooks
  • Creating custom views that will enable you to display all worksheets in a workbook at once as well as hide/display selected worksheets

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the menu where the Watch Window feature resides in Excel
  • State which menu contains the New Window command in Excel
  • Recall the mouse action that allows you to expand or collapse the Ribbon in Excel

David H. Ringstrom David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively.

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