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Excel 2010 Advanced


     Excel 2010 is a powerful spreadsheet application that allows users to produce tables containing calculations and graphs. These can range from simple formulae through to complex functions and mathematical models.

How To Use This Guide

     This manual should be used as a point of reference after following attendance of the advanced level Excel 2010 training course. It covers all the topics taught and aims to act as a support aid for any tasks carried out by the user after the course.
     The manual is divided into sections, each section covering an aspect of the advanced course. The table of contents lists the page numbers of each section and the table of figures indicates the pages containing tables and diagrams.


     Sections begin with a list of objectives each with its own check box so that you can mark off those topics that you are familiar with following the training.


     Those who have already used a spreadsheet before may not need to read explanations on what each command does, but would rather skip straight to the instructions to find out how to do it. Look out for the arrow icon which precedes a list of instructions.


     The Appendices list the Ribbons mentioned within the manual with a breakdown of their functions and tables of shortcut keys.


Keys are referred to throughout the manual in the following way:

[ENTER] – Denotes the return or enter key, [DELETE] – denotes the Delete key and so on.

Where a command requires two keys to be pressed, the manual displays this as follows:

[CTRL] + [P] – this means press the letter “p” while holding down the Control key.


When a command is referred to in the manual, the following distinctions have been made:

When Ribbon commands are referred to, the manual will refer you to the Ribbon – E.g. “Choose home from the Ribbons the group name – FONT group and then B for bold”.

When dialog box options are referred to, the following style has been used for the text – “In the PAGE RANGE section of the PRINT dialog, click the CURRENT PAGE option”

Dialog box buttons are shaded and boxed – “Click OK to close the PRINT dialog and launch the print.”


Within each section, any items that need further explanation or extra attention
devoted to them are denoted by shading.

For example:

“Excel will not let you close a file that you have not already saved changes to without prompting you to save.”


At the end of each section there is a page for you to make notes on and a “Useful Information” heading where you will find tips and tricks relating to the topics described within the section.

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