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How to excel in Excel

How to excel in Excel

Microsoft Excel was released in 1985 and is now one of the most widely used software programs in the workplace. People use Excel because it is a brilliant tool and in trained hands can provide phenomenal business insight. Excel can turn manual processes that previously took weeks to complete, into something that takes only a few minutes. Most people know that Excel can add, subtract, multiply, and divide, but it can do much, much more...

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Create Charts - unlock the potential of your data and display it in a visual presentation. In the latest version of Excel, you can do this with just a few clicks of a mouse and add extra emphasis to business reports and persuasive marketing material.

Use conditional formatting - format your spreadsheets with your own bespoke criteria, meaning you can apply different colours or fonts, to highlight your most important data.

Identify trends – use Sparklines or trend-lines to explicitly detail the key trends emerging from your information. Excel allows trend-lines to be extended beyond the graph, to offer predictions of future activity. Such forecasts can help businesses develop their future strategy.

Merge data from multiple sources - bring information from various files and documents together, so that it exists in a single location. As well as raw numeric data and information from other spreadsheets, it is possible to import text and images to give your data sheet a wow factor or add your company branding.

Access anywhere, on any device - Excel is now available online with no installation, as part of Microsoft's Office 365 productivity suite. This means you could access the program from almost any device with internet connectivity. You can also download the Excel application for your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet which makes collaboration, remote and mobile working viable.

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