Getting Started in Excel 2019 for Windows

Excel 2019 (Windows)    |    Beginner
  • 5 videos | 21m 47s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
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Get started with Excel 2019, the spreadsheet application included with the Microsoft Office 2019 Suite. During this course, you will familiarise yourself with the interface and some of its features, including the ribbon, status bar, zoom, and various view modes. Begin the course by learning how to find the application on the desktop and open it. To get the most out of Excel, you need to understand how the interface is laid out, so the course next explores the application. This leads into the zoom function, which can be used to adjust how to visualize the spreadsheet in Excel by making data entries larger or smaller. Discover how to examine mode views, which in Excel features three different preset view modes: Normal, Page Layout, and Page Break. Conclude the course by observing how to move between documents, allowing work on multiple documents simultaneously while using a number of tools to organize a workspace. In order to practice what you have learned, you will find the Word document named Excel 2019 for Windows: Getting Started Exercise as well as the associated materials in the Resources section.


  • Find and open the excel application
    Explore the excel 2019 application
    Use the excel 2019 zoom function
  • Use the excel 2019 view modes
    Move between workbooks in excel 2019


  • 3m 14s
    Before getting started with Excel, you'll need to know how to find the application on your desktop. See how to access the app from your Windows 10 search bar, start menu, and how to pin the app to your taskbar for quicker access. FREE ACCESS
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    If you want to get the most out of Excel, you are going to need to understand how the interface is laid out. Excel features a Ribbon with multiple tabs, a status bar, a Quick Access toolbar and multiple tools for visualizing your spreadsheet data. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using the zoom function in Excel 2019 for Windows
    3m 11s
    The zoom function can be used to adjust how you visualize your spreadsheet in Excel. You can make your data entries larger in order to focus on them more precisely. You can also pull away from your data and get an overall view of the spreadsheet and its structure. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the view modes in Excel 2019 for Windows
    3m 45s
    Excel features three different preset view modes. Normal mode is used to enter data and work on your spreadsheet. The Page Layout view can be used to check your margin settings and see how your pages are laid out. The Page Break Preview mode is extremely useful for adjusting where the page breaks fall in your spreadsheet before you print it out. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Moving between documents in Excel 2019 for Windows
    4m 54s
    If you find that you need to work on multiple documents simultaneously, there are a number of tools that you can use to organize your workspace. In Excel, you can open multiple workbooks at once. You can also adjust how you visualize these windows, and how you move from one to another. FREE ACCESS


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