Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007: New Features (Second Edition)

Course Specifications

Course number: 084059
Software: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007
Course length: 0.5 day(s)

Course Description

You have worked with Microsoft® Office Excel® 2003, and you now need to be aware of the additional features in the latest release of the software for improving the management, presentation, and distribution of your spreadsheets. In this course, you will work with the new and enhanced features in Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007.

Course Objective: You will be introduced to the new features in Microsoft Office Excel 2007.

Target Student: This course is designed for experienced Excel users who have worked with earlier versions of Microsoft Office Excel, ideally Microsoft Office Excel 2003, and who have upgraded to Microsoft Office Excel 2007.

Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this course should understand how to use some version of Excel, preferably 2003, and have some familiarity with the Internet. This course covers the commonly used new features for a typical user. Due to the nature of this course and the minimal prerequisites, there are other more advanced new features that are not covered in depth.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware components:

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring the Excel Environment
Topic 1A: Explore the User Interface
Topic 1B: Work with the Ribbon
Topic 1C: Work with Contextual Tabs
Topic 1D: Use Excel Galleries
Topic 1E: Customize the Excel Interface

Lesson 2: Organizing Data
Topic 2A: Explore the Enhancements to Excel 2007 Spreadsheets
Topic 2B: Insert Tables
Topic 2C: Format Tables

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data
Topic 3A: Apply Conditional Formatting
Topic 3B: Sort Data in a Spreadsheet
Topic 3C: Filter Data in a Spreadsheet
Topic 3D: Apply a Formula

Lesson 4: Presenting Data
Topic 4A: Create Charts
Topic 4B: Format Charts
Topic 4C: Work with Illustrations
Topic 4D: Create PivotTables and PivotCharts
Topic 4E: Share Excel Charts
Topic 4F: Save Data in Presentable Formats

Appendix A: New Features in Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Appendix B: Enhanced File and Compatibility Features in Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Appendix C: Managing Compatibility Issues in Office Excel 2007