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Free Class in Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Microsoft Excel for BeginnersSpencerville Church is pleased to host a free beginner's course in Microsoft Excel on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the church Fellowship Hall. This class is ideal for someone who wants to learn the basics in Excel. If you have further questions, please contact Jen Blondo at jenblondo@gmail.com or call 202-567-1098.

Date: Sunday, May 22 2016

Time: 10am - 4pm (there will be breaks, including a lunch break)

Spencerville Church Fellowship Hall
16325 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Cost: None (free)

What You Need to Bring:

  • A laptop and power—make sure the laptop has Microsoft Excel installed on it! (the software will not be provided for the class, you must own it already—it's ideal if you have Excel 2010 or later) 
  • A mouse - A touchpad on a laptop won't be easy to use, we recommend a standard mouse--wired or wireless is fine
  • A lunch for the lunch break (refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and oven provided)
  • Snacks or drinks (optional)
  • Pen and notepad (optional)

What Will Be Provided:

  • Table and chair, with electrical outlets to plug in your laptop
  • Printed materials for you to take with you
  • Refrigerator and freezer (to keep your lunch)
  • Microwave and oven (to heat your lunch)

What You'll Learn:

  • When to use Excel vs. Word or Powerpoint
  • How to insert and delete a column/row
  • How to hide and unhide a column/row
  • How to resize a column/row to view more information
  • How to create, rename, and delete a tab (worksheet)
  • Copying and pasting information (and other kinds of pasting)
  • How to add styling to elements like font, size, color, etc.
  • Adding borders
  • Merge cells and center text across multiple cells
  • Formatting numbers with commas, decimals, $, etc.
  • Wrap text to multiple lines
  • Simple formulas like adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing
  • Calculating totals, averages, etc.
  • Simple "if -> then" formulas
  • Conditional formatting
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Freezing and unfreezing panes/view
  • Creating and formatting pie graphs and bar graphs
  • Printing a file on a single page
  • Where to get Excel help when there's no one around to ask!
  • Q&A (as time allows)