In this on-demand webcast, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, covers a variety of techniques and tricks to help you create and maintain error-free spreadsheets. David demonstrates how to implement Excel features and functions, such as hide and protect features, the Conditional Formatting feature, the VLOOKUP function, the SUBTOTAL function, and others. In addition, he explains how to preserve key formulas, perform dual lookups, audit the spreadsheets created by others, and more.
David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel 2016. He draws your attention to any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.
- Building resilience into spreadsheets by avoiding daisy-chained formulas.
- Employing the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify.
- Enabling selected users to access protected areas of a worksheet by way of the Allow Users to Edit Ranges feature.
- Improving the integrity of many Excel features by placing column headings within a single row instead of spanning two or more rows.
- Improving the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.
- Learning a simple design technique that greatly improves the integrity of Excel’s SUM function. Limiting access to sensitive workbooks by way of password protection.
- Mastering the IFERROR function to display alternate values in lieu of a # sign error.
- Performing dual lookups, which allow you to look across columns and down rows to cross-reference the data you need.
- Preserving key formulas using hide and protect features.
- Preventing errors from the start by choosing from thousands of free Excel spreadsheet templates.
- Protecting workbooks to prevent users from renaming, hiding, unhiding, or otherwise affecting worksheets.
Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.
Version: David teaches from Excel 2010 in this presentation but every aspect of the material applies equally to Excel 2007, 2013, and 2016.
Prerequisites: A familiarity with Excel spreadsheets
Advanced Preparation: None