Getting to Grips with a Spreadsheet

Ref: C3533274

Using a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel or Open Office to create a budget and use various functions that help with this task. We will learn how to produce bar charts and print results. For those that struggle with maths or even those that don't a spreadsheet can be way of recording anything with numbers in a quick and easy way. For example adding or multiplying thousands of figures in a blink of an eye in a far more sophisticated way than a standard calculator. Learn how to utilise the power of a spreadsheet and enjoy maths the way it was intended with the computer doing all the hard work and any repetition needed.

Course aim

Using a spreadsheet to create a budget with charts and graphs

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Create a basic spreadsheet.
  • Create a bar graph and print this.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Bring a notepad and pen to take notes. Please ensure you have a good Internet connection with a webcam and microphone. Ensure you have either Microsoft Excel or Open office (free download) for the best experience.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Getting to Grips with a Spreadsheet

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