In this course, students will use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets and workbooks that you can use to store, manipulate, and share your data. This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Excel.

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Course Content



Text formatting

Row and column formatting

Number formatting

Conditional formatting 

Additional formatting options  



Chart basics 

Formatting charts  



Working with pictures  

Conditional formatting with graphics 

SmartArt graphics  



Preparing to print 

Page Setup options 

Printing worksheets


At Course Completion


After completing this course, students will be able to:


Format text, cells, rows, and columns; merge cells; apply colour and borders; format numbers; create conditional formats; use the Format Painter; and use Find and Replace to update the formatting for specific content.


Create, format, modify, and print charts based on worksheet data; work with various chart elements; and apply chart types and chart styles.


Insert and modify a picture; represent data graphically within cells by applying three forms of conditional formatting (data bars, colour scales, and icon sets); and insert and modify SmartArt graphics.


Check spelling; find and replace text and data; preview and print a worksheet; set page orientation and margins; create and format headers and footers; and print gridlines.


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Additional information

When:  Tuesday 1st October, 2019, 1pm-4pm
Where:  Level 3, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt
Fee:  $300 +GST (those wanting to attend the 2nd workshop on the same day can attend courses for $450+GST)

Who Should Attend



You should be comfortable with the Windows environment.

Bring your own device.