Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 Courseware (EXC2016.1)

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 course, you'll start from the very basics of creating a workbook, and gradually work your way up to using advanced features introduced in Excel 2013 and 2016. The course covers how to work with the ribbon, understand the Backstage View, and customize the Quick Access Toolbar. You'll learn how to efficiently enter and format data, use formulas, and edit your worksheets. The course concludes with preparing your worksheets for printing and exploring new features in the latest Excel versions.

This is the updated version of 55165AC from the retired Microsoft Courseware Marketplace. Note that we have newer versions: one that covers Excel 2019 and one that covers Excel 2021 and 365.

Publisher: Webucator


  • Start off with the essentials of creating, saving, and managing Excel workbooks.
  • Get comfortable with Excel's user interface, including the Ribbon, the Backstage View, and the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Efficiently enter and format data in Excel, including text, numbers, dates, and even hyperlinks and WordArt.
  • Master worksheet formatting techniques, including applying themes, adjusting cell alignment, and working with the Font and Number groups.
  • Understand the basics of using formulas in Excel, including math operators, the order of operations, relative, absolute, and mixed cell references.
  • Learn to manage rows and columns effectively, including inserting, deleting, transposing, setting height and width, and freezing panes.
  • Sharpen your skills in editing worksheets, using tools such as Find and Replace and managing comments.
  • Prepare your worksheets for printing with correct margin settings, page orientation, print area, print scaling, and headers and footers.
  • Stay updated with the latest features introduced in Excel 2013 and Excel 2016.
  • Get hands-on experience with exercises throughout the course to reinforce what you've learned.


  1. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
    1. Starting Microsoft Excel
    2. Creating a Workbook
    3. Saving a Workbook
    4. The Status Bar
    5. Adding and Deleting Worksheets
    6. Copying and Moving Worksheets
    7. Changing the Order of Worksheets
    8. Splitting the Worksheet Window
    9. Closing a Workbook
    10. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
  2. The Ribbon
    1. Tabs
    2. Groups
    3. Commands
    4. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Workbook
    3. Exercise: Open a Workbook
    4. New Workbooks and Excel Templates
    5. Exercise: Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
    6. Printing Worksheets
    7. Exercise: Print a Worksheet
    8. Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
  4. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Entering Text
      1. Expand Data across Columns
    2. Adding and Deleting Cells
    3. Adding a Hyperlink
    4. Add WordArt to a Worksheet
    5. Using AutoComplete
    6. Exercise: Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
    7. Entering Numbers and Dates
    8. Using the Fill Handle
    9. Exercise: Entering Numbers and Dates
  6. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Selecting Ranges of Cells
    2. Hiding Worksheets
    3. Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
    4. Adding Themes to Workbooks
    5. Exercise: Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
    6. Adding a Watermark
    7. The Font Group
    8. Exercise: Working with Font Group Commands
    9. The Alignment Group
    10. Exercise: Working with Alignment Group Commands
    11. The Number Group
    12. Exercise: Working with Number Group Commands
  7. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
    1. Math Operators and the Order of Operations
    2. Entering Formulas
    3. AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
    4. Copying Formulas and Functions
      1. Displaying Formulas
    5. Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References
    6. Exercise: Working with Formulas
  8. Working with Rows and Columns
    1. Inserting Rows and Columns
    2. Deleting Rows and Columns
    3. Transposing Rows and Columns
    4. Setting Row Height and Column Width
    5. Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
    6. Freezing Panes
    7. Exercise: Working with Rows and Columns
  9. Editing Worksheets
    1. Find
    2. Find and Replace
    3. Exercise: Using Find and Replace
    4. Using the Clipboard
    5. Exercise: Using the Clipboard
    6. Managing Comments
      1. Adding Comments
      2. Working with Comments
  10. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Setting Margins
    2. Setting Page Orientation
    3. Setting the Print Area
    4. Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
    5. Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
    6. Headers and Footers
    7. Exercise: Preparing to Print
  11. Features New in Excel 2013
    1. One Workbook Per Window Feature
    2. Using Flash Fill
    3. Exercise: Using Flash Fill
  12. New Features in Excel 2016
    1. Tell Me
    2. Smart Lookup
    3. Exercise: Using Smart Lookup

Required Prerequisites



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