MS-Excel 2013

Add numbers in Excel 2013

Watch these videos to see how Excel 2013 makes it easy to add numbers using formulas, buttons, and functions (such as the SUM and SUMIF functions)

Basic math in Excel

Let Excel be your calculator. Take this course to learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using formulas and functions.



Create your first Excel 2013 workbook

Watch these videos to learn how to use Excel 2013. Get started with the new version to see how to do everyday tasks.


Freeze or lock panes

You want to scroll down and see your rows of data, but when you get to the bottom of the screen, your column names in the top row have disappeared. To fix this, you freeze the top row so that it’s always visible. Good news – the command is easy to get to. Click View > Freeze Panes > Freeze Top Row.


Understand and use cell references

One of the key things you’ll calculate in Excel are values in cells, the boxes you see in the grid of an Excel worksheet. Each cell is identified by its reference—the column letter and row number that intersect at the cell’s location. For example, a cell in column D and row 5 is cell D5. When you use cell references in a formula, Excel calculates the answer automatically using the numbers in the referenced cells.

Use AutoFill and Flash Fill

Sometimes you need to enter a lot of repetitive information in Excel, such as dates, and it can be really tedious. But the AutoFill feature can help. Or say you have information in Excel that isn’t formatted the way you need it to be, and going through the entire list manually to correct it is daunting. In this case, Flash Fill (a new feature in Excel 2013) can do the work for you. AutoFill and Flash Fill are tremendous time savers, and in this course, we’ll cover them in more detail.


Add or subtract time

You can add and subtract time in Excel almost like you subtract other types of numbers. For example, you might do this if you want to know how long it took to complete a project’s tasks. The one exception is that Excel doesn’t support a negative number formatted as time.



Average a group of numbers

When you need to find an average, you can click a button, or use a function in a formula. The AutoSum button lets you find the average in a column or row of numbers where there are no blank cells. Use the AVERAGE or the AVERAGEIF functions to find the average of numbers that aren’t in a contiguous row or column. And use the SUMPRODUCT and the SUM functions to find a weighted average, which depends on the weight that’s applied to the values.


Make the switch to Excel 2013

Watch these videos to make the switch to Excel 2013. Get started with the new version to see how to do everyday tasks.


Take conditional formatting to the next level

In the course Use conditional formatting, we covered the basics of conditional formatting. Here, we’ll go a few steps further and see how to apply conditional formatting to cells, tables, PivotTables, and worksheets. For example, to quickly conditionally format cells, you can use a Quick Analysis option or an option on the Conditional Formatting button in the ribbon. We’ll also use formulas to apply conditional formatting, and learn how to edit and delete rules using the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager.


Use conditional formatting

It can be hard to get a lot of meaning out of numbers in a worksheet. But Excel provides a bunch of ways to quickly analyze your data using conditional formatting. For example, you can use a color scale to differentiate high, medium, and low temperature values.


VLOOKUP: When and how to use it

Learn how to use the VLOOKUP function to find data in a large spreadsheet, and on other worksheets in a large workbook. These videos explain each of the VLOOKUP arguments, and mistakes to avoid.


Advanced IF functions

Take this course to learn complex examples and variations of the IF function in Excel, including nested IF functions, IF with AND and OR, COUNTIFS and SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS and IFERROR.


Create and manage drop-down lists

You can make a worksheet more efficient by providing drop-down lists. Someone using your worksheet clicks an arrow, and then clicks an entry in the list. Take this course to learn more about how best to use and manage them.


Work with macros

You want to automate a repetitive task in Excel so that you can do the task again with a single click. The best way to do that? Record a macro. And the macro recorder is the easiest way to create a new macro in Excel. Take this course to learn more.