Microsoft Excel formulas for spreadsheet management


Making good use of Excel formulas can have a dramatic effect on your productivity. There are over 400 Microsoft Excel functions to choose from though, so this video tutorial will guide you through the top 10 formulas to improve your speed and effectiveness in managing data.


About this Class


Excel is one of the most powerful tools in business, yet too many people have only a basic understanding of how to get the most out of it. Knowing which formulas to use and being able to combine or nest different formulas can quickly make you one of the most valuable people in your organisation.


Formulas save time and allow us to perform complex calculations with relative ease. With over 400 functions available it can be difficult to find the ones that are going to be the most useful. In this webinar replay we de-mystify functions and show you the most popular and useful formulas in Excel. The best thing is, it’s completely free, and you can watch it below.



Class Tutor



This webinar replay is brought to you by EwB’s in-house IT trainer, Deborah Ashby. Deborah specialises in Microsoft Office training and content creation. She has been an IT Trainer for 9 years and has been supporting Microsoft products for 21 years. Deborah is also a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).


Webinar Syllabus


An introduction to Formulas and Functions


  • What is a formula?
  • The formula bar
  • Identifying operators
  • The BODMAS principle


Popular Excel Formulas


  • Using SUM
  • Using MIN and MAX to extract the highest and lowest values
  • Using AVERAGE
  • Using COUNT and COUNTA to count cells
  • Using AutoSum and AutoFill


Formulas to Manipulate Text


  • Using LEN to count the number of characters in a ell
  • Using TRIM to remove any spaces
  • Using RIGHT, LEFT and MID to return a specified number of characters from a text string
  • Using CONCATENATE to combine data into one cell
  • Using Flash Fill


Lookup Formulas


  • Using VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP to lookup data in a table
  • Use the TRANSPOSE feature


IF Statements


  • Using IF statements
  • Using SUMIF and COUNTIF


Technical Details


  • This training is suitable for Excel 2010/2013/2016 users
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Excel is useful for this class



The EwB Team