• by Warwick Bishop

  • by Tony Milner

  • by Gerald Moon

  • by Helen Gowland

  • by Trevor Lewis

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Spreadsheets: Workshop Series

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4 sessions of 2-hour workshops. $10 per session
For Windows or Mac users with Microsoft Excel or equivalent

Spreadsheets –
  • what are they ?
  • how useful are they ?
  • how to design spreadsheets for home and/or work
  • how to use formulas for a range of calculations
  • how to use spreadsheets to produce interactive charts
  • how to use Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

This series of workshops is presented using Microsoft Excel. However, a number of other free programs are compatible with documents produced in Excel and have similar features. These include:

  • OpenOffice Calc
  • Google Docs - Sheets
  • Libre Office
  • Polaris Office


Workshop 1 will include:

  • An introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Creating simple formulas
  • Using common formulas
  • Formatting a spreadsheet

By the end of Session 1 you will learn how to design spreadsheets for the following examples:

  • Shopping lists
  • Holiday planner


Workshop 2 will include:

  • Using filters in Spreadsheets
  • Sorting information
  • Connecting several worksheets together
  • Creating more complex formulas including Conditional formulas

By the end of Session 2 you will learn how to design spreadsheets for the following examples:

  • Budget plans and managing money at home or work
  • Travel Budget
  • Quote or Invoice document for work


Workshop 3 will include:

  • Producing Interactive Charts from Spreadsheets - Charts (Bar, Column, Pie, others)

By the end of Session 3 you will learn how to design spreadsheets for the following examples:

  • Charts for Book Sales
  • Travel Budget that combines calculations and charts
  • Weekly Timesheet for an organisation (Calculations, Formatting, Charts)


Workshop 4 will include:

  • Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
  • How to use spreadsheets to process and analyse large quantities of information

By the end of Session 4 you will be expert on the use of Spreadsheets and will be able to design your own spreadsheets


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