Knowing how to efficiently use Microsoft Excel is a skill that will benefit you throughout your life. Need to do a statistics project for a class? Track your personal or campus group spending? Track your writing, fitness, or other life goals? Excel is a great tool for all of these situations.
Using keyboard shortcuts (on the Mac or the PC) will help you become faster and better in Excel even if you already are familiar with the program. Exceljet, an online Excel training website, compiled a list of over 200 keyboard shortcuts (with both the Mac and PC keyboard commands displayed). Memorize just a few of these shortcuts for the commands you use the most and you’ll manipulate your spreadsheets with ease.
In addition, make sure to check out the guide to using Excel that Amanda Howell, our Business Librarian, put together. This guide gives you a refresher on the basics and demonstrates how to work with formulas and create charts and graphs.