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Excel Proficiency: Speed Tips

90 Minutes

Recorded Webinar


This enlightening webcast presented by David Ringstrom, CPA, will empower you to quickly accomplish tasks that might currently be taking you several minutes or even hours to complete. David explains a variety of Excel’s time-saving features and shares helpful tips, such as how to filter data faster, streamline repetitive tasks, create keyboard shortcuts, and access folders and workbooks easily.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2021, 2019, 2016 and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don't change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2021, Excel 2019, and so on.

Learning Objectives

• Recognize how to avoid retyping text by using Excel features and worksheet functions.

• Apply and create your own keyboard shortcuts to customize Excel and enable hidden features.

• Identify the mouse action that reveals a hidden menu for moving columns/rows.

• Recall how to easily compile large lists of data by filtering vs. sorting.

Why Should You Attend

Practitioners who will benefit from using Excel more effectively and efficiently.

Areas Covered

• Creating a keyboard shortcut for simultaneously pasting data and column widths.

• Gaining control of long lists of data by filtering instead of sorting.

• Jump-starting spreadsheet projects using free, prebuilt templates in Excel.

• Learning what steps to take if you can’t open a damaged workbook.

• Navigate Excel menus entirely by keyboard shortcuts.

• Enabling a hidden keyboard shortcut for toggling the Freeze Panes feature on or off.

• Keeping an eye on how much your text is being reduced as you try to squeeze more on a page.

• Inserting totals into lists with a few mouse clicks by way of Excel’s Subtotal feature.

• Unearthing the key step in being able to format subtotaled cells without affecting hidden rows.

• Leveraging Excel’s Quick Access Toolbar to create a shortcut that enables you to filter lists with a keystroke instead of multiple mouse actions.

• Simplifying filtering tasks by adding a Clear Filter shortcut to the Quick Access Toolbar.

• Learning how the Table feature empowers you to improve the integrity of Excel spreadsheets.

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$999 per year

  • Access to 12 Live Webinars per year
  • Access to 12 On-Demand Webinars per year
  • All Live and On-Demand webinars include certificates, printable presentation material and handouts
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David H. Ringstrom

Microsoft Excel Expert

Acclaimed Microsoft Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is the president and owner of Accounting Advisors, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia. David founded Accounting Advisors in 1991 as a consulting-services business, but in 2009, he began teaching for continuing education providers as well. His mission since then has been to offer quality training on Excel and additional accounting software via live webcasts, on-demand self-study webcasts, and in-house engagements. More than 24 providers, located throughout the country as well as overseas, now look to David for their Excel and accounting software training needs. David’s Excel courses cover the gamut of the software’s features and functions to provide CPAs as well as accounting and financial professionals the knowledge they need to work more efficiently and effectively in Excel. David is known for saying, “Either you work Excel, or it works you.” Based on this belief, he focuses on teaching users what they don’t know but should know about Excel. His comprehensive yet easy to understand presentations cover Excel 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007. David’s webcasts are fast paced, and he welcomes attendees’ questions. In addition, his detailed handouts and slides serve as handy reference tools students can fall back on after participating in his webcasts or taking his self-study courses.