Instructor for this course

You’ll discover even more ways to save time and effort in Excel when you take this course. In part 2 of Speed Tips, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, demonstrates shortcuts that allow you to streamline repetitive tasks and redundant data entry, embed lists you use frequently, transform filtering tasks, and more. In addition, David explains the benefits associated with Excel’s Text Box feature, the Personal Macro Workbook, and the Quick Analysis feature.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel 2016. He draws your attention to any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 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.

Who Would Be Interested in This Course:

Practitioners who can benefit by learning a variety of techniques and shortcuts that will speed up their work in Excel.

Topics Covered:

  • Separating first/last names into two columns without using formulas or retyping.
  • Streamlining redundant data entry with a handy keyboard shortcut.
  • Pasting a table as a raw list elsewhere in a workbook.
  • Editing .PDF documents in Word 2013 and later—useful for unlocking data you wish to edit in Excel.
  • Streamlining the process of printing spreadsheets to .PDF format.
  • Applying formatting to multiple locations within a worksheet by way of the Format Painter feature.
  • Mastering the nuances—and the power—of Excel’s Transpose feature.
  • Avoiding the need to retype data or clunky formulas by way of Excel’s Text to Columns command.
  • Navigating large workbooks with ease by way of a hidden menu as well as keyboard shortcuts.
  • Discovering the Custom Lists feature in Excel, which enables you to embed frequently used lists into Excel’s Options dialog box for use with any spreadsheet.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the feature that helps you transform filtering tasks.
  • Recognize how to implement Excel's Personal Macro Workbook.
  • Identify where the Custom Lists feature appears in the Options dialog box of most versions of Excel.
Last updated/reviewed: June 18, 2021

5 Reviews (30 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
Great tips for efficiently working through worksheets and manipulating data to save time. Great tip on for keyboard shortcuts.
Anonymous Author
Very useful tips. Functions that I had no idea existed in excel I now know. I just hope I can remember them when I'm using excel! Thank you!
Anonymous Author
Good information - although sometimes I had to look at several times to follow the steps
Anonymous Author
I learn quite a few new tricks that I will use in my day to day work.
Anonymous Author
superb course. learned lots of tricks that will save me time.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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Course Syllabus
  3:30Introduction to Excel Efficiency: Tips and Tricks Part 2
  10:33Excel's Open Dialog Box Shortcuts
  15:21Creating and Editing PDF Files
  11:14Introduction to Flash Fill (Excel 2013+)
  13:33Remove Duplicates and Custom List Feature
  10:08Managing Borders and Format Painter Double-Click Trick
  8:35Strikethrough Text/Numbers
  8:55 Use F2 to Toggle Enter/Edit modes and Text to Speech Command
  5:29Transpose Data
  10:55Combine Multiple Worksheets
  5:35Group Worksheets and Conclusion
  1:43:49Excel Efficiency: Tips and Tricks Part 2
  PDFSlides: Excel Efficiency: Tips and Tricks Part 2
  PDFExcel Efficiency: Tips and Tricks Part 2 Glossary/Index
  XLSXWorkbook: Excel Efficiency: Tips and Tricks Part 2
  XLSXWorkbook: 12 Month Income Statement
  PDFTransactions - Excel Efficiency: Tips and Tricks Part 2