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Audio course: Get to know Excel: Create your first workbook

Create your first Excel workbook
Learn how to create a Microsoft Office Excel workbook, how to enter and edit text and numbers, and how to add and delete columns and rows.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a new workbook.
  • Enter text and numbers.
  • Edit text and numbers.
  • Insert and delete columns and rows.

You've been asked to enter data in Excel, but you've never worked with Excel. Where do you begin?

Or perhaps you have worked in Excel a time or two, but you still wonder how to do some of the basics — how to enter different kinds of data, how to edit data, or how to add and delete extra columns and rows.

This is the place to learn the skills you need to work in Excel, quickly and with little fuss.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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