Creating Error-Free Excel Spreadsheets

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Aug 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM EDT Register

Course Description

In this comprehensive presentation, you’ll learn a variety of techniques and tricks you can use to create spreadsheets that are free of errors. Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, demonstrates how to implement Excel features and functions, such as hide and protect features, the Conditional Formatting feature, the VLOOKUP function, the SUBTOTAL function, and others. In addition, he discusses how to preserve key formulas, perform dual lookups, create self-updating report titles, and more.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Office 365 version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, 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.

Office 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 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.

Who should attend: Practitioners who wish to learn how to create error-free Excel spreadsheets. 

Topics covered:

  • Preserving key formulas using hide and protect features.
  • Toggling the Locked status of a worksheet cell on or off by way of a custom shortcut.
  • Employing the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify.
  • Improving the integrity of many Excel features by placing column headings within a single row instead of spanning two or more rows.
  • Summing disparate sections of a spreadsheet quickly with the SUBTOTAL function.
  • Learning a simple design technique that greatly improves the integrity of Excel’s SUM function.
  • Mastering the IFERROR function to display alternate values in lieu of a # sign error.
  • Using Conditional Formatting to identify unlocked cells into which data can be entered.
  • Removing Conditional Formatting when it’s no longer needed within a spreadsheet.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the argument(s) required by the IFERROR function.
  • Define the argument within Excel’s SUBTOTAL function that sums columns or rows.
  • Recall Conditional Formatting to identify unlocked cells into which data can be entered.

About Presenter

David Ringstrom, CPA

President, Accounting Advisors, Inc

david@acctadv.com

I own an Atlanta-based training and consulting firm that helps businesses nationwide streamline accounting challenges. Our specialties include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sage 50/Peachtree Accounting
  • QuickBooks

Our services include training, technical support, accounting automation, and problem solving. I have spoken at conferences or meetings for these organizations:

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • South Carolina Society of CPAs
  • Georgia Government Finance Officers Association
  • Atlanta chapter, American Society of Women CPAs
  • Perimeter Chapter, Georgia Society of CPAs

I teach around 175 live webinars annually on Microsoft Excel across roughly two-dozen training providers. I am available for in-house training or select conference engagements as well.

I've published hundreds of freelance articles on various topics, including Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Accounting, QuickBooks, Peachtree Accounting, and more.

I serve as the technical editor for several books in Wiley's Dummies series, including QuickBooks for Dummies, Quicken for Dummies, Peachtree for Dummies, and more. I am the lead author for the Idiot's Guide; Introductory Accounting book.

Specialties: Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications, Sage 50, Peachtree Accounting, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Accounting, freelance writing, training, business consulting

Accounting Advisors is an Atlanta-based firm helping businesses nationwide streamline accounting challenges. Our specialties include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sage 50/Peachtree Accounting
  • QuickBooks

Our services include technical support, training, accounting automation, and problem solving.

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In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

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    Krista Cooper , Bookkeeper
    May 5th 2020
    I had issues with answering the questions. My computer would not allow me to click on any answers. The above questions really don't apply to me as I just wanted to "audit" the webinar. I am not actively using Excel but wanted to improve my skills.

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