What’s New in Excel 2019

Level: Basic

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In this presentation Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA gets you up to speed on new features in Excel 2019. Many Excel users sit out one or more versions, so David will also highlight new features added in Excel 2016 and 2013 as well.  Learn how to take advantage of new capabilities if you’re already using Excel 2019, or determine if you should move from an earlier version to the latest version. David will also compare Excel 2019 to the subscription-based Office 365 version of Excel, which unlike perpetually licensed products such as Excel 2019 evolves sometimes as often as monthly.

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.

Topics/Areas Typically Covered:

  • Avoiding disabled features by converting Excel 97–2003 files to modern workbook formats with ease.
  • Comparing IFNA, IFERROR, and ISERROR functions and learn which versions of Excel support these worksheet functions.
  • Comparing user-interface changes in Excel 2013 and 2016 that have vastly simplified chart-related tasks.
  • Converting .XLS workbooks to the up-to-date .XLSX format with just two keystrokes.
  • Creating interactive geographic maps from Excel data with the free Bing Maps app.
  • Discovering new worksheet functions available in Excel 2016.
  • Exploring the Flash Fill feature, the Recommended PivotTables feature, the Recommended Charts feature, and others.
  • Filtering pivot table data based on date ranges by way of the Timeline feature in Excel 2013 and later.
  • Understanding how to use the Slicer feature to streamline data analysis within tables and pivot tables.
  • Using Box and Whisker charts in Excel 2016 to show data by quartiles and identify outliers.
  • Using the Sunburst chart to display hierarchical data in a circular chart.
  • Using the Treemap chart to visualize data based on relative size.
  • Navigating large workbooks with ease by way of a hidden menu as well as keyboard shortcuts.
  • Using the FORECAST function in Excel 2016 to extrapolate trends based on existing data in your spreadsheets.

Learning Objectives/Why You Should Attend:

  • Gain an understanding of new features and functions available in Excel 2016.
  • Recall which versions of Excel support the IFNA, IFERROR, and ISERROR worksheet functions.
  • Apply the Table feature to transform filtering tasks.

Target Industries:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Excel Users
  • Consulting
  • IT
  • Auditing
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Government
  • Tax

Target Job Title:

  • Accountants
  • CPAs
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Income Tax Preparers
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Financial Consultants
  • IT Professionals
  • Auditors
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Bookkeepers
  • Excel Users
  • Marketers
  • Government Personnel

About the Instructor:

David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on over 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively. To learn more about David, you can view his LinkedIn profile and follow him on Facebook or Twitter (@excelwriter).

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