Plano Learns: Microsoft Excel 101
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Plano Learns: Microsoft Excel 101

On July 15, 2020 Plano Public Library hosted a virtual workshop covering the basic formatting and functions of Microsoft Excel. 

Below you will find the recording of this workshop, along with additional resources to continue growing your Excel skills.

Additional Library Resources

Provides online training courses that cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications). Requires a Plano Public Library card.

  • See our Polish Your Skills with Lynda blog posts, with recorded video tutorial by our staff, to understand how Lynda works. 
  • In, there is an entire section dedicated to Microsoft Excel Training and Tutorials – with more than 100 courses and 6,000 videos. See the latest releases, learning paths and any weekly series available.
  • You can choose your skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and the version of Microsoft Excel you are using to better tailor which videos you see in the list. Here are some courses we suggest: 

Excel Essential Training (Office 365) by Dennis Taylor, updated 09/04/2019. Topics include basic features, inserting data, creating charts, sorting data, and pivot tables.

Learning Excel Online (Office 365) by Joshua Rischin, updated 2/11/2020. This group of videos explores the various features unique to the online version of Excel.

Excel: Tracking Data Easily and Efficiently by Oz du Soliel, updated 12/16/2019. Topics include planning data, adding calculations and graphics, merging data, categorizing data, and hiding cells and sheets.

Learning Express Library 

Online practice tests for civil service, firefighter, emergency medical services, law enforcement, GED, FRE, TAKS, ASVAB, real estate, SAT, TOEFL, TASP, plus other occupations/subjects, college prep, software tutorials, and more excellent learning tools. Requires a Plano Public Library card.

In Learning Express Library’s Computer Skills Center, they focus on helping you understand computers, the Internet, and popular software tools such as Microsoft Office. This includes Excel 2016 and Excel for Microsoft Office 365


Request one-on-one, uninterrupted help from one of our professional librarians. Each 30-minute session will be tailored to your specific needs and compatible with your schedule. Assistance with computer skills, reading suggestions, in-depth research, or help with new technology are a few examples of how we can help.

Upon completion of the form you will be contacted within one business day to set up a virtual meeting. Requires a Plano Public Library card.

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