Excel Training to Enhance Your Career and Increase Your Earnings

No-one learns Excel for fun. But if you have good-to-excellent Excel skills you’ll stand a better chance in today’s highly competitive job market

Excel Webinars

60-90 minute live Excel training sessions delivered by me via The Internet.

Some of these are delivered on behalf of other organisations. Some are organised by myself.

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Pivot Table Resources

Pivot Tables are one of the most requested topics that I get asked about.

So to help you to learn, I’ve pulled together all my Pivot Table tutorials into a single page.

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Welcome to The Excel Trainer

Mike Thomas - Excel Trainer

Hello and welcome! My name’s Mike Thomas – also known as The Excel Trainer. I launched this website in 2012 as a way to share my knowledge and love of Excel. I’ve been working with Excel since the early 90’s (Excel v4) – as a user, a Developer (of Excel-based solutions) and a Trainer.

On this site, in addition to the 100+ written and video based tutorials covering many many different features of Excel, you’ll find details of Excel training courses and Excel webinars that I offer. I hope that through what I offer, I’m able to answer your Excel-related questions and help you to master the software.

Latest Excel Tutorials

My latest written and video based Excel tutorials. For more tutorials, please visit the Tutorials section (use the menu at the top of the screen)

Calculate the Median in a Pivot Table

Last week I was then asked “how can you display the median of a set of values in a pivot table?” It’s not simple because median does not exist as an option. In this tutorial I show you how to do it.

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Excel 2016: Creating a Pareto Chart

A Pareto Chart shows the relative frequency of items in descending order. They are often used as the basis for creating a prioritization tool so that, for example process improvement activities can be organised.

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Creating a Heat Map with Excel

A heatmap is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colours. This tutorial shows you how to create one in Excel.

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Print Filename and Sheet Name in Footer

When you look at a printout from Excel, sometimes there is content at the bottom of each page that is not part of the actual workbook. This is the Footer. Although Excel allows you to put anything in the Footer, typically this area of the page contains a page number,...

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Excel’s 10,000 Hour Limitation

I was recently asked why a time value divided by a number generated a #VALUE! error. The reason was because the time value was over 10,000 hours. This tutorial shows a workaround.

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