Excel Training to Enhance Your Career and Increase Your EarningsNo-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
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.
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.
Welcome to The 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.
Excel Video-Based Training CoursesInvest in Yourself - training courses to improve your Excel skills
Excel - More Than a Numbers Game
One of Excel’s strengths is how it handles lists and text-based data. In this 1 hour course I’ll show you some some simple-but-effective ways to save time when working with lists and text in general.
Automating Excel with Macros
If you’re at the stage where you repeat the same process on a regular basis, you need to learn how to create a macro. This short course teaches you how to create and edit simple macros.
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You need to be able to understand what I’m saying, you need to like my voice. You need to like my training style, you need to like my examples. So how can you do that? Well here’s a 20 minute video of me delivering training on how to use the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions. if you like what you see, then please come back for more!
Excel TutorialsA few written and video based Excel tutorials. For more tutorials, please visit the Tutorials section (use the menu at the top of the screen)
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.read more
A Win Loss chart displays positive and negative values as different colours, helping you to quickly spot trends in a set of figures. This tutorial shows how to create one.read more
In this video I’ll show you how to add data labels to a chart and then change the range that the data labels are linked to.read more
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.read more
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,...read more
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.read more
In Excel 2016 for Windows, the new TEXTJOIN function allows you to combine the values from a range of cells.read more
When I tried to run PowerMap on Excel 2016 for Windows, running in a VM on my iMac, up popped a message telling me that my video driver may not support DirectX. Here’s how I fixed itread more
Excel displays numbers containing more than 11 digits in “exponential format” (e.g. 8.2978E+11). This tutorial shows how to display the numbers as proper numbers (e.g. 829780189348)read more