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STS: Excel 2: Functions

Monday, July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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  1. Enroll in the STS Canvas Course (if you are not already enrolled)
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This workshop expands on the material in Excel 1 and introduces a wider array of built-in functions to make working with data easier.

Topics include:

  • Logical functions including COUNT and COUNTIF
  • Lookup, array, and summary functions
  • Text formatting
  • Linking data between workbooks and worksheets
  • Formulas tab
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Workshop Manual and Class Files:

Training Manual

Class Files

Note: these files are available through the STS Canvas course. If you are not enrolled, click here to enroll


Anyone looking to expand their proficiency with functions in Excel


Some previous experience with Excel is important for understanding how functions work

Note: Software Training for Students services are only available to currently registered undergraduate or graduate students of UW-Madison. Faculty, staff and former students are not eligible to attend our training workshops or consultations.


Monday, July 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Primary Trainer
Aarish Mirza
Yiran Zhou
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