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Hidden shortcuts

Series of 2 training webinars (attend any or all)

     Duration: 60 minutes  
     Format: Interactive webinar  

When we run public courses, one of the most frequent comments from attendees is that they really enjoyed learning all the fantastic shortcuts. Excel has many shortcuts that make quick work of regular everyday tasks, but it’s hard to learn most of these shortcuts by yourself, because, well – they're hidden! This webinar series braves the murky depths of Excel to uncover hidden shortcut treasures that will make your Excel use more efficient and your life easier.


Hidden shortcuts – part 1

  • Copy down to match adjacent column or when there are blanks in adjacent column
  • Learn mouse techniques to copy, move and insert
  • Discover range names for repetitive copying
  • View and modify ranges from any corner
  • Insert and delete rows quickly
  • Use the repeat key
  • Work with files and formatting
  • Navigate with named ranges and frozen panes
  • Print with named ranges
  • Link chart titles to cells
  • Delete blanks formulas where there are blanks in adjacent column
  • Don’t get muddled in Edit, Enter or Point mode
  • Know the useful editing keys
  • See full precision of formula by two key presses
  • See the result of part of a formula

Hidden shortcuts – part 2

  • Copy only visible cells or formulas
  • Make multiple copies quickly
  • Skip blanks as you paste
  • Insert blanks after each row
  • Understand number formats to create what you need
  • Display in round thousands with custom formats
  • Hide zeroes with custom formats
  • Navigate within and between worksheets
  • Use the keyboard and mouse more efficiently
  • Adjust views of different workbooks or worksheets
  • Chart missing data points
  • Check and trace formula errors
  • Know the useful editing keys
  • Reset input cells and complete missing entries
  • Perform mathematical operations on entire ranges


No prerequisites other than rudimentary Excel skill are required.
Applies to all Excel versions including 2013, 2010 and 2007. Any differences are pointed out.


Live webinar format

See the presentation on your PC screen and hear the presenter either from your PC speakers/headphones or on the telephone.

Type questions on the chat line during the presentation. Questions will be answered by the co-presenter.

Stay engaged with multiple-choice quizzes.

Test out the webinar technology with one of the free Excel 10-minute tips webinars.


Each webinar has a main presenter and a co-presenter, who share the presentation and question-answering. Having two makes it more engaging, and different viewpoints expressed makes it clearer.

There are a number of different AbleOwl presenters, all of whom are Excel specialists.

Excel versions

Unless specified otherwise, all webinars cover all current Excel versions from 2007 onwards. Any differences among versions are pointed out.


Webinar characteristics AbleOwl Others
Two presenters share the teaching, so one can answer queries, and the dialogue between makes the webinar more engaging. ***** *
You’re encouraged to interact with the presenters through quizzes and chat-box discussions: you’re not a passive observer. **** **
Presenters are Excel specialists, can give additional insight and answer any queries. ***** ****
Each different presenter brings his/her own personality and humour(?). **** **
You discover not only Excel parts, but also how to structure and standardise, like learning not only words, but grammar too. ***** *
You get a step-by-step PDF manual sent in advance to preview and review. ***** *
You can take advantage of expert post-webinar email support to help you get the full benefit from your new skills. ***** *
You are provided a clear and consistent learning path, without duplication, by the depth and breadth of webinar series topics. ***** ***
You can purchase multiple vouchers at considerable savings. **** **



"Great. I was able to follow really easily and it flowed along logically. Good pace. Good to have the 2 presenters i.e. who can “chat’ about what’s being done, giving 2 points of view etc."
Debbie, Financial Accountant, Hamilton, New Zealand

"I would like to send you a thank you for the clearly presented and well paced webinar I took part in yesterday. This was my first ever webinar and also my first interaction with your company and found it to be a beneficial and enjoyable experience. I look forward to my next webinar and your tips etc."
Fiona, Office Manager, Brisbane, Australia

"The rapport between Paul and Grant was great and makes it more interesting than a one way presentation."
Maureen, Accountant, Taupo, New Zealand

Cancel up to five working days before the webinar and receive a full refund. All cancellations must be notified in writing, that is, by email, fax or post. Another delegate may be substituted at any time.