Excel Dexterity: Workbook Links (video)

  • Credits: 2
  • Format: Self-Study Video
  • Field of Study: Computer Software and Apps
  • Author/Speaker: David Ringstrom
Course ID: Advanced Preparation: Experience Level:
DR-620.21 None Overview
Published Date: Program Prerequisites: Other Course Formats:
© June 2020 Basic Understanding of Technology N/A
COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this comprehensive course, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, explains the pros and cons of workbook links and takes you step-by-step through the process of creating and working with them. Workbook links are of great benefit, as they allow you to connect one Excel spreadsheet to other spreadsheets, Word documents, databases, and even web pages. David also covers how to dramatically improve the integrity of linked workbooks, copy links across rows or down columns, repair broken links, and more.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel 2016. He draws your attention to any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.

Topics include:
  • Controlling whether or not linked workbooks update automatically and how to suppress unwanted prompts.
  • Creating flexible workbook links that can be copied down columns or across rows.
  • Learning about a free tool you can use to locate even the most buried workbook links.
  • Eliminating the risk of workbook links by using Microsoft Query to get data from one workbook into another.
  • Employing the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify.
  • Integrating data on web pages into your workbooks and creating automatic links.
  • Learning how to arrange two worksheets from within the same workbook on-screen and at the same time.
  • Learning how to break links to other workbooks and data sources.
  • Learning how to repair broken workbook links.
  • Learning the most efficient way to link Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Learning the risks of linked workbooks, determining if a workbook contains links, and seeing how links can hide within Excel features.
  • Learning which functions to avoid when creating workbook links.

Learning Objectives:

After reading the course material, you will be able to:

  • Identify and take control of security prompts and settings related to linked workbooks.
  • Recall how to determine if a workbook contains links.
  • Describe how to break links to other workbooks and data sources.

Who Should Attend:
  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorship’s:
NASBA