Our local library offers free adult education computer classes as a public service. The teachers donate their time. When I teach my 5-session Intro to Excel class, the syllabus emphasizes several basic concepts that help newbies understand spreadsheet basics:
1) There are many ways to do any Excel task (so relax if somebody shows you a different way).
2) There is always a faster way (so defending one particular way as “the only way” can become embarrassing).
3) In an effort to be helpful, Excel tries to anticipate what you are trying to do and then suggests a shortcut. Without realizing it, new users often inadvertently accept Excel’s suggestion and find themselves frustrated because Excel seems to have a mind of its own, jumping ahead and doing something they did not intend...Read More