Lesson 1 – Introduction to Microsoft Excel | Excel Interface | FREE Series of Microsoft Excel Lessons (pdf guide included)

In this lesson, I’m going to be showing you how to:

  • Understand the interface of Microsoft Excel and the various sections, which makes up the interface, such as the:
    • Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, Backstage view
    • Rows, Columns, Cells, Cell addresses, Name box
    • Scroll bars, zoom, worksheet views

Download the PDF file below, and save it onto your computer. So you can use it as a guide to complete this lesson with me.

This is the beginning of the FREE Series of Microsoft Excel Lessons – Please watch and complete each lesson and then move onto the next video lesson. Once you have completed all video lessons in this Excel series, then you will have a very comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

GOOD LUCK on your journey to Excel knowledge 🙂

Go ahead, open the video below and watch the tutorial at your own pace:

If I have not covered everything in this lesson, please leave a comment or your question below and I will get back to you. (you may have to scroll down past other lovely peoples comments)

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Lesson 2: SUM function in Excel | Entering Text & Numbers | FREE Series of Microsoft Excel Lessons

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Habib Ali – ICT Tutor

46 thoughts on “Lesson 1 – Introduction to Microsoft Excel | Excel Interface | FREE Series of Microsoft Excel Lessons (pdf guide included)”

  1. Thanks for this great Microsoft Excel tutorial, this information is very useful and practical, and your explanation with the display is so clear and user-friendly.
    I will be happy to return to your site and upgrade my knowledge of the practical use of excel in the future.

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  2. Hi Habib,

    Your tutorials has a good pace – not too fast, not too slow. It’s really great for someone new to Excel. I have used Excel many times (before switching to Google Sheets) and your video was a nice refresher of the basic terms!

    Cheers.
    SAM

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  3. Hey, Habib,

    Awesome, awesome work you are doing here!

    Microsoft Excel has been always a thing with which I was struggling a lot.

    I’m so happy I have found your website and Youtube channel, it’s a goldmine for me!

    You make it so easy to follow along, thank you for your great work!

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  4. Thank you so much for making these series. I don’t have experience using excel so this Introduction to Microsoft Excel was very helpful to me. What can excel be used for?

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    • You’re welcome Delyana – Excel can be used to automate calculations via formulas and functions, it can produce graphical data such as graphs and charts. It has many more uses. Complete all lessons I have published and you will learn many more new skills on Excel. All the best 🙂

      Habib (ICT tutor)

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  5. Hey,

    These Microsoft excel lessons are very helpful. I feel like I am becoming a wizard of excel and my work colleagues are wondering how I am getting so good. I just tell them that it is all practice and that practice makes perfect.

    Looking forward to your next lessons and I will share what I learn with others.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

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    • Thanks Tom, but please do share it with your colleagues too, don’t keep them in the lurch ;). Currently, I have 62 lessons on Excel on my website and YouTube channel. Complete them all and you will definitely become a wiz at Excel. Take care 🙂

      Habib (ICT tutor)

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  6. It’s so great if someone takes you by the hand to guide you through using these kind of programs. As you might know I am not a big fan of Microsoft programs and that is mainly because they are difficult. And sometimes I suspect them to even be more difficult than they should be to fake extra value.
    Yet I do use spreadsheets because if you know how it works it’s better than – for instance – using a calculator.
    So thank you for your explanation, Habib 🙂

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    • Hannie, I recommend you watch all my lessons on Microsoft Excel, starting from lesson 1, and all the way to lesson 62, which I have published on my website and YouTube channel currently. I guarantee, you will learn everything taught in each lesson with ease. All the best 🙂

      Habib (ICT tutor)

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  7. Thanks as always. I love having a go to for all my Excel questions and answers. It’s amazing how “simple” some things are once you learn how to do it. 🙂

    Keep it up!

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  8. Hi Habib,

    Thank you for your first lesson on Excel. I have recently completed a course and if I knew about your website back then, I wouldn’t have paid for it. Your lessons are very good and I will definitely use them in the future as a reminder.

    Many thanks
    Yoana

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  9. It is an different format with most of the content being a video, but the subject matter does seem to lend itself to this format as there is a lot to cover.

    I have been using Excel for many years and especially love the use of formulas and mathematical calculations that can be applied automatically, just by copying to a new cell.

    I look forward to watching your videos in more detail because there are always things to learn about such a versatile program.

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    • Thank you for taking you time to provide your feedback Bryce. Currently, I have 62 lessons on Excel here on my website and on my YouTube channel – feel free to check them out too. Many more lessons are coming your way. I create lessons every week.

      Habib (ICT tutor)

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  10. Hi Habib ,
    Honestly, I have always found Excel a little bit complicated to use until I found your channel. I really have learned a lot from your channel, you explain the lessons so well with easy to understand terminologies.
    Really thank you for this channel.
    Please we need more lessons. I am going to show my cousin who is at school your channel. I am sure it is going to help a lot .I wish I found your channel before.
    Good job Habib

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    • Hi,

      Many Thanks for your humble feedback and for appreciating my video lessons. It’s really nice to know how so many people are benefitting from my Excel tutorials. Which motivates me to keep going with creating more lessons on the Entire Microsoft! So watch this space for that.
      In the mean time, you can continue with your learning from my YouTube channel here.

      All the best

      Habib (ICT Tutor)

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  11. What a fantastic lesson on Introduction to Microsoft Excel! You have introduced us to Excel in a way that makes it clear and focused, which is much appreciated.

    I love the summaries and introductions that you have provided in this video for some of the different features and areas that are available. I can clearly see that you are an excellent instructor with valuable knowledge to share. Thank you.

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    • Thank you very much for your kind words, they do inspire and motivate me to produce more quality lessons. Currently I have 62 lesson on Excel here on my website and my YouTube channel. Please check them out – I have lessons for beginners to advanced users of excel.

      Habib (ICT tutor)

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  12. Thanks for this useful tutorial about the first touch of Excel. I use it now for my new job every single day, but you have listed out something that I rarely notice at work. I learn something new from you today 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I will often come back to know your secret tips to get my work done more efficiently.

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    • That’s fantastic new Matt. I’m putting my knowledge out there for everyone to learn and make use of the resources I’m providing (worksheets).

      All the best

      Habib (ICT Tutor)

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  13. Hey,

    I’m so pleased that I came across this post and your website. I need lessons on Microsoft Excel because in my job I work in a factory, but my role is edging more towards office work too. So I need to start learning all about excel, word and all the other programs that they have.

    I will make a start on these lessons and if I have any issues then I will let you know, if that is OK?

    Thank you for sharing these lessons and keep up the great work on your site.

    All the best,

    Tom

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  14. Great introduction to excel.
    I’ve been using this program for many years now, but have only been scratching the surface of what excel is actually capable of, and even then making formular errors, as well as struggling how to organize my data more efficiently.
    I look forward to going through your lessons and actually learning how to get more out of this program. I know that the more I learn about it, the easier and more useful my data management will become.

    Thanks for providing these guides for us. I appreciate the time and effort that it has taken you to put them together.
    All the best 🙂

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  15. I’m a complete newbie when it comes to Excel, and I really appreciate these lessons you put together for us and for free! Thanks a lot, man. I need to learn this for my business and will be coming back to your site frequently.

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      • Hey Habib, thanks for sharing your YouTube channel. I will pay you a visit there and will subscribe for your videos. It might be easier to follow your tutorials there. In any case, thanks a lot! I appreciate your work here as this is very helpful for newbies to excel like myself.

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  16. I really appprecaite this tutorial about Excel interface PDF guides. I love how everything you said is straightforward, concise, broken down and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing another lesson!

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  17. This is a great introduction to excell. You explained everything on the page very clear. Excell can be used for so many projects because of it’s functions. The one part I didn’t understand is how to make your page look like a product without all the lines and calculations like in a form. For instance if you use it for a database you anly want to see the fields you enter the data into. Great introductory lesson.

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  18. Hi Habib. Thanks for sharing this video and the excel interface PDF guide. I really like how you break down the basics of the Microsoft excel interface and where everything is located. This helps with understanding how excel works. Very helpful.

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  19. Another great lesson! This one had a lot of useful information. I was especially interested in cell addresses and worksheet views, since I was still having some trouble with that. Thanks to your tutorial, I got this now 🙂 You are a great teacher!

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    • Hi Christine,

      Many thanks for your comments and complements. I appreciate you stopping by and also it’s great to hear you are benefitting from my Excel lessons.

      Best wishes
      Habib (ICT Tutor)

      Reply

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