Learn Excel 2016 Basic Skills with The Smart Method
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Frequently Asked Questions
Excel 2016 is regularly updated via semi-annual updates. These often add features to Excel. We regularly update our videos to match the current Excel 2016 version. If you downloaded your e-book some time ago it is possible that your book is referencing an older release of Excel. You can download a fresh copy at any time from the free link above.
Yes. We publish a FREE Excel Basic skills e-book for all Excel versions in common use (including Apple Mac versions). You can download our other free Basic Skills e-books here.
For Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 we also publish comprehensive video courses (that provide an alternative to learning Excel from a book). You can watch some free sample videos from these courses by selecting: “Older Excel Versions (2007-2013)” from the top menu.
The January 2018 semi-annual update (version 1709). This version was also released to Semi-Annual (Targeted) channel on Sept 12, 2017 and to the Monthly Channel on Sept 18, 2017. You can learn more about update channels in the free Basic Skills book (Lesson 1‑2: Check that your Excel version is up to date).
The free Basic Skills Excel tutorial will get you started with Excel fundamentals. Even though it is a basic skills course you’ll still master many skills that professional Excel users are unable to use. Available entirely free as an e-book with a free video walk-through for each lesson.
Click here and the e-book will open straight away. Read the first two pages and you’ll immediately realize why millions of learners have found this free course so useful.
Our Excel 2016 titles have a free video walk-through for every lesson
Smart Method Excel 2016 books are the only books available that have a free video walk-through for every lesson that can be viewed online. If you have difficulty completing a lesson in the book (or e-book) you can watch the corresponding video walk-through to identify where you are going wrong. Each video shows one of our Excel consultants completing a lesson from your book. It is important to realize that the videos are not intended to be used as a learning resource on their own. You should always try to complete each lesson using your book and only consult the video if you have difficulties completing the lesson.
Use the navigation arrows or search box below to navigate to any of the forty free Excel 2016 Basic Skills video lesson walkthroughs: