If you have Excel on your computer at home, the little wizard that comes with it can be a great help. Just click on the question mark and your Excel wizard will pop up. Right-click on him, then click Options, make sure that the tips for using the features and mouse more effectively are checked, and also check the tip of the day at startup option. Then whenever you're using Excel if it sees a better way to accomplish what you want, it will tell you. Also if you need to do something & are not sure how, you can left-click on him to ask the question you need. You can learn a lot just by playing around with the program - it can do all sorts of cool stuff. Anytime you want to play around, just save a copy of your original file & start playing with the copy - that way you can fiddle to your heart's content, and not worry about messing anything up.