Excel – Working with Large Spreadsheets

Registration Fee – $49

April 20, 2021 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST –  (2.0 CPE)
Level: Basic – Basic/Intermediate
Prerequisites: A good understanding of Excel basics
Advance Preparation: None
Field of Study: Technical
Presented by:  Jim Colville, CPA Retired, CFE
Handout Materials: All files and notes available for download. See below


How did that spreadsheet get so large and now I spend more time fighting with it that working with it? We can have over 1 million rows and up to 256 columns and we’re continuously tackling larger and larger spreadsheets.

  • Navigation and selecting features and tricks
  • Large spreadsheet with tons of rows and columns.
  • Many of ranges on a single sheet or across worksheets
  • Multiple-Excel files projects and file linking
  • Cell linking, sheet linking, range linking, file linking, consolidation
  • Concepts in building Menu pages, just click to “jump to”
  • Drop downs and other form controls
  • Hyperlinks, the good, the bad, the ugly.
  • Those pesky duplicates
  • Quickly fixing the messy stuff
  • Dealing with blank rows and columns
  • Dealing with blank cells, cells filled with spaces, cells containing text that look like numbers

All the files used in presenting these topics will be available for download before the webinar. The files will contain instructions on how to use the concept which includes the presenter’s notes.  The files will remain available online until May 31, 2021.

Jim Colville, Bio
Jim began working with spreadsheets with Lotus 1-2-3, v1a and then with Excel v3, and soon thereafter v4. He learned very early the power of Excel and how to be super productive in solving problems, creating business solutions and enhancing reporting in his CPA practice.

Seeing the business opportunity in educating others in using Excel he began his own PC training company teaching over 20,000 users over a period about four years. The training evolved into a consulting company offering specific solutions to companies and corporations by combining training combined with project challenges which resulted in powerful solutions. A by-product of this is Jim’s Zero Time Reporting, once the data is entered (or imported) the report is done.

Jim has authored well over Excel 500 courses, both as training materials and solution based Excel products for companies, corporations and nonprofit organizations. Many of these later became the foundation of web based articles and solutions under the the name of Info-Stat.com . With the saturation of Internet based Excel websites and Jim’s commitment to his CPA business the Info-Stat website was allowed to sunset. With his retirement from his CPA practice in 2019, Jim has revitalized his web-based activities in by writing articles, creating Excel files that offer solutions, revitalizing Info-Stat.com and more importantly, educational webinars through AEI. Excel has changed dramatically over the years and the new course and webinar offerings significantly modernize the Excel materials including, but not limited to, business and artificial intelligence.

Of major significance is the evolution of Jim’s education activities from a local San Diego PC training company to a national and world wide based company with Internet based products, both website and webinar offerings.