How do I learn how to use Excel?

You can learn to use Excel 2013 in The following are some courses that you may find helpful. Keep in mind that there are many Excel 2013 tutorials in and it is up to you to decide which one will work for you:

  1. Excel 2013 essential training: A tutorial that covers all the basics of Excel 2013. This is recommended if you are a new user.
  2. Excel 2013 tips and tricks: This training program focuses on making you more efficient at using Excel.
  3. Excel 2013 power shortcuts: This will teach you shortcuts in Excel to minimize the time you spend performing your tasks.
  4. Excel 2013 macros: An advanced guide on how to automate tasks in Excel.
  5. Excel 2013 charts: Learn how to create powerful charts in Excel and communicate to your audience better.

These are only a few courses that most people might find helpful. Feel free to browse through and look for particular tutorials that align with your goals.

How do I get Excel 2013 on my personal computer?

All computers on campus have Excel 2013 pre-installed. You can find a lab or an empty computer that is available for Bucknell University members to use.

However, if you want to get it on your own computer, and if you are a faculty or staff member, you can install Excel 2013 from myBucknell.

In myBucknell, scroll down until you see “Technology Support” (1) on the left hand side, click on it, and then select “Tools and Software” (2).


From the Tools and Software page select the Software Distribution link. Now you will see a list of software. This will vary depending on your position in the University.

If you have access to Microsoft office, it will be on the list.

Select Microsoft Office, and then check the “I agree” box on the next page. Then click “Next” for a download link. You will need to download and run the Microsoft Office installer.

If you can’t see Microsoft office on the list click here to install Office 360 for students which include Powerpoint 2016.

How do I get Excel 2013 on a university-owned computer?

If you have a University-owned computer (your work computer), you can install Excel from Software Center if you’re on Windows, or Self-Service if you’re on a Mac (found under applications).

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or

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