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Office Scripts Introduction 2-day training course

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):

Classroom (London)
£1,350
Classroom (Manchester)
£995
Onsite (your office)
Please ask
Online (your home)
£825
You can book a place on this course either online through this website, by phone, by email or by filling in our enquiry form.

If you've already written VBA macros in Excel or written programs in languages like JavaScript you'll find this course easier, but neither is a pre-requisite for attendance.

Course schedule

Here are our next few Introduction to Office Scripts course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
29-30 May 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
01-02 Jul 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
30-31 Jul 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
29-30 Aug 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
26-27 Sep 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!

Course Contents - PDF

Introduction to Office Scripts training course contents

This two-day course explains how you can write programs in Office Scripts to run in Excel 365 online (analogous to writing macros in VBA to run in Excel on your desktop).  Office Scripts use TypeScript (itself built upon JavaScript) to give you an easy way to automate working with Excel workbooks in the cloud.

The contents of this course are as follows:

Getting started

  • Creating a new script
  • The script editor
  • Writing basic instructions
  • Running scripts

Basic TypeScript code

  • The concept of functions
  • Adding comments
  • Referencing objects
  • Applying methods
  • Writing to the console

Getting help

  • The Action Recorder
  • Using sample scripts
  • Online documentation

Saving scripts

  • Saving to OneDrive
  • Sharing scripts in a workbook
  • Creating buttons

Referring to ranges

  • Referring to specific cells
  • Finding the edge of a list
  • Offsetting a range
  • Referencing rows and columns

Worksheets

  • Creating worksheets
  • Referencing sheets
  • Deleting sheets

Variables

  • Var, Let and Const statements
  • Explicit and inferred types
  • Referencing variables
  • Variable scope
  • Casting values

Functions

  • Declaring functions
  • Calling functions
  • Function parameters
  • Returning values

Conditional statements

  • If statements
  • Testing conditions
  • Switch statements

Loops

  • For loops
  • Do and While loops
  • For Each loops
  • Break and Continue statements
  • Labelled statements

Arrays

  • Declaring arrays
  • Populating arrays
  • For Of loops
  • Collections and arrays

Error-handling

  • Exceptions
  • Try Catch clauses
  • The Finally block
Please see further up this page for what you should know beforehand (if anything) in order to attend this course.

Why Choose Us?

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl courses:

In addition, here are some benefits unique to classroom training:

And some benefits specific to online training:

  • Courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Free half-hour pre-course check-up included
  • Our clever system means you can use our laptops (and we can see them)

What other people have said

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts. All of the following reviews are from the last 3 calendar years:

"Course was great. First time I have worked with Power BI. Our trainer was great, very helpful and patient. Thank you :)"

Natalie Morris (Torus62 Ltd)

"Very good training. Well paced, thorough and interactive. Supporting materials were very good and the trainer was very approachable, very helpful and had a really good manner."

Neil Harrison (Halton Borough Council)

"Our trainer was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun to work with. Much appreciated. I'll be putting what I've learned into practice right away. Thanks again!"

Jon Orr (Withers LLP)

"Really enjoyed the course content and 1-1 interaction with trainer met my additional learning needs. The Trainer was patient and enabled me to practice on exercises that l could use in my work. "

Joanne Brown-Barnes (Network Plus)

"The trainer was superb, he understood how I related to what I was learning and was able to put things into a context that suited me. He made me feel at ease and that no question was a stupid question. I am already recommending you guys to colleagues and want to book another course. Wise Owl was recommended by a colleague in my new team."

Liam Dutson (URIS Group/Towergate Insurance/Commercial)

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

How our training courses work

Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.

What you'll need

If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.

For online training you'll need two things:

  1. A good internet connection (otherwise you'll have a frustrating time); and
  2. A second screen (a requirement, not a nice-to-have!)

You can see full details of our online course requirements here.

When you book a place

If you book a place on one of our courses:

  • For classroom courses we will send out a joining email. That's it!
  • For online courses we will get in touch to organise a half-hour pre-course check to iron out any connection problems before the course (rather than during it).

Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!

What you won't need

For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.

For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed.  This is because you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed.

The start of the course

For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).

You'll be given a full colour courseware manual, an exercise booklet to go with the course and a USB stick for taking course files away (we'll post all this to you for online courses).

After the course

After the course finishes you'll receive a digital certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.

Related Courses

You might like to consider these related courses:

Advanced Office Scripts

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