To export a class schedule report from the CPS Class Scheduling Form to Excel, follow these instructions. Note that Excel may work differently according to the version and platform (Mac or PC) that you are using.
Select the appropriate term and subject on the CPS Class Scheduling landing page.
After you select your subject, click on the red "Filter" button at the top of the landing page.
Choose the criteria by which you want to filter in order to create your report. Typically this will be a subject, but it might also include any of the filters available to you. Click "Apply" when you have finished entering your filter details.
In the resulting filtered view of classes, click on the "export" button in the upper right corner. Select "Excel File (.xls)". For other purposes, you may also select the "PDF File (.pdf)".
The Excel file will be downloaded to your computer under the name "export.xls". We advise you to rename the file immediately before opening it in Excel.
Naturally, each of you may have your own approach to using Excel. Following is some general advice that may be of assistance. These screenshots were taken on a Mac, but the PC functionality is the same although it might visualy differ a little.
First of all, you want to "unmerge" the cells in order to make the file easier to manipulate. "Select All" (command-a or control-a, or click the little diagonal arrow at the top left of the spreadsheet). Then click the merge button and select
Now we want to eliminate unnecessary rows. Start by selecting and deleting rows 1 and 2. To delete these rows, select them, then right-click or control-click on a Mac, and then select "Delete". The header row will now be in Row 1.
Next, "Select All" again. Click the "Data" tab and select "Sort". Click on "Custom Sort". On a PC, just click on "Sort".
Enter the following criteria in the sort box: Department Code, then Subject Code, then Catalog Number, then Section Number. Make sure that you click "My list has headers".
Click "OK". Scroll to the bottom of thepage. Select the rows with no data (i.e., with only the catalog number in the first column). Delete these rows (right click or control-click on a Mac and then select "Delete").
Save your file and work on it as you usually would.