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Excel® 2013 In Depth by Bill Jelen

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3. Using the Excel Interface

The Excel interface has had a major makeover over the last decade. Excel 2007 introduced the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar to replace the familiar command bar at the top of Excel. Excel 2010 brought the expanded File menu. Excel 2013 brings the Start menu, plus new Open and Save As panes. These were discussed in Chapter 1, “Staying Connected Using Excel 2013.” This chapter reviews all of the remaining Excel interface elements.

Using the Ribbon

The ribbon is composed of seven permanent tabs labeled Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, and View. Other permanent tabs appear if you install certain add-ins. For example, PowerPivot, Inquire, and Easy-XL are tabs that you see if you install certain add-ins. ...

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