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Learn Excel 2011 for Mac by Guy Hart-Davis

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Making the Most of Templates

As you know, each workbook you create in Excel is based on a template. If you create a blank workbook, Excel uses a skeleton workbook template that gives you complete freedom of movement but doesn't save you any time. By contrast, if you use a template that comes complete with contents and formatting, you may need to fill in only a small amount of information to produce a complete workbook.

As you saw earlier in this chapter, Excel comes with a good variety of templates, and you can access many more on the Web by opening the Online Templates category in the Excel Workbook Gallery dialog box. But to save the most time, you'll almost certainly need to create your own templates, either from scratch or by customizing ...

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