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Learn Excel 2011 for Mac by Guy Hart-Davis

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Secrets of the Menu Bar

If you've used other Mac applications, you probably know how to use the menu bar:

  1. If the application for which you want to issue a command isn't active, click one of the application's windows to make it active. Mac OS X then displays the application's menus on the menu bar. For example, when Excel is active, you see its menus, with Excel's own menu appearing at the left end of the menu bar.
  2. Click the menu you want to open.
  3. Click the command you want to give. Or, if the command is on a submenu, click or highlight the submenu item to display the submenu, then click the item.

NOTE: An ellipsis (…) at the end of a menu command's name usually indicates that the command displays a dialog box rather than taking an action. ...

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