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Microsoft Excel X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Menus

All of Excel's commands are accessible through its menus. Excel has two types of menus:

  • Standard menus appear on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Figures 6 and 7 show examples of standard Excel menus.

    Figure 6. The Edit menu.

    Figure 7. The Toolbars menu under the View menu.

  • Shortcut menus appear at the mouse pointer. Figure 10 on the next page shows an example of a shortcut menu.

Here are some rules to keep in mind when working with menus:

  • A menu command that appears in gray (Figure 6) cannot be selected.

  • A menu command followed by an ellipsis ...

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