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Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac Step by Step by Joan Lambert

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Practice Creating and Populating Workbooks

In this exercise, you’ll first create a blank workbook. You’ll enter information into a worksheet and resize columns so that you can see the information. Then you’ll create additional data by copying and filling data series.

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SET UP This one’s easy—we’ll just jump right in! No practice files are required for this exercise.

  1. Start Excel. (If Excel is already started, you’re a step ahead of the game.)

    As with Word, starting the program (without opening a specific workbook) creates a blank temporary file—in Excel, this is a workbook named Workbook1.

  2. On the toolbar, click the New button.

    Practice Creating and Populating Workbooks

    A blank workbook opens ...

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