File Management Fundamentals

One of the advantages of working with computers is the convenience of electronic files. In this section, we describe both the usual and unusual ways you can create, open, save, and find your Excel files.

Creating and Opening Workbooks

To open existing workbooks, click the Open button (the second button on the Standard toolbar). The Open dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 2-14.

You can also choose File, Open to display the Open dialog box.

Figure 2-14. You can also choose File, Open to display the Open dialog box.

To create a new workbook, click the New button (the first button on the Standard toolbar). A fresh, blank worksheet appears. Each new workbook created in the current Excel ...

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