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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2003 Step by Step by Curtis Frye

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Creating a Workbook

Every time you want to gather and store data that isn’t closely related to any of your existing data, you should create a new workbook. The default new workbook in the current version of Excel has three worksheets, although you can add more worksheets or delete existing worksheets if you want. Creating a new workbook is a straightforward process—you just click the appropriate button on the toolbar.

Once you have created a workbook, you can begin entering data. The simplest way to enter data is to click a cell and type a value, a method that works very well when you’re entering a few pieces of data but that is less than ideal when you’re entering long sequences or series of values. For example, Catherine Turner, the owner of ...

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