1. The Excel Workplace
Meet Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a full-featured spreadsheet program that you can use to create worksheets, charts, lists, and even Web pages.
Excel 2007 introduces a whole new interface that combines standard Windows elements with buttons, commands, and controls that are specific to Excel. To use Excel effectively, you must have at least a basic understanding of these elements.
This chapter introduces the Excel workplace by illustrating and describing the following elements:
• The Excel screen, including window elements.
• The Ribbon, command buttons and menus, shortcut keys, and dialogs.
• Document scrolling techniques.
• Excel’s Help feature.
• If you’re brand new to Windows, don’t skip this chapter. Many ...