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 ...

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