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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Getting started with Excel

Excel 2013 includes a number of new features designed to simplify your work. You can begin with the Excel 2013 Start screen to launch a new workbook from a predesigned template or easily choose the existing or blank file you want to use. You will find a variety of aids designed to put tools within easy reach; recommendations for charts and PivotTables to help you choose the right way to showcase your data; and a number of features that make it simple for you to share your work and collaborate with others.

Your first task involves launching Excel and starting with a blank workbook. The following task shows the process with Windows 8. If you’re using Windows 7, the chances are good that you know the drill: click the Start ...

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