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

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Starting a new workbook from the Start screen

After you launch Excel 2013, whether from the Windows 8 Start screen or the All Programs list in Windows 7, the Excel 2013 Start window opens. This screen is designed so that you can get started quickly, no matter if you’re starting a new blank workbook, beginning with a template, or opening a file in which you’ve already worked.

Create a blank workbook

  1. Start the Excel 2013 app.

    The Start screen opens.

  2. Click Blank Workbook.

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Tip

A blank workbook is just what it sounds like—a totally blank grid of columns and rows. If you have a unique worksheet in mind or you have something very simple that ...

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