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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Creating and Saving a New Workbook

To create a new workbook in Excel, you use the New pane in Backstage view, as you learned in Chapter 1: “Meeting the Office Programs and Learning What they Do.” As you can see in Figure 11–1, you can create a workbook in five ways:

  • Blank workbook. This workbook has no contents, so you can turn it into whichever type of workbook you want.
  • Workbook based on a template you've used recently. Clicking the Recent Templates button gives you quick access to templates you've used for your last few workbooks.
  • Workbook based on one of Excel's sample templates. Clicking the Sample Templates button opens the list of templates that come with Excel.
  • Workbook based on one of your templates. Clicking the My templates button ...

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