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 ...