Creating Workbooks and Worksheets

We already discussed the new Excel Start screen, which is designed to let you either start a new workbook or quickly open an existing workbook. In terms of creating a new workbook, you can use the blank workbook template and build a new workbook from scratch. The alternative to building a workbook from scratch is building a workbook based on one of the many workbook templates that are provided by Excel and the template library at Office.com.

If you are already working on a workbook in Excel and you would like to open a new workbook, you can quickly access the New page in the Excel Backstage. Select File and then New. The New page is similar to the Excel Start screen; however, it does not provide a list of recently ...

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