You can start most Windows programs, including Excel, in several ways. The easiest way is to click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and select Programs, Microsoft Excel. The Excel window opens on your screen.
In addition to using the Start menu to open Excel, you can start the program in the following ways:
Click the Excel button on the Microsoft Office Shortcut bar (if you installed it).
Click the Start button and select All Programs, Microsoft Excel.
Open My Computer or Windows Explorer. Locate the Excel file you want to open and then double-click it to launch Excel and the file.
You can also create a shortcut icon on your desktop. Here's how:
Click the Start ...