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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Working with Dialog Boxes

Any time you select a menu command that's followed by an ellipsis, Excel displays a dialog box. Think of a dialog box as a form that you need to complete and verify for Excel to continue. Figure 1.9 shows a dialog box and some of its standard elements.

Figure 1.9. The Print dialog box contains typical dialog box elements.

Each dialog box contains one or more of the following elements:

  • Command buttons appear in every dialog box. OK, Cancel, and Apply are commonly used in dialog boxes.

  • List boxes provide two or more available choices. You select the item you want by clicking it.

  • Check boxes let you turn options on or off. ...

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