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

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Creating a Blank Workbook

When Excel opens, a blank workbook is displayed, waiting for your input. By default, the workbook contains three blank worksheets. You can enter any text or data on the worksheets that you want. The working title for the blank workbook is something like Book1. (The number following the word Book is based on the number of blank workbooks you've opened during the current Excel session.) When you save the file, the name you type overwrites the default name.

While you're working in Excel, you can open a new blank workbook by clicking the New button on the Standard toolbar, or by pressing Ctrl+N. Alternatively, you can click the New command on the File menu.

You learn about using templates in Hour 6, “Using Excel Templates.” ...

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