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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Customizing Excel

You can choose from dozens of options for adjusting the way Excel looks, acts, and works. Most are accessible in the Options dialog box that appears when you click Tools, Options. The settings on the 13 tabs here are generally self-explanatory, and many of them are variations on common features found in other Office applications. In this section, we highlight only the most useful:

→ For details of Office-wide configuration options, see "Configuring Common Office Features".

  • Options on the View tab enable you to hide or show interface elements, such as the Formula bar, status bar, gridlines, scrollbars, and the startup task pane. Unlike Word, which allows you to set many such options on a document-by-document basis, the settings ...

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