Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
EX 10
Excel Chapter 1 Creating a Worksheet and an Embedded Chart
Minimizing the Ribbon
If you want to minimize
the Ribbon, right-click
the Ribbon and then click
Minimize the Ribbon
on the shortcut menu,
double-click the active
tab, or press CTRL + F1 .
To restore a minimized
Ribbon, right-click the
Ribbon and then click
Minimize the Ribbon
on the shortcut menu,
double-click any top-level
tab, or press CTRL + F1 .
To use commands on a
minimized Ribbon, click
the top-level tab.
When you start Excel, the Ribbon displays seven top-level tabs: Home, Insert, Page
Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, and View. The Home tab , called the primary tab,
contains groups with the more frequently used commands. To display a different tab on the
Ribbon, click the top-level tab. That is, to display the Insert tab, click Insert on the Ribbon.
To return to the Home tab, click Home on the Ribbon. The tab currently displayed is
called the active tab .
To display more of the document in the document window, some users prefer to
minimize the Ribbon, which hides the groups on the Ribbon and displays only the
toplevel tabs (Figure 1–7b). To use commands on a minimized Ribbon, click the top-level tab.
Each time you start Excel, the Ribbon appears the same way it did the last time you
used Excel. The chapters in this topic, however, begin with the Ribbon appearing as it
did at the initial installation of the software. If you are stepping through this chapter on a
computer and you want your Ribbon to match the fi gures in this topic, read Appendix E.
In addition to the top-level tabs, Excel displays other tabs, called contextual tabs ,
when you perform certain tasks or work with objects such as charts or tables. If you insert
a chart in the worksheet, for example, the Chart Tools tab and its related subordinate
Design tab appear (Figure 1–8). When you are fi nished working with the chart, the Chart
Tools and Design tabs disappear from the Ribbon. Excel determines when contextual tabs
should appear and disappear, based on the tasks you perform.
gallery scroll
arrows
contextual tab
button
More
button
button
arrow
in-Ribbon
gallery
Figure 1–8
Ribbon commands include buttons, boxes (text boxes, check boxes, etc.), and galleries
(Figure 1–8). A gallery is a set of choices, often graphical, arranged in a grid or in a list.
You can scroll through choices on an in-Ribbon gallery by clicking the gallery’s scroll
arrows. An in-Ribbon gallery shows common gallery choices on the Ribbon rather than
in a dropdown list. Or, you can click a gallery’s More button to view more gallery options
on the screen at a time. Some buttons and boxes have arrows that, when clicked, also
display a gallery; others always cause a gallery to be displayed when clicked. Most galleries
support live preview , which is a feature that allows you to point to a gallery choice and
see its effect in the worksheet without actually selecting the choice (Figure 1–9).
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