Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
1 Setting Up a
In this chapter, you will learn how to
✔ Create workbooks.
✔ Modify workbooks.
✔ Modify worksheets.
✔ Customize the Excel 2010 program window.
When you start Microsoft Excel 2010, the program presents a blank workbook that
contains three worksheets. You can add or delete worksheets, hide worksheets within the
workbook without deleting them, and change the order of your worksheets within
the workbook. You can also copy a worksheet to another workbook or move the
worksheet without leaving a copy of the worksheet in the first workbook. If you and your
colleagues work with a large number of documents, you can define property values to
make your workbooks easier to find when you and your colleagues attempt to locate
them by using the Windows search facility.
Another way to make Excel easier to use is by customizing the Excel program window to
it your work style. If you have several workbooks open at the same time, you can move
between the workbook windows quickly. However, if you switch between workbooks
frequently, you might find it easier to resize the workbooks so they don’t take up the
entire Excel window. If you do this, you just need to click the title bar of the workbook
you want to modify to switch to it.
The Microsoft Office User Experience team has enhanced your ability to customize the
Excel user interface. If you find that you use a command frequently, you can add it to
the Quick Access Toolbar so it’s never more than one click away. If you use a set of
commands frequently, you can create a custom ribbon tab so they appear in one
place. You can also hide, display, or change the order of the tabs on the ribbon.