Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Modifying Workbooks
Most of the time, you create a workbook to record information about a particular activity,
such as the number of packages that a regional distribution center handles or the average
time a driver takes to complete all deliveries on a route. Each worksheet within that
workbook should represent a subdivision of that activity. To display a particular worksheet, just
click the worksheet’s tab on the tab bar (just below the grid of cells).
In the case of Consolidated Messenger, the workbook used to track daily package
volumes could have a separate worksheet for each regional distribution center. New
Excel workbooks contain three worksheets; because Consolidated Messenger uses nine
regional distribution centers, you would need to create six new ones. To create a new
worksheet, click the Insert Worksheet button at the right edge of the tab bar.
Insert Worksheet
When you create a worksheet, Excel assigns it a generic name such as Sheet4, Sheet5,
or Sheet6. After you decide what type of data you want to store on a worksheet, you
should change the default worksheet name to something more descriptive. For example,
you could change the name of Sheet1 in the regional distribution center tracking
workbook to Northeast . When you want to change a worksheet’s name, double-click the
worksheet’s tab on the tab bar to highlight the worksheet name, type the new name,
and press Enter.
Another way to work with more than one worksheet is to copy a worksheet from another
workbook to the current workbook. One circumstance in which you might consider copying
worksheets to the current workbook is if you have a list of your current employees in
another workbook. You can copy worksheets from another workbook by right-clicking
the tab of the sheet you want to copy and, on the shortcut menu, clicking Move Or Copy
to display the Move Or Copy dialog box.
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