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Section 3: Getting started with Excel 2013
Getting started
with Excel 2013
In this section:
Microsoft Excel 2013 is designed to help you store, summarize, and
Surveying the Excel program window
present data relevant to your business or home life. You can create
spreadsheets to track products and sales or—just as easily—build
spreadsheets to keep track of your personal investments or your kids’ soccer
scores. Regardless of the specific use that you have in mind, Excel is a
versatile program that you can use to store and retrieve data quickly.
Starting Excel in Windows 8
Adding Excel 2013 to the Start screen
Starting Excel 2013 in Windows 7
Opening, searching for, and assigning
properties to workbooks
Working with Excel is pretty straightforward. The program has a number
of preconstructed workbooks that you can use for tasks such as tracking
work hours for you and your colleagues or computing loan payments, but
you also have the freedom to create and format workbooks from scratch,
giving you the flexibility to build any workbook that you need.
Creating a new workbook
Working with multiple workbooks
Sizing, viewing, and zooming windows
Saving Excel workbooks
This section of the topic covers the basics: how to start Excel and shut it
down, how to open Excel documents, how to change the Excel window’s
size and appearance, and how to get help from within the program.
There’s also an illustrated overview of the Excel window, with labels for the
most important parts of the program, and a close-up look at the new user
interface. You can use the images in this section as touchstones for
learning more about Excel.
Closing workbooks and exiting Excel
Using the Excel Help system
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