Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Before you can perform tasks such as adding data
and building formulas, you must first start Excel. This
brings the Excel window onto the Windows desktop,
and you can then begin using the program. How you
start Excel depends on which version of Windows you
are using. In this section, you learn how to start
Excel 2013 in Windows 8 and in Windows 7.
This task and the rest of the topic assume that you
have already installed Excel 2013 on your computer.
Start Excel in Windows 8
1 In the Windows 8 Start screen,
click Excel 2013 .
The Microsoft Excel window
appears on the desktop.
Note: Click Blank workbook to
open a new Excel file.
Start Excel in Windows 7
1 Click Start .
The Start menu appears.
2 Click All Programs .