Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 1: Getting started with Excel 2013
Getting started with
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Identify the different Excel 2013 programs.
▪ Identify new features of Excel 2013.
▪ Customize the Excel 2013 program window.
▪ Create workbooks.
▪ Modify workbooks.
▪ Modify worksheets.
▪ Merge and unmerge cells.
When you create a Microsoft Excel 2013 workbook, the program presents a blank
workbook that contains one worksheet. 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 searching in File Explorer or by using Windows 8 Search.
TIP In Windows 8, File Explorer has replaced Windows Explorer. Throughout this topic,
this browsing utility is referred to by its Windows 8 name. If your computer is running
Windows 7, use Windows Explorer instead.
You can also make Excel easier to use by customizing the Excel program window to fit 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 can switch to the workbook that you want to modify by clicking the title
bar of the workbook you want.