Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Files
tabs on the Ribbon. The shortcut menu includes commands that perform actions,
commands that open dialog boxes, and galleries of options that provide Live Preview. The
Mini toolbar also opens when you right-click. If you click a button on the Mini toolbar,
the rest of the shortcut menu closes while the Mini toolbar remains open so you can
continue formatting the selection. For example, you can right-click selected text to open
a shortcut menu with a Mini toolbar; the menu will contain text-related commands such
as Cut, Copy, and Paste, as well as other program-specifi c commands.
You’ll use a shortcut menu to delete the content you entered in cell A1.
To use a shortcut menu to delete content:
1. Right-click cell . A shortcut menu opens, listing commands related to common A1
tasks you’d perform in a cell, along with the Mini toolbar. See Figure 15.
Figure 15
Shortcut menu with Mini toolbar
Mini toolbar appears
above the shortcut
menu
click a command or
button to perform an
action
click a command
with ellipses to open
a dialog box
point to an arrow to
open a submenu of
additional options
2. On the shortcut menu, click Clear Contents . The shortcut menu closes, the Mini
toolbar disappears, and the bold text is removed from cell A1.
Press the Esc key to close
an open menu, shortcut
menu, list, or gallery
without selecting an option.
3. Right-click cell , and then click Clear Contents on the shortcut menu. The year A2
is removed from cell A2.
Working with Files
The most common tasks you perform in any Offi ce program are to create, open, save,
and close fi les. All of these tasks can be done from Backstage view, and the processes for
these tasks are basically the same in all Offi ce programs. To begin working in a program,
you need to create a new fi le or open an existing fi le. When you start Word, Excel, or
PowerPoint, the program opens along with a blank fi le—ready for you to begin working
on a new document, workbook, or presentation. When you start Access, the New tab
in Backstage view opens, displaying options for creating a new database or opening an
existing one.
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