Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Excel User Interface
Figure 1-3: Clicking the File tab takes you to the Backstage View.
Backstage View also contains the list of recent documents (up to 50), with a pushpin icon next to
each entry that you can use to keep that document at the top of the list regardless of how many
files you open and close.
Plus, Backstage View gives you access to the Excel Options dialog box, which contains dozens of
settings for customizing Excel.
Shortcut menus and the Mini Toolbar
Excel also features dozens of shortcut menus. These menus appear when you right-click after
selecting one or more objects. The shortcut menus are context sensitive. In other words, the
menu that appears depends on the location of the mouse pointer when you right-click. You can
right-click just about anything — a cell, a row or column border, a workbook title bar, and so on.
Right-clicking many items displays the shortcut menu as well as a Mini Toolbar. The Mini Toolbar
is a floating toolbar that contains a dozen or so of the most popular formatting commands.
Figure 1-4 shows the shortcut menu and Mini Toolbar when a range is selected.