Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 13: Top Ten Beginner Basics
5. To enter stuff in a worksheet, select the cell where the information
should appear; then begin typing. When you finish, click the Enter
button on the Formula bar (the one with the check mark) or press Tab,
Enter, or one of the arrow keys.
4. To edit the stuff you entered into a cell already, double-click the cell or
position the cell pointer in the cell and press F2. Excel then positions the
insertion point at the end of the cell entry and goes into Edit mode (see
Chapter 2 for details). When you finish correcting the entry, click the
Enter button on the Formula bar or press Tab or Enter.
3. To choose one of the many Excel commands on the Ribbon, click the
Ribbon tab, locate the group containing the command button, and then
click the button. (Or press the Alt key to display the hot keys on the
Ribbon and then type the letter of the tab you want to select followed by
the letter(s) of the command button to use.) To choose a command in
the Backstage view, choose File and then click its menu option or press
Alt+F followed by the option’s hot key letter. To choose a command on
the Quick Access toolbar, click its command button.
2. To save a copy of your workbook on disk the first time around, click
the Save button on the Quick Access toolbar or press Ctrl+S. Next,
designate the place to save the new workbook file on the Save screen of the
Backstage view. Finally, in the Save As dialog box, replace the temporary
Book1.xlsx filename in the File Name text box with your own filename
(up to 255 characters long, including spaces) and then click the Save
button. To save a workbook so that older versions of Excel can open it,
click the Excel 97-2003 Workbook option in the Save as Type drop-down
menu before you click the Save button.
1. To exit Excel when you’re done working with the program, click the
Close button (the one with the x in the upper-right corner of the Excel
program window) or press Alt+F4 or Alt+FX. If the workbook you have
open contains unsaved changes, Excel 2013 asks whether you want to
save the workbook before closing Excel and returning to Windows.