Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Launching and Quitting Excel
Excel 2013. Because of the significant changes made to the user interface in
Windows 8, the procedure for starting Excel 2013 on this operating system is
quite a bit different from Windows 7.
Starting Excel from the Windows 8
When starting Excel 2013 from the Windows 8 Start screen, you simply select
the Excel 2013 program tile either by clicking it if you have a mouse
available or tapping it with your finger or stylus if you’re running Windows 8 on a
If you can’t locate the Excel 2013 tile among those displayed on the Start
screen, use the Search feature to find the application and pin it to the
Windows 8 Start screen:
1. From the Start screen, begin typing exc on your physical or virtual
Windows 8 displays Excel 2013 in the list of programs under Apps on the
left side of the screen.
2. Right-click the Excel 2013 button in the Apps list on the left side of
On a touchscreen device, the equivalent to the right-click of the mouse
is to tap and hold the Excel 2013 menu item until a circle appears around
your finger or stylus. Then, when you remove the finger or stylus from
the screen, the shortcut menu appears.
3. Select the Pin to Start option in the menu bar that appears at the
bottom of the screen.
After pinning an Excel 2013 tile to the Windows 8 Start screen, you can move
it by dragging and dropping it in your desired block.
Starting Excel from the Windows 7
When starting Excel 2013 from the Windows 7 Start menu, you follow these