Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Launching and Quitting Excel
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar to open the Windows
Start menu.
To select the Start button on a touchscreen device with no mouse, you
tap the button on the touchscreen.
2. Select All Programs on the Start menu followed by the Microsoft
Office 2013 and Excel 2013 options on the continuation menus.
You can use the Search Programs and Files search box on the Windows 7
Start menu to locate Excel on your computer and launch the program in no
time at all:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar to open the Windows
Start menu.
2. Click in the Start menu’s search text box and type the letters exc to
have Windows locate Microsoft Office Excel 2013 on your computer.
If you’re using a device without a physical keyboard, double-tap the
right edge of the virtual keyboard that appears on the left edge of the
Windows Start menu and screen to make the entire keyboard appear
and then tap out the letters exc .
3. Select the Microsoft Excel 2013 option that now appears in the left
Programs column on the Start menu.
Adding an Excel 2013 shortcut
to your Windows 7 desktop
Some people prefer having the Excel program icon appear on the Windows
desktop so that they can launch the program from the desktop by
doubleclicking this program icon. To create an Excel 2013 program shortcut for
your Windows 7 desktop, follow these simple steps:
1. Click the Windows Start button and then select the All Programs
option on the Start menu.
Windows 7 displays a new menu of program options on the Start menu.
2. Select the Microsoft Office 2013 option on the Start menu.
Windows displays a submenu listing all the Office 2013 programs
installed on your device.
3. Drag the Excel 2013 item from the Start menu to the Windows 7
desktop and drop it in the desired position.
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