Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting Office Programs
To start Excel and open a new, blank workbook:
1. Make sure your computer is on and the Windows desktop appears on your screen.
Trouble? If your screen varies slightly from those shown in the figures, then your com-
puter might be set up differently. The figures in this book were created while running
Windows XP in its default settings, but how your screen looks depends on a variety of
things, including the version of Windows, background settings, and so forth.
2. Click the Start button on the taskbar, and then point to All Programs to display the All
Programs menu.
3. Point to Microsoft Office on the All Programs menu, and then point to Microsoft Office
Excel 2003 . See Figure 1. Depending on how your computer is set up, your desktop and
menu might contain different icons and commands.
Figure 1
Start menu with All Programs submenu displayed
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programs list
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Office programs
taskbar
Trouble? If you don’t see Microsoft Office on the All Programs menu, point to Microsoft
Office Excel 2003. If you still don’t see Microsoft Office Excel 2003, ask your instructor or
technical support person for help.
4. Click Microsoft Office Excel 2003 to start Excel and open a new, blank workbook. See
Figure 2.
 
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