Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Select All button selects the entire worksheet. Instead of tapping or clicking
the Select All button, you can press + . To clear an unsaved workbook, tap or
click the Close Window button on the workbook’s title bar or tap or click the Close
button in the Backstage view. Tap or click the No button if the Microsoft Excel dialog
box asks if you want to save changes. To start a new, blank workbook, tap or click the
New button in the Backstage view.
To Sign Out of a Microsoft Account
If you are signed in to a Microsoft account and are using a public computer
or otherwise wish to sign out of your Microsoft account, you should sign out of the
account from the Account gallery in the Backstage view before exiting Excel. Signing
out of the account is the safest way to make sure that nobody else can access SkyDrive
les or settings stored in your Microsoft account. The following steps sign out of a
Microsoft account from Excel. For a detailed example of the procedure summarized
below, refer to the office and Windows chapter at the beginning of this topic.
If you wish to sign out of your Microsoft account, tap or click FILE on the ribbon to open
the Backstage view and then tap or click the Account tab to display the Account gallery.
Tap or click the Sign out link, which displays the Remove Account dialog box. If a Can’t
remove Windows accounts dialog box appears instead of the Remove Account dialog
box, click the OK button and skip the remaining steps.
Why does a Can’t remove Windows accounts dialog box appear?
If you signed in to Windows using your Microsoft account, then you also must sign
out from Windows, rather than signing out from within Excel. When you are nished
using Windows, be sure to sign out at that time.
Tap or click the Yes button (Remove Account dialog box) to sign out of your Microsoft
account on this computer.
Should I sign out of Windows after signing out of my Microsoft account?
When you are nished using the computer, you should sign out of your account for
Tap or click the Back button in the upper-left corner of the Backstage view to return
to the worksheet.
To Exit Excel
For a table that lists how
to complete the tasks
covered in this topic using
touch gestures, the mouse,
ribbon, shortcut menu, and
keyboard, see the Quick
Reference Summary at
the back of this topic, or
visit the Quick Reference
resource on the Student
Companion Site located on
detailed instructions about
accessing available resources,
contact your instructor for
information about accessing
the required les.
This project now is complete. The following steps exit Excel. For a detailed
example of the procedure summarized below, refer to the office and Windows chapter
at the beginning of this topic.
1a If you have one Excel workbook open, tap or click the Close button on the right side
of the title bar to close the open workbook and exit Excel.
1b If you have multiple Excel workbooks open, press and hold or right-click the Excel app
button on the taskbar and then tap or click ‘Close all windows’ on the shortcut menu,
or press ALT + F4 to close all open workbooks and exit Excel.
Could I press and hold or repeatedly click the Close button to close all open
documents and exit Excel?
If a Microsoft Excel dialog box appears, tap or click the Save button to save any
changes made to the workbook since the last save.