Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Running and Using an App
a collection of worksheets. Worksheets
allow users to enter, calculate, manipulate,
and analyze data such as numbers and text.
The terms worksheet and spreadsheet are
interchangeable.
Charts : Excel can draw a variety of charts
such as column charts and pie charts.
Ta b l e s : Tables organize and store data
within worksheets. For example, once a user
enters data into a worksheet, an Excel table
can sort the data, search for specic data,
and select data that satises dened criteria.
Web support : Web support allows users
to save Excel worksheets or parts of a
worksheet in a format that a user can view
and manipulate the worksheet using a
browser. Excel web support also provides
access to real-time data, such as stock
quotes, using web queries.
data in
worksheet
stacked chart
Figure 6
1 SIGN IN | 2 USE WINDOWS | 3 USE APPS | 4 FILE MANAGEMENT | 5 SWITCH APPS | 6 SAVE FILES
7 CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION | 8 EXIT APPS | 9 USE ADDITIONAL APP FEATURES | 10 USE HELP
To Run an App from the Start Screen
The Start screen contains tiles that allow you to run apps, some of which may be stored on your computer.
Why? When you install an app, for example, tiles are added to the Start screen for the various office apps included in the suite.
The following steps, which assume Windows is running, use the Start screen to run Excel based on a
typical installation. You may need to ask your instructor how to run Excel on your computer. Although the steps
illustrate running the Excel app, the steps to run any office app are similar. If you are using Windows 7, skip
these steps and instead perform the steps in the yellow box that immediately follows these Windows 8 steps.
1
If necessary, scroll to display the
Excel tile on the Start screen
(Figure 7).
Why does my Start screen look
different?
It may look different because of
your computer’s conguration.
The Start screen may be
customized for several reasons,
such as usage requirements or
security restrictions.
What if the app I want to run is
not on the Start screen?
You can display all installed apps
by swiping up from the bottom of
the Start screen or right-clicking
an open space on the Start screen
and then tapping or clicking the
All apps button on the App bar.
Excel 2013 tile
is displayed
slide to scroll or
drag scroll bar
right to view
additional apps
How do I scroll on a touch screen?
Use the slide gesture; that is,
press and hold your nger on the
screen and then move your nger
in the direction you want to scroll.
Figure 7
 
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