Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Running and Using an App
T O R UN AN A PP U SING THE S TART M ENU U SING W INDOWS 7
If you are using Windows 7, perform these steps to run Excel using the Start
menu instead of the previous steps that use Windows 8.
To u c h K e y b o a rd
To display the on-screen
touch keyboard, tap the
Touch Keyboard button on
the Windows taskbar. When
nished using the touch
keyboard, tap the X button
on the touch keyboard to
close the keyboard.
1. Click the Start button on the Windows 7 taskbar to display the Start menu.
2. Click All Programs at the bottom of the left pane on the Start menu to
display the All Programs list.
3. If the Excel app is located in a folder, click, or scroll to and then click, the
folder in the All Programs list to display a list of the folder’s contents.
4. Click, or scroll to and then click, the app name (Excel, in this case) in the
list to run the selected app.
When you run an app in Windows, it may appear in an on-screen work area app,
called the desktop (shown in Figure 9). You can perform tasks such as placing objects in
the desktop, moving the objects around the desktop, and removing items from the desktop.
Some icons also may be displayed in the desktop. For instance, the icon for the
Recycle Bin , the location of les that have been deleted, appears in the desktop by
default. A le is a named unit of storage. Files can contain text, images, audio, and
video. You can customize your desktop so that icons representing apps and les you use
often appear in the desktop.
To Switch between an App
and the Start Screen
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
While working with an app, such as Excel, or in the desktop, you easily can return to the Start screen. The
following steps switch from the Excel app to the Start screen. Why? Returning to the Start screen allows you to run
any of your other apps. If you are using Windows 7, read these steps without performing them because Windows 7
does not have a Start screen.
• Swipe in from the left edge of
the screen, and then back to the
left, or point to the lower-left
corner of the desktop to display
a thumbnail of the Start screen