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APPENDIX E Customizing Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Appendix E
Customizing Microsoft
Offi ce Excel 2007
This appendix explains how to change the screen resolution in Windows Vista to the
resolution used in this topic. It also describes how to customize the Excel window by
changing the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and the color scheme.
Changing Screen Resolution
S creen resolution indicates the number of pixels (dots) that the computer uses to display
the letters, numbers, graphics, and background you see on the screen. When you increase
the screen resolution, Windows displays more information on the screen, but the informa-
tion decreases in size. The reverse also is true: as you decrease the screen resolution,
Windows displays less information on the screen, but the information increases in size.
The screen resolution usually is stated as the product of two numbers, such as 1024
768
(pronounced “ten twenty-four by seven sixty-eight”). A 1024
768 screen resolution results in
a display of 1,024 distinct pixels on each of 768 lines, or about 786,432 pixels. The fi gures in this
book were created using a screen resolution of 1024
768.
The screen resolutions most commonly used today are 800
768,
although some Offi ce specialists set their computers at a much higher screen resolution,
such as 2048
600 and 1024
1536.
To Change the Screen Resolution
The following steps change the screen resolution from 1280
1024 to 1024
768. Your computer already
may be set to 1024
768 or some other resolution.
1
If necessary, minimize all programs
so that the Windows Vista desktop
appears.
Right-click the Windows Vista
desktop to display the Windows
Vista desktop shortcut menu
(Figure E–1).
Windows
Vista desktop
shortcut menu
Personalize
command
 
 
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