Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets
FIGURE 12.1
The Excel screen has many useful elements that you will use often.
Window
Maxmize/Restore
button
Ribbon
Display
Options
Window
Minimize
button
Quick Access
Toolbar
Help
button
Title bar
Tabs
Formula bar
File tab
Ribbon
Window
Close
button
Name
box
Column
letters
Collapse
the Ribbon
button
Row
numbers
Active cell
indicator
Vertical
scroll
bar
Sheet
tabs scroll
buttons
Horizontal
scroll bar
Status
bar
New sheet
button
Macro recorder
indicator
Zoom
control
Sheet
tabs
Page View
buttons
TABLE 12.1 Parts of the Excel Screen That You Need to Know
Name
Description
Active cell indicator
This dark outline indicates the currently active cell (one of the
17,179,869,184 cells on each worksheet).
Collapse the Ribbon
button
Click this button to temporarily hide the Ribbon. Click it again to
make the Ribbon remain visible.
Column letters
Letters range from A to XFD — one for each of the 16,384 columns
in the worksheet. You can click a column heading to select an
entire column of cells or drag a column border to change its width.
File tab
Click this button to open Backstage view, which contains many
options for working with your document (including printing) and
setting Excel options.
Formula bar
When you enter information or formulas into a cell, it appears in
this bar.
Help button
Click this button to display the Excel Help system window.
Horizontal scroll bar
Use this tool to scroll the sheet horizontally.
Macro recorder indicator
Click to start recording a VBA macro. The icon changes while your
actions are being recorded. Click again to stop recording.
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