Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets
The Excel screen has many useful elements that you will use often.
TABLE 12.1 Parts of the Excel Screen That You Need to Know
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
Click this button to temporarily hide the Ribbon. Click it again to
make the Ribbon remain visible.
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.
Click this button to open Backstage view, which contains many
options for working with your document (including printing) and
setting Excel options.
When you enter information or formulas into a cell, it appears in
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.