Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
1. Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar. (This button looks like an
old-fashioned ﬂ oppy disk, popular in the previous century.) Because the
workbook hasn’t been saved yet and still has its default name, Excel responds with
a Backstage screen that lets you choose the location for the workbook ﬁ le. The
Backstage screen lets you save the ﬁ le to an online location or to your local
2. Select Computer, and then click Browse. Excel displays the Save As dialog box.
3. In the File name text box, enter a name (such as Monthly Sales Projection), and
then click Save or press Enter. Excel saves the workbook as a ﬁ le. The workbook
remains open so that you can work with it some more.
By default, Excel saves a backup copy of your work automatically every ten minutes. To adjust the AutoRecover
setting (or turn it off), choose File
Options, click the Save tab, and check or clear Save AutoRecover information every
X minutes as needed. Click OK to apply your change. However, you should never rely on Excel’s AutoRecover feature.
Saving your work frequently is a good idea.
If you’ve followed along, you may have realized that creating this workbook was not
difﬁ cult. But, of course, you’ve barely scratched the surface of Excel. The remainder of this
book covers these tasks (and many, many more) in much greater detail.
This chapter touched on the new features of the Excel 2013 spreadsheet program, as well as
a few basics to get you started. At this point, you should be able to:
Name a few ways to use Excel.
Talk about some of Excel’s exciting new features.
Understand the difference between a workbook and worksheet.
Move around a worksheet with the mouse or keyboard.
Work with the Ribbon.
Create and save an example workbook ﬁ le.