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Excel Ribbon & Screen

Understand the Excel Screen

There is a lot going on with the Excel program screen, so this lesson will help you become more familiar with it. Review the labeled items in the images below, then refer to the tables to see what everything does.

Understand the Screem
A Title Bar: Displays the name of the current file. C Display Options: Here you can change how much of the ribbon is displayed, minimize, maximize or restore the screen, or close Excel altogether.
B Quick Access Toolbar: This is a fast way to access the most used features. D The Ribbon: This is where you’ll find all the options you need to make a spreadsheet. The options are grouped into tabs.
Understand the Screem
E The Tell Me Field: Allows you to find a command by typing it out. This way you can skip searching through the ribbon tabs for a command. G Row and Column Headings: Each column is labeled with a letter, and each row is labeled with a number; giving each cell a unique name.
F Microsoft Account User Info: When you log in with your Microsoft account, your name and picture appear here. H Name Box: Shows which cell is currently selected.
Understand the Screem
I Formula Bar: Displays the information or formula in the selected cell. L Scroll Bars: Use the scroll bars to move up and down, or left and right in a worksheet.
J Worksheet: All the cells make up a single worksheet. M Status Bar and Views: The status bar at the bottom will let you know if the document is currently saving or if it is ready to be worked on. Next to it, you can change the view of the spreadsheet by zooming in or out.
K Workbook: Multiple worksheets make up the workbook, or the file.

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