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01-Opening Excel

  1. Direct open from Desktop 

  2. Open from Start menu

  3. Start-Run-Excel

  4. Start-Excel

02-Interface or Splash Screen


  • This is the first screen that you see when you open Excel

  • You could open the blank workbook and start your excel work from here

  • Recent Items - See the recent items that you have worked

  • Options and other settings

03-Workbook Interface

  • QAT - Quick Access Toolbar - Helps you to add frequently used tools

  • Ribbon - Introduced from Office 2007 onwards, All the tools under different menu are visible here

  • Workbook - Rows and Columns for entering data, Main area where we work on Excel

  • Formula bar - To see and enter the formulas

  • Status Bar - helps you to see the statical data of your work

04-Quick Access Toolbar

Used for adding frequently used tools

  • Add or remove favorite tools from ribbon

  • Customize QAT

  • You can use Keyboard short cuts for QAT tools - Alt + Assigned number



Most of the tools are listed in Ribbon


  • Main Menus are subdivided 

  • Each submenu is grouped in excel

  • Menus can be minimized by double clicking on Main menu item 

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