MS Excel Overview
Excel is an application full of countless features plus ribbon commands. It’s common for users to get lost in its thousands of features. So we are giving you a brief insight of how to navigate and find required option/setting in excel. Below is the screenshot of MS Excel you will see when you launch excel:
The screen or windows layout brief description:
Quick Access Toolbar: It is at the top of the application which is known as Title Bar in older versions. When you install the excel you will see only save, undo and redo icons in this toolbar, but you can customize or adds more options by clicking on the small dropdown arrow just along the right side of the last shortcut icon on the toolbar. It is here for you to quickly activate and command that’s why named Quick Access Toolbar.
Ribbon Bar: Ribbon is the expanded version of Menu Bar present in the older versions of office applications. You will find all features of excel here in this bar in and understandable form. Because excel is having thousands of features that’s why you will find them categorized or grouped them in this bar under different tabs. The mostly used or common used options you will find under Home, Insert, PageLayout and Data tabs in Ribbon Bar.
Formula Bar: This is the place where you will see the formula’s syntax you have applied on the cell. It’s relevance will be cleared when you will start working on formulas.
Spreadsheet: This is the main place where you will be working, all of your data, charts, drawings, calculations and formatting will happen here. The opened document is known as Workbook and the pages in it on which we work are known as Spreadsheet or simply sheets. The excel sheet contains 1,048,576 no. of rows and 16,384 no. of columns, the default no. of sheet in a workbook is 3 and the maximum no. sheets is limited by memory available in system. For detailed information Visit!
Status Bar: As the name suggests here you will see the status of work or what is going like whether excel is busy in calculating a formula or recording a macro etc., you can also see how many cells you have selected at the right side of the “Status Bar”.