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Getting Started with Excel 2010

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File Menu Commands: Common Excel 2010 Hot Keys

To activate the Excel 2010 hot keys, you press the Alt key before typing the mnemonic letters for a particular task. The mnemonic letter is F (for File) for the commands on the File menu in the new Backstage [more…]

Hot Keys for Excel 2010 Editing Commands

To activate Excel 2010 hot keys, you press the Alt key before you type the mnemonic letters for a particular task. The mnemonic letter is H (Home) for the editing commands because these commands are located [more…]

Excel 2010 View Commands Hot Keys

You can activate the Excel 2010 hot keys by pressing the Alt key before you type the mnemonic letters for a particular task. The mnemonic letter for all view-related commands in Excel 2010 is [more…]

Hot Keys for Common Excel 2010 Formula Commands

You activate Excel 2010 hot keys by pressing the Alt key before you type the mnemonic letter for a particular task. Hot key sequences for the most common formula-related commands in Excel 2010 begin with [more…]

Moving the Cell Cursor in Excel 2010 Spreadsheets

Excel 2010 offers a wide variety of keystrokes for moving the cell cursor to a new cell. When you use one of these keystrokes, the program automatically scrolls a new part of the worksheet into view, if [more…]

Top Ten Features in Excel 2010

If you’re looking for a quick rundown on what’s cool in Excel 2010, look no further! Just a cursory glance down the list tells you that the thrust of the features is graphics, graphics, graphics! [more…]

Office 2010 Shortcuts for PowerPoint and Excel

Office 2010 has myriad shortcuts for Excel, and PowerPoint. Using the Office 2010 shortcuts shown in this table can help you run your applications more efficiently. [more…]

What's New in Excel 2010?

For a quick rundown on what’s new in Excel 2010, look no further! The new features and enhancements in Excel 2010 build upon the significant changes in Excel 2007. To learn more from Excel 2010 itself, [more…]

How to Start and Exit Excel 2010

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 provides several methods for starting and exiting the program. You can open Excel by using the Start menu or a desktop shortcut. When you want to exit Excel, you can do so by [more…]

Exploring the Excel 2010 Program Window

When you start Microsoft Office Excel 2010, you see the first of three worksheets (named Sheet1) in a workbook file (named Book1) inside a program window. The Excel 2010 program window is made up of the [more…]

How to Navigate the Excel 2010 Ribbon

The Ribbon interface in Microsoft Office Excel 2010 may seem tricky to navigate until you get used to how commands are organized. The File tab on the left side of the Ribbon provides access to commands [more…]

Using Excel 2010’s File Tab to Access Backstage View

Near the top-left corner of the Excel 2010 window, you find the green File tab, which provides access to Backstage view. The File tab replaces the Office button [more…]

Scrolling through an Excel 2010 Worksheet

You can use the horizontal scroll bar in Excel 2010 to scroll left and right in a worksheet and the vertical scroll bar to scroll up and down. The horizontal scroll bar appears at the bottom of the worksheet [more…]

How to Navigate Excel 2010's Worksheet Tabs

Each new workbook you open in Excel 2010 contains three blank worksheets, although you can add more. You can move between the worksheets in an Excel workbook by using the sheet tabs, the Sheet Tab scroll [more…]

How to Select Cells in Excel 2010

Before you can enter your worksheet data in Microsoft Office Excel 2010, you must know how to select cells in a worksheet. The cell cursor is a black border that surrounds the active cell [more…]

Indicators and Tools on the Excel 2010 Status Bar

The Status bar appears at the bottom of the Excel 2010 window and keeps you informed of Excel's current mode and any special keys you engage. In addition, you can use the status bar to select a new worksheet [more…]

Figuring Out the Excel 2010 Formula Bar

The Formula bar in Excel 2010 displays the cell address and the contents — data or a formula — of the current cell. Use the Formula bar to enter or edit formulas and cell data and assign names to cells [more…]

Working with the Excel 2010 Mini Toolbar

Excel 2010's mini toolbar makes it easy to apply common formatting changes to a cell selection within the worksheet area. The mini toolbar contains these buttons from the specified groups on the Home tab [more…]

How to Select Excel 2010 Commands with Keyboard Shortcuts

Excel 2010, like the Office versions before it, has a lare number of built-in keyboard shortcuts that let you choose any Excel command without removing your fingers from the keyboard. The most common Excel [more…]

Shortcuts for Moving the Cell Cursor in Excel 2010

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 offers a variety of keyboard shortcuts for selecting a new cell. When you use one of these keystrokes, Excel 2010 automatically scrolls a new part of the worksheet into view [more…]

How to Customize the Excel 2010 Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access toolbar in Excel 2010 appears above the Ribbon and includes buttons for commonly used commands. By default, the Quick Access toolbar contains only the Save, Undo, and Redo commands, but [more…]

Pinning Excel 2010 to the Windows Start Menu or Taskbar

If you use Microsoft Excel 2010 often, you may want to make its program option a permanent part of the Windows Start menu or taskbar. This enables you to start the Excel 2010 program with just a click [more…]

How to Customize the Excel 2010 Ribbon

In Microsoft Excel 2010, you can customize the Ribbon by adding brand new tabs and creating custom groups of command buttons within the displayed Ribbon tabs. Use the Customize Ribbon tab of the Excel [more…]

How to Get Help in Excel 2010

If you get stuck and need help with Excel 2010 features, you can use the Excel Help window to quickly find the answers. The Excel Help button — the blue circle with a question mark, located to the right [more…]

How to Insert a Link to Send an E-mail in an Excel 2010 Worksheet

You can insert a "mailto" hyperlink in Excel 2010 that anyone can click to create an e-mail to a specific address. The hyperlink can appear in a worksheet cell, or it can be associated with a graphic object [more…]

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