Getting Started with Excel 2013

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Moving the Cell Cursor in Excel 2013 Spreadsheets

Excel 2013 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…]

How to Customize the Excel 2013 Quick Access Toolbar

To ease your transition to Excel 2013 from Excel 2003, you can customize the Quick Access Toolbar so that it contains every button from the Standard and Formatting toolbar in Excel 2003 with the exception [more…]

How to Find the Excel 2013 Formatting Toolbar Buttons Equivalents

Finding the Excel 2013 equivalents for the buttons on the Formatting toolbar in earlier versions of Excel couldn't be easier: Every one of the buttons on the Formatting toolbar is displayed prominently [more…]

Top 10 New Features in Excel 2013

If you’re looking for a quick rundown on what’s new and cool in Excel 2013, look no further! Just a cursory glance down the first few items in this list tells you that the thrust of the features is being [more…]

Hot Keys for Common Excel 2013 View Commands

The hot key combination for all view-related commands in Excel 2013 is Alt+W (the last letter you see in vieW). Therefore, all the hot keys for switching the Excel worksheet into a new view begin with [more…]

Hot Keys for Common Excel 2013 Formula Commands

All the hot key sequences for selecting the most common formula-related commands in Excel 2013 begin with the sequence Alt+M — the M in forMulas was the only mnemonic still available. After you know to [more…]

Hot Keys for Common Excel 2013 File Menu Commands

Excel 2013 hot keys give you quick access to menu commands when you press the Alt key and then a sequence of letters. The mnemonic letter is F (for File) for the commands on the Excel 2013 File menu in [more…]

Hot Keys for Common Excel 2013 Editing Commands

If you can remember that H stands for Home, you can remember that Alt+H starts Excel 2013's hot key sequence for commands on the Ribbon's Home tab. The remaining letters in the hot key sequences are not [more…]

How to Move the Cell Cursor in Excel 2013

To type in a cell in Excel 2013, you must first make it active by moving the cell cursor there. As shown earlier in the figure, the cell cursor is a thick green outline. [more…]

Tour the Excel 2013 Interface

Excel 2013 is very much like Word and other Office applications. Excel has a File tab that opens a Backstage view, a Ribbon with multiple tabs that contain commands you can click to execute, a Quick Access [more…]

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