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How to Access Common File Commands in Excel 2007

Part of the Excel 2007 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Excel 2007 is an excellent tool for building spreadsheets, or worksheets as Excel calls them. Excel 2007 offers hot keys as well as the command Ribbon introduced in Office 2007 to help you create a new spreadsheet, open an old one, save changes to the one you’re working in, or accomplish any command typically available in a File menu. The following table tells you how to access the most common file functions:

Hot Key Excel Ribbon Command Function
Alt+F,N Microsoft Office Button | New Displays the New Workbook dialog box, where you can open a blank workbook or one from a template
Alt+F,O Microsoft Office Button | Open Displays the Open dialog box, where you can select a new Excel workbook to open for editing or printing
Alt+F,S Microsoft Office Button | Save Saves changes to a workbook. When you first select this command for a new workbook, Excel displays the Save As dialog box
Alt+F,A Microsoft Office Button | Save As Display the Save As dialog box where you can modify the filename, location where the file is saved, and format that the file is saved in
Alt+F,P Microsoft Office Button | Print Displays the Print dialog box to send the current worksheet, workbook, or cell selection to the printer
Alt+F,D Microsoft Office Button | Send Sends the current workbook as an e-mail attachment or fax it using Internet Fax
Alt+F,C Microsoft Office Button | Close Closes the current workbook without exiting Excel
Alt+F,I Microsoft Office Button | Excel Options Displays the Excel Options dialog box where you can change default program settings and modify the buttons on the Quick Access toolbar
Alt+F,X Microsoft Office Button | Exit Excel Quits the Excel program and closes all open workbooks after prompting you to save them
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