Excel 2007 For Dummies
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The Ribbon in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 contains seven tabs. Contextual tabs also appear when you’re working with a particular object that you select in the worksheet, such as a graphic image, chart, or PivotTable. If you’re new to Excel 2007, take a few moments to become familiar with where the commands are located on the Ribbon tabs.

Click the Home tab.

<b>Click the </b><b>Home</b> tab.

The Home tab includes the command buttons normally used for creating, formatting, and editing a worksheet. The commands are arranged into the Clipboard, Font, Alignment, Number, Styles, Cells, and Editing groups.

Click the Insert tab.

<b>Click the Insert</b> tab.

You’ll find command buttons for adding particular elements to a worksheet (like graphics, PivotTables, charts, hyperlinks, and headers and footers) on the Insert tab. These commands are easy to locate in the Tables, Illustrations, Charts, Links, and Text groups.

Click the Page Layout tab.

<b>Click the Page Layout</b> tab.

When you’re ready to prepare a worksheet for printing, check out the commands on the Page Layout tab, arranged into the Themes, Page Setup, Scale to Fit, Sheet Options, and Arrange groups.

Click the Formulas tab.

<b>Click the Formulas</b> tab.

The Formulas tab includes the command buttons normally used when adding formulas and functions to a worksheet or checking a worksheet for formula errors. This tab includes four groups: Function Library, Defined Names, Formula Auditing, and Calculation.

Click the Data tab.

<b>Click the Data</b> tab.

When you want to work with data tools related to importing, querying, outlining, and subtotaling, check out the Data tab. You’ll find the commands arranged into the Get External Data, Connections, Sort & Filter, Data Tools, and Outline groups.

Click the Review tab.

<b>Click the Review</b> tab.

The Review tab includes the command buttons normally used when proofing, protecting, and marking up a worksheet for review by others. This tab includes the Proofing, Comments, and Changes groups.

Click the View tab.

<b>Click the View</b> tab.

When you want to change the appearance of the Worksheet area and the data it contains, look for these commands on the View tab. You’ll find the Workbook Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, Window, and Macros groups on this tab.

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