Excel 2007 For Dummies
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If you want to start Microsoft Office Excel 2007 by clicking a single button, you can add the Excel icon to the Quick Launch toolbar. The Quick Launch toolbar resides to the immediate right of the Start button at the beginning of the Windows taskbar.

Follow these steps to add the Excel 2007 program icon to the Quick Launch toolbar:

  1. Display the Windows desktop and drag the Excel 2007 desktop shortcut icon to the Quick Launch toolbar.

    When you position the icon on this toolbar, Windows indicates where the new Excel button will appear by displaying a black, vertical I-beam in front of or between the existing buttons on this bar.

    If you don’t have an Excel 2007 desktop shortcut icon, you can drag the icon directly from the Start menu to the Quick Launch toolbar instead.

  2. When the black, vertical I-beam is positioned where you want the icon to appear, release the mouse button.

    As soon as you release the mouse button, Windows adds an Excel 2007 button to the Quick Launch toolbar that enables you to launch the program with one click.

    The Quick Launch toolbar with the Excel icon added to it.
    The Quick Launch toolbar with the Excel icon added to it.

After you add an icon to the Quick Launch toolbar, you can reposition the icon by dragging it to the desired location. If you want to remove the icon from the Quick Launch toolbar, right-click the icon and choose Delete.

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Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel Workbook For Dummies and Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 For Dummies, and the most popular being Excel 2003 For Dummies and Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, Greg went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience: the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.
Greg received his doctorate degree in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.

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