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Excel Course: The Basics (saving, printing, sheets)

Saving a Workbook

To save your file, click on the diskette to the upper left of the window.

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If it is the first time, Excel will ask you where to save the file, what file name to use, and which extension.

The 3 main extensions are the following (shown in green on the image below):

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Click on "File" then "Print".

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You will see a print preview on the right hand side. Click the "Print" button to start printing.

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Document Templates

Click on "File" then "New".

You will see a good selection of readymade templates from which you can choose.

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Here is an example of one of the included templates (a timesheet):

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Workbook Sheets

To bring up the menu shown below, right click on the name of one of the sheets.

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From this menu, you will be able to:

Selecting Cells

In the image below, 8 cells have been selected (the number of rows and columns is displayed when they are selected):

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To select an entire row or column, click on its number.

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To select all the cells on a sheet, press "Ctrl+A" or click on the button shown in the image below:

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To select multipe non-contiguous cells, hold down "Ctrl" and click on the cells to select them.

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