As we’ll be working on Excel 2016 in our course, we’ll see how to start Excel 2016 in this chapter.
To start Microsoft Excel
- Click Windows Start button and scroll down to find Excel under letter ‘E’.
- To open Excel 2016, click Excel 2016 and when Excel opens in front of you, you’ll see some inbuilt templates.
- Click Blank workbook and you’ll see a window with grid lines.
- Title Bar: This will tell you the file name and application name you are working on. If the file is not saved with any filename, it will look as Book1 – Excel. Excel is the name of the application we are working on.
- Rows: The number series you see at the left side of Excel window that starts from 1 indicates the row numbers. Press Ctrl + down arrow key to see the maximum row limit in Excel.
- Columns: At the top below Formula bar, you can see alphabets written, they are columns. Press Ctrl + right arrow key to see the maximum column limit in Excel.
- Sheet: Sheets in Excel are like pages in Word. You enter values in cells and those cells are under Sheets or Worksheets.
- Cell: When a row and a column intersects, it creates a box; this box is called as a cell. A cell is identified by its column and row value. For exampe: B2 (column B and 2nd row)
- Name box: When you click a cell, you can see its cell address in the Name box.
- Let’s see more methods to start Excel.
- Press Windows key + R to open Run command box.
- Type excel and press Enter key to start Excel.
- Press Windows key + S to focus or open on Search box.
- Type Excel and you’ll get Excel 2016 under Best match.
- Click Excel 2016 and Excel will start on your computer.
We’ve understood how to start Excel in computer and open a blank workbook. Let’s move to the next chapter where we will learn working on the workbook.