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How do I find common tasks on the Microsoft Office Excel ribbon?

Each tab on the Ribbon contains groups of commands loosely related to a central task. Don?t be alarmed by the number of commands on each tab. As you go through this book, you?ll quickly become familiar with each of the common Excel commands. For now, take some time to become familiar with each of Excel?s default tabs (the way they are set up before you customize it to fit your working needs).

  1. Click the Home tab. This tab contains commands for common actions such as formatting, copying, pasting, inserting, and deleting columns and rows.
  2. Click the Insert tab. This tab contains commands that enable you to insert objects such as charts and shapes into your spreadsheets.
  3. Click the Page Layout tab. This tab holds all the commands that enable you to determine how your spreadsheet looks, both onscreen and when printed. These commands control options such as theme colors, page margins, and print area.
  4. Click the Formulas tab. This tab holds all the commands that help define, control, and audit Excel formulas.
  5. Click the Data tab. This tab features commands that enable you to connect to external data, as well as manage the data in your spreadsheet.
  6. Click the Review tab. With commands such as Spell Check, Protect Sheet, Protect Workbook, and Track Changes, the theme of the Review tab is protecting data integrity in your spreadsheet.
  7. Click the View tab. The commands on this tab are designed to help you control how you visually interact with your spreadsheet.

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