Excel Online Quick Start

Do your work

Work in Excel Online

Name your file

When you create a workbook, Excel Online automatically names it. To change the name:

  1. Click the name.

  2. Type a meaningful name.

    Everything you do in Excel Online — naming a file, entering data — is automatically saved.

Cursor clicking filename

Do your work

After you name your file, you can enter data, and create tables, charts, and formulas. Click the tabs at the top to find the features you want.

To collapse the ribbon and make more space, double-click a tab.

Insert tab, charts menu

Need the full set of Excel features?

Open your file in the Excel desktop app:

  1. Select OPEN IN EXCEL.

    The Excel app will launch and open the file.

  2. Continue working and save.

    When you save changes in the desktop app, they save to OneDrive - no need to Save As and re-upload the file.

Edit in Excel button

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