Make the switch to Excel 2013

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This video shows you the Top five things that have changed in Excel 2013.

If you already know Excel 2003 and want to get up to speed fast with Excel 2013, you are in the right place.

When you see Excel 2013 for the first time, you’ll notice some changes.

First, there is a ribbon where the menu bar used to be.

All of your favorite commands are still there, but now they are easier to get to. For example, here are the formatting buttons, and here are the insert things, like Table and Pictures. Need to check spelling? Go to the REVIEW tab.

Look at this. Styles, pictures, diagrams, tables – new ways to use analysis and design tools, like charts. The commands and options to work with the chart are right there on the page.

The file format is new. Now, when you save a new workbook, you’ll create a xlsx file, not an xls file. But don’t worry. You can open and save xls files in Excel 2013 too, just in case you need to open workbooks from someone working in Excel 2003.

Look what happens now, when you click FILE. This is the backstage, where you go to manage workbook and Excel Options.

The backstage is also where you go to Save and Open files, and also where you go to Share and Export your workbooks.

So, we have just shown you a quick overview of what has changed. Now let’s go into more details. In the next video, you’ll get a first, in-depth look at Excel 2013. Let’s get started.

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