When you first open up the more recent editions of Microsoft Excel the starting interface is referred to as the splash screen or the introductory page to the office application, In this case is Excel.
When you first open-up Excel, you could take into the screen here where you have got some larger icons on the left-hand side.
1-You have got Home, New, Open
2-A few little links down at the bottom.
3-On the right-hand side you have got a Blank workbook, that is what we are going to start out with just a blank standard Excel workbook something that we can start to create on our own.
4- Recent documents
5-Templates that you can get into templates on the right-hand side.
What you might have on your screen when you first launch Excel?
One you may have got a Blank workbook right away already open-up on your screen and might look like this.
Just launched excel and you have got a blank workbook.
Now just again just a heads up when you first open-up Excel your interface might look a little bit different. Just based on the version that you are working on if you are on a Mac it is going to look a little bit different beyond what you are seeing here as well.
That is one of the biggest differences between the Windows version of Excel and the apple or Mac version of Excel, Really the interface the features that we will be discussing here are going to apply to you from Excel 2013 virtues and even way back when 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019.
Everything that we talked about is going to apply to any of those versions. So, you are going to feel very comfortable but there might be some little tweaks such as this startup screen the splash screen When you first launched the application itself, so just a little bit heads up there but nothing big.
Go to the review section of this book and ask your questions right even supplies snapshots screenshots of what you are seeing because that will help me better understand perhaps what version you are working, and then I can guide you through where the command might be or how the buttons are a little bit different.
At your start up screen. It is going to give you several options to build to work with new documents or existing documents.
Take a moment try exploring, Just take-a-look at what you have opening in front of you and then we will jump into the next lesson and we will create one of our own workbooks and get a deeper understanding of the Excel interface.