Create, Open, and Save Workbooks

Use the Excel new workbook or Excel new worksheet feature to create new files, insert and delete text, and navigate an Excel worksheet.

Creating a workbook

A blank workbook is displayed when Microsoft Excel is first opened. You can type information or design a layout directly in this blank workbook.

To create an Excel workbook:

  • Choose File New from the menu bar.

    File New Menu Selection
  • The New Workbook task pane opens on the right side of the screen.

    Select Blank Workbook
  • Choose Blank Workbook under the New category heading.
  • A blank workbook opens in the Excel window. The New Workbook task pane is closed.