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.

Opening a workbook

You can open any workbook that has previously been saved and given a name.

To open an existing Excel 2003 workbook:

  • Choose File Open from the menu bar.

    File and Open Menu Selection
  • The Open dialog box opens.

    The Open Dialog Box
  • In the Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the file you want to open.
  • In the folder list, open the folder that contains the file. Once the file is displayed, click the file you want to open.
  • Click the Open button.