Starting a Workbook

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

To edit or delete text:

You can also make changes to and delete text from the formula bar. Just select the cell, then place your insertion point in the formula bar.

To move through a worksheet using the keyboard:

To save the workbook:

Saving Workbooks

You can save a workbook in many ways, but the two most common ones are as an Excel Workbook, which saves it with a 2007 file extension, and as an Excel 97-2003 Workbook, which saves the file in a compatible format so people who have earlier versions of Excel can open the file.