Creating and Opening Workbooks

Get Microsoft Office help creating blank and template MS Excel 2016 spreadsheets, opening existing ones, and converting files.


  1. Open our practice workbook.
  2. Notice that our workbook opens in Compatibility Mode. Convert the workbook to the 2016 file format. A dialog box will appear asking if you would like to close and reopen the file in order to see the new features. Choose Yes.
  3. Lastly, in the Backstage view, pin a file or folder.