The “Backstage” display (2)
The next tab in the “Backstage” view is the “New” tab. Under the “New” tab, we have the opportunity to create a new blank workbook or choose from a template. To choose your starting template, click the “Sample Templates” button (1), then you can choose from templates supplied by Excel. When you are connected to the Internet, you can download templates from the Office.com website (2).
If you want to start with a blank workbook, click the “Blank Workbook” button (3). Also, when you open Excel, it always opens a new workbook.
The next tab is the “Print” tab.
In the middle column (1) of the “Print” tab, you will find many options and settings to select for printing, such as which printer to choose, number of copies to print, setting print orientation, pages to print, etc. This is pretty clear.
On the right side of the tab, you’ll see a print preview (2).
The shortcut to open the “Print” tab is the “Ctrl P” shortcut. Remember this shortcut, as you do not always want to navigate to the “Backstage” view.
The next tab is the “Save and Send” tab. In the “Save and Send” tab, we can send a file via e-mail or fax. You can also save the file on the Internet and store it in Sharepoint. Changing the file type is useful when your colleagues use an older version of Excel and you can save the file in pdf format as well.
The last tab is the “Help” tab.
The options under the “Help” tab are self-explanatory.
Below the Help tab you have the “Options” and “Exit” buttons. The “Options” dialog opens the “options” tab.
I will discuss the “Options” (1) section a bit more extensively in the next lesson. The “Exit” button closes Excel.
To close the “Backstage” view, click any tab in the Ribbon (1) or click the Esc key on your keyboard.
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