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Learn Excel 2011 for Mac by Guy Hart-Davis

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Viewing Your Workbooks

Excel offers two views for working in your workbooks:

  • Normal view. This is the view in which workbooks normally open and it's the one in which you'll do most of your data entry, formatting, and reviewing. Normal view is the view in which you've seen Excel so far in this chapter.
  • Page Layout view. This view shows your worksheets as they'll look when laid out on paper. You use it to adjust the page setup. You'll learn how to do this in the section “Formatting Pages” in Chapter 4.

To switch the view, click the Normal View button or the Page Layout View button at the left end of the status bar (see Figure 1–31) or choose View Normal or View Page Layout from the menu bar.

Figure 1–31. Use the View buttons at the left ...

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