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Microsoft Excel 2010 In Depth by Bill Jelen

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1. The File Menu Becomes the Backstage View

Open the File menu in Excel 2010 and you might be shocked to see that it takes up 100% of your screen real estate. This new panel is called the Backstage view and represents a significant development effort in Office 2010.

Understanding “In” Versus “Out” Commands

Microsoft added the Ribbon to Excel 2007 to make working in your spreadsheet easier. Microsoft describes the typical WYSIWYG interaction model for a command such as bolding a cell as follows:

• Scan the worksheet.

• See something you want to change.

• Find the command.

• Use the command.

• See the results on the page.

All the commands on the Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, and View tabs of the Ribbon are commands that you ...

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