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Microsoft® Office 365 For Dummies® by Jennifer Reed, Ken Withee

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Chapter 12

Plunging into the Excel Web App

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering how the Excel Web App differs from Excel

arrow Understanding some of the basic features of the Excel Web App

arrow Developing your understanding of Excel Web App functions and data manipulations

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so, in a sense, it is all about potential.

— Steve Ballmer

The Excel Web App is a new version of Excel that is part of the Office 365 offering. This new version of Excel runs as a web application in your web browser. Working with Excel as a web application has a number of benefits, including the simple fact that you don’t need to have the full version of Excel installed on the computer you are using to edit your document. All you need is a web browser and access to your SharePoint site. You might be on a cruise or using a computer in a café or working from a shared computer at your organization. You can still work with your spreadsheets without having to have Excel installed on the computer you are ...

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