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Get to know Excel 2007: Create your first workbook

Columns, rows, and cells

Columns, rows, and cells are what you see when you open Excel.

When you start Excel you're faced with a big empty grid. There are letters across the top and numbers down the left side. And there are tabs at the bottom named Sheet1, Sheet2, and so on.

If you're new to Excel, you may wonder what to do next.

We'll begin by helping you get comfortable with some Excel basics that will guide you when you enter data in Excel.

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