Excel Web App at a glance

Excel Web App at a glance

Callout 1 In the browser view of a workbook, you can navigate through the workbook, sort, filter, expand and collapse PivotTables, and even recalculate the workbook.
Callout 2 The data you are viewing is live. You can refresh a PivotTable, or refresh the whole workbook.
Callout 3 Click Edit in Browser to edit the workbook in the browser; click Open in Excel to work on it in the Excel desktop application.
Callout 4 When you edit the workbook in your browser, you can enter data and formulas, create tables and charts, and do some formatting. To enter formulas, type equal-sign (=), and then the formula or function. For help with Excel functions, see the Excel function reference.
Callout 5 Excel Web App has the look and feel of Excel.
  • Click the File tab to save a copy of the workbook or download a snapshot that contains just values and formatting, no live data.
  • The Home tab has commands for formatting text and cells, adding rows and columns, and recalculating data.
  • Use the Insert tab to add charts, tables and hyperlinks to your worksheets.
  • Excel Web App saves your work automatically. Use Undo to get rid of changes you don't want to keep.
Callout 6 If other people are working on the workbook, you can see who they are by clicking in the bottom right corner of the browser window.

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Excel Web App