contains those Excel
operations gathered in dropdown menus. When you click Insert,
for instance, you will see the operations related to the different elements
that you can insert with Excel. You can do all operations from these menus.
But those most frequently done you will do faster from the incons in other
bars that we shall see shortly. On the right hand side are the work book
buttons to minimize ,
This consists basically in displaying only the most important commands in menus and
those you have been using. To find out how you can
click here .
Dropdown menus in the bar contain three basic types
are activated inmediately when
you click on them.
can identify them because the combination of keys to activate them from the keyboard,
or nothing, will appear next to them.
For example, in the menu Insert,
the command Hyperlink is activated by pressing
simultaneously the keys Ctrl and K.
you are on one of these, a
new menu will open with more options next to it so
you can choose any of them.
menus are identified by a little triangle on their right.
example, in the menu Insert, Picture.
with a window.
you click, a
window or a dialoge box will be displayed that will ask you to fill in some data .
It will have the buttons to accept or to cancel.
commands are identified by the dots that follow the comand's name.
example, in the menu Insert,
All the menus in the menus bar can be activated
from the keyboard pressing Alt+underlined letter
of the command name. For example Alt+i
to dropdown the menu Insert.
common formatting operations,
like change to bold, italics,
not be available
a given time. They can be identified by a
For example, if nothing has been selected, the icon Cut and
the command Cut
appear in a lighter colour.