The formula bar
content of the active cell,
that is to say, the square were we are. When we are about to modify the content of
a cell, the bar will change slightly, but this is something we are going to go into
move within the different sheets of
move lengthways and widthways in the sheet in
a fast and simple way. Just move the bar dragging it with the mouse, or click on
The Getting Started pane
element is an improvement of Excel previous version.
The getting started pane is sensitive to context, this
means that it will display information according to
what we may be doing at the time we open it.
example, in the image on the right, you can see the getting startd panel that appears
when we start Excel. It offers the most useful commands for the situation: it shows
which sheets have been recently opened; it allows us to create a new sheet from a
template; it also offers a large amount of help in line, etc.
If we are inserting a picture, the getting started pane
will be different and will display the most useful options to work with
There are other getting started panels available, for
example: Clipboard, Search,
Insert predesigned picture, New Book . To have access to them go
to the triangle next to the pane title and a list of available panels
will drop down.
Any time we want, we can open or close the getting
started panel from the menu View, option Task
Window's task bar contains the button Start,
where you can find icons to start some programs, like Internet Explorer,
etc., and it also contains one button for each Excel2003 document open,
so you can go from one document to another clicking on these icons (according
to our version of Windows we may have different icons or only one with
an unfolding list of all Excel documents open). This bar does not belong
to Excel2003 but to Windows, as its name indicates.
are different methods of obtaining Help with
one of these methods we use the
clicking on the question
can use the following opitons:
will display a screen where we will see an index.
We can search by words in the
with the Assistant for
help which allows us to ask questions using normal language
- Show the Office assitant,
is a chart with animation that will help us when it detects that we need
help. For example, if it detects that we are going to create a worksheet,
it will offer help for that, etc.
this is one of Excel2003 new features. It opens in the task panel a help search dialoge
on line with Microsoft.
method is the use of key F1
the keyboard or the button
When we use either of these methods, a help window will be displayed on the right
of the window. We will find there the necessary help.
can also use the option
use this method, click in the box, write your question and press the key ENTER in
the keyboard. Different links with the help possibilities found will be displayed