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Icons and Conventions Used in This Book

The following boxed sidebars have been scattered throughout the book to help you find your way around:

Tip

icons mark shortcuts and hints for using Excel efficiently.


Plain English

icons draw your attention to definitions of new terms.


Warning

icons denote places where new users often run into trouble.


Note

These boxes help you identify features that are new to Excel 97 so you can quickly learn to take advantage of the advanced timesaving features of the latest version of Excel. In addition, you'll see some special tips along the way that identify how you can use Excel on the Internet.


In addition, the following conventions have been used to clarify the steps you must perform:

On-screen textAny text that appears on-screen is shown in bold.
What you typeThe information you type appears in bold and in color.
Menu namesThe names of menus, commands, buttons, and dialog boxes are shown with the first letter capitalized for easy recognition.
Key+Key CombinationsIn many cases, you must press a two-key combination to enter a command. For example, "Press Alt+X." In such cases, hold down the first key and press the second key.


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