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Chapter 10. Introducing Excel 2002 > Key to the Excel Window

Key to the Excel Window

1 Cell pointer

The cell pointer surrounds the currently selected cell. To move the cell pointer, click a different cell or press the arrow keys, Tab, Enter, Shift+Tab, or Shift+Enter.

2 Menu bar

Click any name on the menu bar to pull down a menu.

3 Edit line

Displays the contents of the selected cell. You can edit the contents here or within the cell.

4 Standard toolbar

Toolbar with buttons for standard file management and text editing and proofing commands.

5 Formatting toolbar

Toolbar with buttons for formatting cells and the contents of cells.

6 Column heading buttons

Column labels. Click a column heading button to select a column. Drag across column heading buttons to select multiple columns.

7 Language bar

Provides access to speech and handwriting recognition tools and other text services.

8 Tab scrolling buttons

Use these buttons to scroll forward or back a sheet or to jump to the first or last sheet.

9 Row heading buttons

Row labels. Click a row heading button to select a row. Drag across row heading buttons to select multiple rows.

10 Sheet tabs

Click these tabs to switch from sheet to sheet. Double-click a tab to rename a sheet.

11 Status bar

Provides information about the current sheet or the current operation.

12 Mode indicators

Show special conditions that are in effect, such as a pressed Caps Lock key.

13 Task pane

Quick access to other workbooks, the Clipboard, search options, and clip art insertion.

14 Office Assistant

Online help utility.


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