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How To Use An Excel Workbook Basics


The history of how the term "workbook" came to be used by Microsoft for the Excel program is interesting, even nostalgic for us old-timers, but what is a workbook and how to use an Excel workbook is what you're here to find out.

A workbook is the concept that Microsoft chose to illustrate the working theory when using Excel and is merely what Microsoft calls it's Excel files or documents. Excel files are computer files that end in the .xls (pre Excel 2007) and .xlsx (Excel 2007 and...



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Microsoft Excel Workbook Definition And History

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A Microsoft Excel workbook is the name given to, what was originally named, a spreadsheet. A workbook is the file you open in Excel. Back in the days of MS-DOS and before Excel you just opened a file (of whatever flavor spreadsheet program) and called it a "spreadsheet".

A workbook is essentially what had been traditionally termed a "spreadsheet" by programs like the ones run on IBM mainframe computers and, more recently (and, by "recently", I mean late 80's), VisiCalc on the Apple II...


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