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Opening old worksheets

From: Excel 2007 Essential Training

Video: Opening old worksheets

So you've got Microsoft Excel 2007 installed and you're ready to start using it. Let's go open up an old worksheet that we've used in past versions of Microsoft Excel. We'll click on the Microsoft Office button up in the top, left-hand corner, and select the Open file. This cash flow budget worksheet was something that I have used previously, and I want to start a brand-new one for brand-new year. So I select it, and I click the Open button. And I get this message. Whenever you see a message with a yield sign and an exclamation mark, that's telling you there's a warning. It's telling you that there's something about what you're trying to do that you need to think about before you proceed. In this case, it's telling me that I'm working with an earlier beta version of Microsoft Excel 2007.

Opening old worksheets

So you've got Microsoft Excel 2007 installed and you're ready to start using it. Let's go open up an old worksheet that we've used in past versions of Microsoft Excel. We'll click on the Microsoft Office button up in the top, left-hand corner, and select the Open file. This cash flow budget worksheet was something that I have used previously, and I want to start a brand-new one for brand-new year. So I select it, and I click the Open button. And I get this message. Whenever you see a message with a yield sign and an exclamation mark, that's telling you there's a warning. It's telling you that there's something about what you're trying to do that you need to think about before you proceed. In this case, it's telling me that I'm working with an earlier beta version of Microsoft Excel 2007.

And it's also telling me that it's going to convert the workbook to this most recent version of the file format, when I save it. So, for those of you that have been using Microsoft Excel in the past, and you are opening up older versions--let's say an Excel 2003 worksheet--it's going to identify for you, that it's going to bring it in, what we're going to call, compatibility mode. Where it may turn off some of the features that didn't work in 2007, just so that you can easily work with the information in the spreadsheet that that you're working in here. It's also verifying that the information that you're opening up, is from a trusted source, so that you're not going to corrupt your environment.

So let's click on OK, and see what happens. And I get this nice Cash Flow Budget Worksheet in front of me. If I take a look at the top of the screen where I see what worksheet I'm working in, I have a little identifier here in square brackets, and that's called compatibility mode. And that's identifying for me that this is an older version of a spreadsheet that I had worked with previously, and that it's now putting it in a safe mode for me to work in, in 2007. And that all of the functionality in 2007 may not be available for me, but that's fine.

At least it lets me work. And it will also allow me to save this document in a mode that would let me share it with those people that haven't already upgraded to Microsoft 2007. Especially the Excel version of it. One thing I want to mention to you is you don't have the ability to manually turn off this compatibility mode feature in 2007, it automatically will show up for you, but you cannot turn it off if you don't want to. This is something that is standard and it's predetermined by the application itself. Now that we've seen that we can use older versions of the software in the worksheets in Microsoft 2007 XL, let's go and create one from scratch.

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Excel 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 36s
    1. Welcome
      36s
  2. 10m 57s
    1. Why use a spreadsheet?
      1m 44s
    2. What's changed in Excel 2007?
      5m 37s
    3. The Ribbon
      2m 9s
    4. The Microsoft Office Button
      1m 27s
  3. 12m 10s
    1. What's on the Ribbon?
      1m 56s
    2. Making your way around the Ribbon
      2m 12s
    3. Customizing the Ribbon
      3m 8s
    4. Customizing the Microsoft Office Button
      4m 54s
  4. 16m 15s
    1. Opening old worksheets
      2m 24s
    2. Adding and deleting worksheets
      3m 18s
    3. Inserting and deleting cells
      6m 53s
    4. Freezing areas of a worksheet
      3m 40s
  5. 20m 51s
    1. Width and height
      7m 25s
    2. Numeric formats
      2m 21s
    3. Alignment of data
      3m 19s
    4. Playing with fonts
      2m 58s
    5. AutoFilter
      2m 21s
    6. Formatting as a table
      2m 27s
  6. 21m 31s
    1. Removing duplicates
      6m 1s
    2. What is Conditional Formatting?
      2m 21s
    3. Working with Conditional Formatting
      2m 14s
    4. Managing Conditional Formatting rule preferences
      2m 39s
    5. Converting text to columns
      4m 35s
    6. Data validation
      3m 41s
  7. 10m 56s
    1. Templates
      3m 45s
    2. Styles
      3m 35s
    3. AutoFormat
      3m 36s
  8. 12m 16s
    1. Excel lists have now become tables
      2m 34s
    2. Converting text to columns
      3m 11s
    3. Sorting and Grouping
      5m 9s
    4. Creating a summary report
      1m 22s
  9. 6m 44s
    1. Proofing your work
      3m 31s
    2. Providing comments on worksheets
      3m 13s
  10. 11m 43s
    1. Protecting and sharing a worksheet
      3m 57s
    2. Allowing others to edit ranges
      4m 3s
    3. Track Changes
      3m 43s
  11. 22m 43s
    1. Preparing to print
      2m 31s
    2. Print Preview
      3m 33s
    3. The Page Layout Tab
      3m 56s
    4. Page Breaks
      4m 36s
    5. The Page Layout View
      3m 54s
    6. Headers and Footers
      4m 13s
  12. 22m 34s
    1. Adding themes to your worksheet
      2m 53s
    2. Page setup options
      8m 0s
    3. Scale to Fit
      2m 26s
    4. Worksheet options
      5m 29s
    5. Inserting images
      3m 46s
  13. 3m 50s
    1. Using templates
      3m 50s
  14. 17m 48s
    1. Workbook Views
      2m 53s
    2. Hiding and Zooming
      3m 44s
    3. Window Panes
      5m 31s
    4. More screen options
      5m 40s
  15. 8m 16s
    1. Importing from Access
      2m 24s
    2. Using the Import Wizard for text files
      5m 52s
  16. 11m 23s
    1. The Find and Select button
      4m 34s
    2. Find and Replace
      2m 48s
    3. Removing duplicates
      4m 1s
  17. 17m 3s
    1. What are formulas?
      3m 20s
    2. Order of Operations
      2m 50s
    3. Relative and absolute referencing
      4m 54s
    4. The new Formula Tab
      5m 59s
  18. 17m 29s
    1. What are Functions?
      2m 57s
    2. AutoSum
      2m 47s
    3. Minimum
      3m 55s
    4. Trim
      5m 2s
    5. Left
      2m 48s
  19. 19m 51s
    1. Concatenation
      4m 10s
    2. SumIf
      4m 23s
    3. Lookup
      7m 25s
    4. What-If Analysis
      3m 53s
  20. 16m 44s
    1. Why create a chart?
      2m 12s
    2. Creating your chart
      3m 37s
    3. Modifying your chart
      6m 46s
    4. Laying out your chart
      4m 9s
  21. 17m 23s
    1. What are PivotTable reports and PivotChart reports?
      2m 32s
    2. Creating a PivotTable
      4m 47s
    3. Laying out your PivotTable
      2m 30s
    4. Designing your PivotTable
      4m 9s
    5. Creating a PivotChart
      3m 25s
  22. 8m 57s
    1. Why use macros?
      2m 14s
    2. Creating a macro
      4m 31s
    3. Macro security
      2m 12s
  23. 5m 36s
    1. Reviewing a workflow in Excel
      5m 36s
  24. 22s
    1. Conclusion
      22s

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