In this video, learn how to display the Preferences dialog and explore some of the options you might want to change.
- [Instructor] When the Excel programming team determined…how the program should behave when it's first installed,…they had to cover hundreds of details.…In this movie, I'll show you how to display…the Preferences dialog box, and point out some of…the options that you might want to change.…Most of our work will be done in the…Excel Preferences dialog box,…and to display that, you need to…use the keyboard shortcut Command Comma,…so hold down the Command key and type a comma,…and I get the Excel Preferences dialog box.…If you have an idea of what you want to look for,…but you're not sure where it is within the dialog box,…then you can use the Search box…to type a term and look for it.…
I'll give you an overview of some of the preferences…that I think are useful, and describe…which ones I change and which ones I don't.…I'll start on the General page,…and you can see here that you can…change whether the Workbook Gallery…appears when you open Excel.…I prefer to display the Workbook Gallery…because it just takes one more click…
- Creating workbooks
- Manipulating cell data
- Using core functions and formulas
- Formatting worksheet elements
- Creating PivotTables
- Collaborating with others
- Working with charts
- Adding images and shapes
- Saving workbooks
- Printing files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Get Started with Excel
2. Manage Workbooks
3. Work with Worksheets, Cells, and Cell Data
4. Sort, Filter, and Manage Worksheets
5. Summarize Data Using Formulas and Functions
6. Format Worksheet Elements
7. Work with Charts
8. Work with External Data and Objects
9. Explore PivotTables
10. Review and Share Your Spreadsheets
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