The Excel Online interface differs from the desktop app in several key ways. In this video, learn the core components of the Excel Online interface.
- Let's take a quick tour of Excel Online. Excellent Online is a Microsoft 365 online service that comes standard with every Microsoft 365 subscription. And you should see Excel easily enough by clicking on the app launcher icon here at the top left hand side of the screen. Now to open Excel, simply click on the Excel icon, and when presented with these options, just go ahead and click on a new blank workbook. And once Excel Online is open, what you'll notice at the top of the screen is we have menus and beneath the menus we have what's called ribbons. Now the ribbons are used for applying different Excel Online features to your data or your workbook. If your menus and ribbons look a little bit different to what you can see here, then it's possible that you're actually in the desktop version of Excel. The easiest way to be sure that you're using Excel Online is if you can see the nine squares here at the top left hand side of the screen, otherwise known as the app launcher icon. Or if it looks like you're using a web browser such as this one here, then you can be pretty sure that you're using Excel Online. And there you have it. That's just a brief tour of Excel online.
Note: This course is for users who know the basics of the Excel desktop app, but are new to the web version, Excel Online. It emphasizes features that work differently in Excel Online. For basic Excel guidance, please see Excel Essential Training (Office 365) or Learning Excel 2019.
- Using Excel Online shortcuts
- Customizing your view
- Integrating the desktop version of Excel
- Sharing workbooks in Excel Online and OneDrive
- Inserting and reviewing comments
- Creating and editing charts
- Working with PivotTables and PivotCharts