"Excel 2010 Screen Elements and it Functions"


With the new user interface being introduced in Excel 2007, the Excel 2010 screen elements offer little changes compare to the previous version.

When you first launch Excel 2007, the program opens up the first of three new worksheets (named Sheet1) in a new workbook file (named Book1).

The Excel 2010 program window containing this worksheet of the workbook is made up of the following components as shown below.

Similar to the Excel 2007, the Excel 2010 ribbon offers a set of tabs, each of which includes tools related to a specific task you want to accomplish with the program.


To know the Excel 2010 screen elements

  • The diagram below show the elements of an Excel 2010 screen.
  • Excel 2010 screen elements

  • Quick Access Toolbar: A small toolbar on top of the screen next to the Excel logo contains shortcuts for some of the most common commands such as Save, Undo, and Redo buttons.
  • Ribbon: A combination of old versions menu bar and toolbar, arranged into a series of tabs ranging from File through View. Each tab contains buttons, lists, and commands. A contextual tab is a special tab that offers extra commands.
  • Name box: Displays the address of the current active cell where you work in the worksheet.
  • Formula bar: Displays the address of the active cell on the left edge, and it also shows you the current cell's contents.
  • Worksheet: This area contains all the cells of the current worksheet identified by column headers, using letters along the top, and row headers, using numbers along the left edge with tabs for selecting new worksheets.
  • Sheet tabs: Excel 2010 contains 3 blank worksheet tabs by default. Click on the intended tab will go to the particular worksheet.
  • Status bar: Reports information about the worksheet and provides shortcuts for changing the views (Normal, Page Layout and Page Break) and the zoom (dragging the slider to change).
  • Gridlines:: The vertical and horizontal grids that you see when opening the Excel worksheet. You can set to turn it off if you want.


Related Topics:

Getting Started with Microsoft Excel 2010

Understanding the Excel 2010 Ribbon

Customizing Excel 2010 Ribbon by Adding New Tab, Group and Command to It

Adding and Removing Commands From The Quick Access Toolbar

Guide to Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel 2010



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