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Excel 2011

The Ribbon:

The Ribbon appears at the top of the Excel window and includes tabs and groups of tools organized to help you find things quicker. 

excel ribbon

  • Familiarize yourself with Excel's new ribbon.
  • Watch a video tutorial to help you get "Up to speed with the Office Ribbon." (2 minutes)

What's New in Microsoft Excel 2011?

  • Conditional formatting: Use conditional formatting to highlight your data and identify patterns and trends directly from the Excel ribbon.
  • Sparklines: Sparklines are small charts that fit inside individual cells and provide a visual representation of trends or patterns in your data.
  • Excel tables: Excel tables (formerly known as Excel lists) allow you to view and work with subsets of your data.  With updated style options, you can apply design themes to your tables and to the entire spreadsheet.  Additionally, you can now delete duplicate table rows directly from the Tables tab.
  • Formulas: In Excel 2011 there is an extensive list of Formulas and Functions (under the Formulas tab) making it easier to find and apply formulas and functions to your data.

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Sep 28, 2011