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Create a New Workbook in Excel- Instructions

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Create a New Workbook in Excel - Instructions: A picture of the workbooks templates in Excel.

Create a New Workbook in Excel: Overview

            You can easily create a new workbook in Excel. A workbook is the default file type in Excel, much like a document is the default file type in Word. A workbook can contain multiple worksheets where the data is stored and manipulated in the columns and rows.

            When you first open Excel, a startup screen appears. This startup screen lets you create a new workbook from the template list at the right side of the screen. If you already opened a workbook, you can view a similar screen by clicking the “File” tab in the Ribbon. Then select the “New” command at the left side of the backstage view. Then a list of templates appears at the right side of the backstage view.

            You can then create a new workbook from one of the many templates available by clicking the desired template. To create a new blank workbook in Excel, click the “Blank workbook” template choice in the section at the right.

Create a New Workbook in Excel - Instructions: A picture of the workbooks templates in Excel.

Create a New Workbook in Excel – Instructions: A picture of the workbooks templates in Excel.

Create a New Workbook in Excel: Instructions

  1. To create a new workbook in Excel from the startup screen, open the Excel application.
  2. Alternatively, to create a new workbook in Excel if you already opened a workbook, click the “File” tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Then select the “New” command at the left side of the backstage view.
  4. Using either method then shows a list of workbook templates at the right side of the backstage view.
  5. To create a new workbook in Excel from one of the listed templates, click one of the templates.
  6. To create a new blank workbook, instead, click the “Blank workbook” template choice.

Create a New Workbook in Excel: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Creating New Workbooks,” shows how to create workbooks in Excel. This video lesson is from our complete Excel training, titled “Mastering Excel Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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