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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 workbook 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 workbook templates in Excel.
Create a New Workbook in Excel – Instructions: A picture of the workbook 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 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 a new workbook in Excel. This video lesson is from our complete Excel tutorial, titled “Mastering Excel Made Easy v.2019 and 365.”

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