Continuing on with our “What’s inside Excel Everest?”, which showcases the introductory, “why is this important?” paragraphs found within Excel Everest Excel tutorial.
…why is it important to learn?..
What’s new in Excel 2007?
Microsoft completely re-thought Excel with their release of Excel 2007. Users across the world who were familiar with previous versions of Excel sat down in their office chairs after purchasing the new version and clicked opened their shiny new software to find a foreign environment, a place where all the buttons were rearranged, new features were incorporated, charting was different, and pivot tables were unrecognizable. Though Excel 2007 takes some adjusting if you’re used to the previous versions, the new features in Excel 2007 are very slick and very powerful, and Microsoft patched up many problems in Excel 2003. It’s a solid upgrade.
This section of Excel Everest is most beneficial for those who’ve been working in previous versions of Excel and decided to make the switch, but it also serves as a good introduction to the various features and tools in Excel 2007 for those who are starting out in Excel 2007. We’ll first talk briefly about some of the bigger, more exciting new features in Excel 2007 and then we’ll take a close look at the ribbon to help you get familiar with the look of the software and make it so you’re able to find what you need easily.