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Excel 2003: Opening & Closing Files

Excel 2003: Opening & Closing Files

In Excel 2003, you can have several workbooks open at one time. Each workbook is individually represented by a button on your Windows Task Bar at the bottom of your screen. Files can be opened either from the Open Dialog box or from the Most Recently Used File List.

Figure 5. Open Dialog Box

From the Open Dialog Box, you can access all of the files currently saved on your computer. But, from the Most Recently Used File List, you only have access to up to nine of the most recent files you’ve worked with in Excel (although, the default number for this option is 4 workbooks).

Opening Files from the Most Recently Used File List

     
  1. Choose File on the Menu bar
     
  2.  
  3. Under Recent Documents, click the file you want to open
     

Opening Files from the Open Dialog Box

     
  1. Choose File on the Menu bar
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Open
     
  4.  
  5. Navigate to the folder that contains your file
     
  6.  
  7. Select your file
     
  8.  
  9. Click Open