HOW TO: Create and Save a Microsoft Excel 2010 Workbook

This article is a guide on how to create and save a Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook. Microsoft Excel can be used to create many different types of spreadsheets. In this example, a generic blank Excel workbook will be used to demonstrate how to use the program.
  1. Click on the Start icon in the lower left corner of the screen.

    Start button

  2. Select All Programs.

    All Programs

  3. Now select Microsoft Office and then Microsoft Excel 2010.

    Microsoft Office menu

  4. With Excel has open, you’re presented with a blank workbook that will allow you to start creating an Excel workbook. There are also many other templates available and can be found by going to File and then New.

    New workbook

  5. Before beginning any work, it is important to save the workbook to your desktop. Click on File and then Save As. In the Save As dialog box, enter your own file name and select the location to save the file to. By default, it will usually be saved in the Documents folder. Once the location and name have been, set click on Save.

    Save As menu

    Save settings