How to Open a Blank Excel File

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Excel is easy at the beginning level and never worry even you never use Excel before. This tutorial will help you quickly go over all the key Excel components from the scratch.

First thing first, there are a couple of different ways to open an Excel file and all depends on your preference. Please follow the steps below to open a blank Excel workbook in different ways or check how to resize or close an Excel.

1. Open a blank Excel from Desktop

The most common way is to open a file from the desktop.

Step 1: Once you have the Microsoft installed on your computer, you will see the Excel icon on the desktop. Move your mouse to the shortcut icon on the desktop, double click;

Step 2: From the list, please click “Blank workbook” in the new window;

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Step 3: A new Excel file will open.

2. Open a blank Excel from Start Menu

If you have many working files and want to open another blank Excel, one of the options is to open it from the start menu, please see steps below to open an Excel file from Start Menu:

Step 1: Click "Start button" at the left bottom;

Step 2: From the menu list, click on the Excel 2016 icon;

Step 3: Click “Blank workbook”;

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3. Open a blank Excel from Taskbar

It is always convenient to open an Excel file from Taskbar, please remember this works when you have no other open Excel files. If you have one or multiple Excel files already open, it will return to the opened ones.

Step 1: Move your mouse to the "Taskbar" at the bottom and click the Excel icon;

Step 2: Click “Blank workbook” in the new window;

4. Open a blank Excel from an Open Workbook

Another convenient way to open a blank Excel file is from the open workbook.

Step 1. In an open Excel file, click the "File" tab from the Ribbon;

Step 2. Click “New” from the navigation bar on the left, and click “Blank workbook”.

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