Document/Workbook Window

Just below the application window is the document or workbook window.

This is the window where the spreadsheet information will appear. If this window is not maximized, the top of this window also contains a document title bar which will display the filename. Below the title bar is a grid matrix area where information will be displayed or entered. There is a vertical scroll bar on the right margin, a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom right, and sheet tab controls at the bottom left. Each of these items is listed and described below.

Title Bar

This will only appear if the document window is not maximized. It displays the workbook (file) name. The name on a blank application would be Book1, Book2, etc., depending on how many windows are open. You can click on this title bar and drag it to move the window. The control menu box is at the left end and the minimize and maximize buttons are on the right end. (The minimize and maximize buttons look different on Windows 3.1.)

Workbook Page
Contains the grid matrix of cells (defined below) where the spreadsheet information will be entered or found. The column headings are referenced by alphabetic characters and the rows are referenced by numbers found on the left. The area where the column letters and row numbers are found is called the frame.

Scroll Bars
The scroll bars are used to view different parts of the spreadsheet. You use the vertical scroll bar at the right margin to move vertically or the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom right to move horizontally.

Sheet Tabs and Scrolling Buttons
Tabs appear at the bottom of the document window with names of Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3, etc. (Refer to the diagram above.) You can go to another sheet by clicking on a different tab. Also, the scrolling buttons appear to the left of the tabs; they allow you to scroll more quickly through the sheets.

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