how can i start using excel for the first time?

i cant figure out how to get excel to work for me and im a first time user of 
it? i Cant get nothing to work on it? can anyone please help me here

Scheffer (1)
12/15/2004 11:39:02 PM
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Can you get Excel to start up?

Can you get a blank workbook to open via File>New?

For basics on Excel see..........

Microsoft Training Courses.

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 15:39:02 -0800, "Paul Scheffer" <Paul> wrote:

>i cant figure out how to get excel to work for me and im a first time user of 
>it? i Cant get nothing to work on it? can anyone please help me here

12/16/2004 12:26:29 AM
Paul Scheffer wrote:
> i cant figure out how to get excel to work for me and im a first time
user of
> it? i Cant get nothing to work on it? can anyone please help me here

doomhilda (1)
12/16/2004 12:37:04 AM

Can you get Excel to start up?

Can you get a blank workbook to open via File>New?

For basics on Excel see..........

Microsoft Training Courses.

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

>On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 15:39:02 -0800, "Paul Scheffer" <Paul
>> wrote:
>>i cant figure out how to get excel to work for me and im a first time user of 
>>it? i Cant get nothing to work on it? can anyone please help me here

12/16/2004 12:51:10 AM

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