Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet software. Whether you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, or a mobile device such as a tablet or phone, it’s easy to open and view an Excel spreadsheet in Windows.
1. Open Microsoft Excel
The first step to opening an Excel spreadsheet in Windows is to open up the Microsoft Excel program. In most versions of Windows, Excel will be located within the Start Menu. If it’s not there, use the Windows 10 search box to look it up. Microsoft Excel can also be opened from the app section on the Windows 10 Start menu.
2. Browse For Your Spreadsheet
Once you have opened the Excel software, you will need to locate the spreadsheet you want to open. Click on “File” at the top of your screen and then choose “Open.” A dialog box will appear. Select the folder containing your Excel spreadsheet and click “Open.”
3. Select the File
You will be taken to the folder where your spreadsheet is located. It should appear in the list of available files. Click on the file to highlight it and then click the “Open” button to open it up in the Excel program window.
4. View the Spreadsheet
Your Excel spreadsheet should now be open and visible in Excel. Depending on the complexity of the spreadsheet, you may need to scroll down or across to view all of the cells. Use the zoom buttons on the bottom right of the screen to zoom in or out to get a better view.
5. Edit the Spreadsheet
At this point, you can make any changes to the spreadsheet you like. You can enter data, change formulas, move data around, and so much more. Be sure to save your changes whenever you’re done making them.
6. Close the Spreadsheet
To close the spreadsheet, click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of your screen and then select “Close.” Or, if you don’t want to save your changes, select “Don’t Save” when prompted.
Opening and viewing an Excel spreadsheet in Windows is quick and simple. With just a few clicks, you can easily access your spreadsheet and get to work.