Opening/Closing a Workbook(s)in Microsoft Excel 2010

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In this article, we will learn how we can open and close the Workbook(s) in Microsoft Excel 2010.

Sometimes, we open the Excel workbook as new workbook when we are already working on Excel worksheet, and want to open a new workbook or existing workbook. Also, we will learn how we can close the workbook in this article.

Open Workbook(s)

To open a New workbook, follow below given steps:-

  • Click on the Start button.


  • All the software, tools, and files will appear.
  • Click on All Programs.


  • Where you need to find Microsoft Office.
  • Click on Microsoft office’s folder
  • All Microsoft Office’s tools will appear.


  • Click on Excel 2010.

If you are already working on Excel workbook and want to open new workbook, just press Ctrl+N on your keyboard.

And if you want any existing workbook while working on Excel worksheet, then  you need to follow below given steps:-

  • Click on File tab in the main menu.


  • Click on Open.


  • You can choose the place where the file is saved.
  • Just click with the Mouse on file.
  • Workbook will get open.

Close a Workbook(s)

To close a workbook, follow below given steps:-

  • Click on File tab in the main menu.


  • Click on Close.


  • If the file gets saved then, it will get closed, otherwise, you will get a message “Want to save changes in xxxxx.xls”.


  • If you want to save changes just click on Save, and if you do not wanted to save the file just click on don’t save otherwise you can click on cancel.

You can use short cut key as well press Alt>F>C on your keyboard in Microsoft Excel.

These are the ways to open or close a workbook in Microsoft Excel.

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