Excel's Environment and Interface

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   Changing the Color of Worksheet Gridlines
Want the gridlines in your worksheet to be a different color? You aren't limited to stodgy black; Excel lets you make them just about any color you want. Here's how to make the change.

   Getting Rid of the Startup Spreadsheet
When you start Excel, you normally see a blank worksheet displayed. Here's how to get rid of it.

   Precision and Number Display
Do you need to work with very precise numbers in your worksheets? If you do, then it is imperative you understand precision within Excel. How Excel handles precision and what it displays may be two entirely different things.

   Precision in Excel
The best way to understand why Excel provides the answers it does is to examine how it handles precision. This tip provides a high-level overview of precision, with a definite Excel flavor.

   Where is Toolbar Customization Information Stored?
When you make a change to one of Excel's toolbars, do you know where that change is stored? This tip explains the name and characteristics of the special file in which the customization is stored. Armed with this information you can transfer the customizations between systems and you can protect against loss of the information.

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