Excel 2019 relies primarily on the onscreen element called the Ribbon, which is the means by which you select the vast majority of Excel commands. In addition, Excel 2019 sports a single toolbar called the Quick Access toolbar, some context-sensitive buttons and command bars in the form of the Quick Analysis tool and mini-bar, along with a number of task panes such as Clipboard, Research, Thesaurus, and Selection to name a
Among the features supported when selecting a certain style and formatting commands are the Live Preview, which shows you how your actual worksheet data will appear in a particular font, table formatting, and so on before you actually apply it. Excel also supports an honest-to-goodness Page Layout view that displays rulers and margins along with headers and footers for every worksheet. Page Layout view has a zoom slider at the
bottom of the screen that enables you to zoom in and out on the spreadsheet data instantly. The Backstage view attached to the File tab on the Excel Ribbon enables you to get at-a-glance information about your spreadsheet files as well as save, share, preview, and print them. Last but not least, Excel 2019 is full of pop-up galleries that make spreadsheet formatting and charting a real breeze, especially with the program’s Live
The following table lists some of the actions that you may want to carry out and indicates the Ribbon tabs and groups where the associated commands for these actions may be found in Excel 2019:
Excel 2019 Sleek Look and Feel
If you’re coming to Excel 2019 from Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, the first thing you notice about the Excel 2019 user interface is its comparatively flat and decidedly less colorful display. Gone entirely are the contoured command buttons and color-filled Ribbon and pull-down menu graphics along with any hint of the gradients and shading so prevalent in the earlier versions. The Excel 2019 screen is so stark that even its worksheet column and row borders lack any color, and the shading is reserved for only the columns and rows that are currently selected in the worksheet itself.
The look and feel for Excel 2019 (indeed, all the Office 2019 apps) is all part of the Windows 10 user experience. This latest version of the Windows operating system was developed primarily to work across a wide variety of devices from desktop and laptop to tablets and smartphones, devices with much smaller screen sizes and where touch often is the means of selecting and manipulating screen objects. With an eye toward making
this touch experience as satisfying as possible on all these devices, Microsoft redesigned the interface of both its new operating system and Office 2019 application programs: It attempted to reduce the graphical complexity of many screen elements as well as make them as responsive as possible on touchscreen devices.
The result is a snappy Excel 2019, regardless of what kind of hardware you run it on. And the new, somewhat plainer and definitely flatter look, while adding to Excel 2019’s robustness on any device, takes nothing away from the program’s functionality.