You can make your Excel spreadsheets more appealing by choosing a graphics file to serve as a background for a
spreadsheet similar to the wallpaper that you may display on your Windows desktop.
If you prefer to avoid the empty workbook to be created when Excel starts up, you can do so by editing the
command line that is used to start Excel.
Excel 2016 automatically creates one worksheet in each new workbook, but you can force it to create as many
worksheets as you need.
The Excel TEXT function enables you to specify numbers and date format.
Using the Hide command, you can hide the data and formulas from "inquisitive minds". But some of them
still can use the Unhide command. Nevertheless, you can completely hide the Excel spreadsheet so that it will
be needed some VBA programming to unhide it.
Excel offers you an ability to assign user-level permissions to different areas on a protected spreadsheet.
You can specify which users can edit a particular range while the spreadsheet is protected. As an option,
you can require a password to make changes.
With Excel built-in tools you can easily work together on workbooks and monitor who, when and what changes
made. E.g., track project status and tasks.
Working with large and complex Excel workbooks, especially when entering large amounts of data, no one is
protected from accidental changes in formulas, formats, and other spreadsheet elements. But you can protect
yourself from too much work on finding and eliminating such errors by protecting the individual spreadsheet
You can significantly reduce the number of errors in data entry in Excel by protecting changes of specific
spreadsheets (worksheets) and cells.
Sometimes it is necessary to compare two Excel worksheets. E.g., compare balance sheets for different
periods of time. You can do it by comparing spreadsheets side by side in two automatically linked windows.