Microsoft is designing the next generation of Excel to help you better visualize data and analyze trends faster. Excel 2007 beta 2 clusters its tools within tabs that make up a graphical Ribbon along the top of the screen.
The Ribbon along the top of Excel's interface presents a host of features for changing the appearance of a document.
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