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Live Preview and the Mini Toolbar

Two new features to Excel 2007 include Live Preview and the Mini Toolbar.

Live Preview occurs when you make a change to a selected item, such as changing the font of a cells contents, and Excel previews how it will look before you make your desired change.

The Mini Toolbar appears when you select the contents of a cell. A transparent toolbar that may not be that obvious at first glance is displayed. Hover the mouse over the toolbar to bring it to life.

The Mini Toolbar

If you decide you do not like either of these features you can switch them off. Click the Office Button and then Excel Options. The Excel Options dialogue box is displayed.

Switch off mini toolbar or live preview

With the Popular area selected the first two options are Show Mini Toolbar on selection and Enable Live Preview. Check or uncheck the options as necessary.

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