How to Import and Open Files Directly in Excel


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What type of software is Excel?

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1. What type of files can be opened with Excel?

2. Which locations are offered by Excel to open a file?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you've learned about importing and opening files directly in Excel with these tools. Take this mobile-friendly quiz with questions on a variety of topics, including Excel's software type and the file types that can be opened in Excel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also be required to answer questions on these points on the quiz:

  • Locations for opening files through Excel
  • The reason you would want to import a file rather than opening it
  • Fixed Width vs. Delimited when you're importing files into Excel

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the possible locations for opening files in Excel and the reason for importing files instead of opening them
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on importing and opening files in Excel, such as the classification of Excel as a software program
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of files that can be opened in Excel

Additional Learning

To learn more about Microsoft Excel, feel free to look over the lesson called How to Import and Open Files Directly in Excel. The following areas of study will be considered:

  • First box that appears when you open Excel
  • Transforming files
  • Data menu and the Delimiter menu
  • File preview
  • Loading and editing files