How to Close Excel File and Program


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In this tutorial, we will discuss in detail about some ways that you can use to close an excel program.

The way to close excel is very important to know if you often use this program in your daily work. The knowledge will make you free to do other works if you have finished the data processing job in your spreadsheet file.

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Excel Closing Method 1: Using the Top Right Exit Button


  1. Click the X mark with a red background on the top right of your excel program(top left in Mac)

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 1-1

  2. If you haven’t saved the latest update in your excel file, then there will be a dialog box shown up. Click Save to save your latest update on it or click Don’t Save if you don’t want to

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 1-2




Excel Closing Method 2: Using the Quit Menu


  1. Click the excel symbol or text on the top left

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 2-1

  2. Click Quit

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 2-2

  3. If you haven’t saved the latest update in your excel file, then there will be a dialog box shown up. Click Save to save your latest update on it or click Don’t Save if you don’t want to

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 2-3




Excel Closing Method 3: Press Shortcut Buttons


  1. Press Alt + F4 buttons (Command + Q in Mac) at the same time. If you want to close only your current workbook, then press Ctrl + F4 (Command + W in Mac)
  2. If you haven’t saved the latest update in your excel file, then there will be a dialog box shown up. Click Save to save your latest update on it or click Don’t Save if you don’t want to

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 3-2




Excel Closing Method 4: Using the Task Manager (Activity Monitor in Mac)


  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete buttons at the same time (Command + Spacebar and type “Activity Monitor” in Mac)
  2. Find the excel program, highlight it, then click End Task

    How to Close Excel File and Program - Screenshot of Step 4-2



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Exercise

After understanding the methods to close the excel file above, now is the time for you to practice. Open the Excel program on your computer and try each method above to close it. Can you do it?



Additional Note

Make sure you have saved your work before you exit excel! If you don’t, then all your works won’t be saved and you must start working from the beginning again.

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