After upgrading to Office 2007, I have been bugged *every* time I closed the last worksheet using the X (close) button in the top-right corner. Unlike all previous versions, Excel 2007 continues to run with no worksheet. I did a quick search and found this nice tip. In a nutshell:
- Click the down arrow at the right of the Quick Access Toolbar and choose More Commands.
- Select All Commands in the Choose Commands From pull-down menu.
- Scroll down and select the Exit command.
- Click the Add button in the middle to add the Exit command to the list on the right. (Hint: If you want, you can select a command on the right move them up or down by clicking the up/down arrow buttons.)
- Click OK.
Now, if you really want to exit Excel, just click the X (Exit) button on the Quick Access Toolbar instead of the X close button.
(Thanks to Carol Bratt for writing up this tip!)
Now that you know about the Quick Access Toolbar, it’s a great place to put your frequently used commands or macros. I also like it positioned under the Ribbon which is easy to do by selecting Show Below the Ribbon.
Another option is to press Alt+F4. This exits Excel completely.