The Microsoft web applications are scaled-down versions of the main programs created to allow users to collaborate and share information online.
You can create an entire spreadsheet in Excel’s online application, or, for example, you can upload the project that has been used as an example for Excel 2010 to the web workspace and view and modify it using the Excel web application. (See “Creating a Folder for Web Application” and “Uploading a File to Your Folder” at the end of Chapter 7, “Reviewing Documents and Working Online”).
In the case of a data table, information can be modified and added to the web application to supplement what was originally entered. For cells with formulas, functions, and other calculations, you can adjust figures so that they have different results and affect the display of charts based on the information.
Working with the online web application means not having to save your work; it is automatically stored online. From the web application, you can return directly to the desktop version of Excel 2010 to continue revising your work and use all the features of the Ribbon to complete your project.