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Is that ad bar on the right side annoying? Better get used to it, because there’s no obvious way to remove it (that’s a cue for resourceful hackers if I ever saw one). In this case, using the new Search and Navigation pane was enough to push part of the current document out of the editing window.
Several advanced features from the full program are unavailable in Starter edition—especially Reviewing tools and the option to use macros and add-ins. But bread-and-butter features like these slick picture editing tools are identical to those in the for-pay versions.
Compare the ribbon in the Starter Edition (shown here) to the one in the unrestricted version of Excel and you’ll see that four tabs are missing, making it difficult to work with data connections and impossible to use PivotTables.