The first thing to understand is how to open and close the application.
Open TableauOpen Tableau Desktop by doing any of the following:
Double-click the Tableau icon
on your desktop.
Double-click a Tableau workbook or bookmark file. Tableau
files are typically stored in the My Tableau Repository folder of
your My Documents folder.
Drag a data source such as an Excel or Access file onto the
Tableau icon or the application window. Tableau automatically makes
a connection to the data source.
When you are done working in Tableau you should save your work and close the application. Close the application by doing one of the following:
the Close icon located in the right corner
of the application title bar.
If your workbook has not been saved, you will be asked whether you want to save it.