You need to change and save the default templates in excel to suit your exact requirements. First you need to find out from you help files where they are stored and what they are called. Open Excel and in help type "default template" that should take you to the relevant help file.
If not this microsoft Excel 2000 help file on the web may help you.
Tip: You must open the excel program, close the BOOK 1 that opens automatically and then open the template. You can`t open the template by double clicking the file in your explorer directories.