EXCEL KEY TERMS

EXCEL KEY TERMS

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Worksheet a spreadsheet that contains formulas functions, values, text, and visual aids.
Fill handle the small black square at the bottom right corner of a cell.
Name box displays the address of the cell currently used in the worksheet.
insert function clicking on this enables you to search for and select a function to insert into the active cell.
Spreadsheet an electronic file that contains a grid of columns and rows containing related data
formula bar displays the content in the active cell
select all click it to select everything contained in the active worksheet
column heading the letters above the columns, such as A, B, C and so on
row heading the numbers to the left of the rows such as 1,2,,3 and so on.
sheet tabs located at the bottom left corner of the window, shows the names of the worksheets contained in the workbook; defaults are sheet 1 sheet 2 and sheet 3
insert worksheet click this button to add a worksheet to a workbook
sheet navigation buttons if the workbook contains several worksheets they may not all be displayed so use this button to display the first previous next to last or last worksheet.
status bar located at the bottom of the window, it displays info about a selected command or operation progress.
cell is the intersection of a column and a row
cell address identifies a cell by a column letter and a row number
active cell the current cell, indicated by a dark border.
arrow keys move one cell in the direction of the arrow.
tab key moves right one cell in the direction of the arrow
text includes letters numbers symbols and spaces
value is a number that represents a quantity or an amount
formula a combination of cell references operators values and/r functions used to perform a calculation, all equations must begin with an equal sign.
auto fill allows you to copy the contents of a cell or cell range or to continue a sequence by dragging the fill handle over an adjacent cell or range of cells
workbook a file containing related worksheets

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