Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

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Term Definition
Worksheet A spreadsheet that contains formulas, functions, values, text, and visual aids.
Fill handle Is 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(text, value, date, or formula) 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, Sheet 3. You can rename these and also insert more worksheets.
Insert Worksheet Click this button to add a new worksheet to the 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 information 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 same row.
Text Includes letters, numbers, symbols,and spaces.
Value Is a number that represents a quality or an amount.
Formula Is a combination of cell references, operators, values, and/or functions used to perform a calculation. All formulas 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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