2 Spreadsheet Basics Find the Spreadsheet Basics Study Guide Fill in the answers while viewing this presentationMake sure that you review the presentation until you know the spreadsheet basics and terminologyHave a nice day!!!
3 What is a spreadsheet? Spreadsheets are: Applications that track, analyze, and chart numeric informationUsed by business, industry, education, and individuals to make financial decisionsAccounting documentsAlso called worksheetsExcel is an electronic spreadsheet program
4 The four major parts of Excel are: WorksheetsEnter, calculate, manipulate, and analyze data such as numbers and text. The term worksheet usually means the same thing as spreadsheet.ChartsPictorially represent data. Create two- and three- dimensional charts3. DatabasesDatabases manage data. Sort data, search for specific data and select data that satisfy a criteria4. Web SupportSave workbooks or worksheets in HTML format to be viewed and manipulated using a browser
5 Excel WorkbookWhen Excel starts, a new blank workbook is created called Book 1Excel file – saved as workbookContains worksheets – individuals pages in the workbookContains 3 worksheets by defaultMore worksheets can be added to the workbookMaximum # of worksheets – 255
7 This is the EXCEL window Find the Excel window in your study guide packet and label the parts using the next slide.
8 Sizing Buttons Minimize, Restore, Close Cell Pointer (Active Cell) Title BarMenu BarSizing Buttons Minimize, Restore, CloseName BoxColumnStandard ToolbarCell Pointer (Active Cell)Formatting ToolbarTask PaneFormula BarCellRowScroll barsSheet Tab ButtonsStatus BarTask Bar
9 Excel Definitions Rows Horizontal information, labeled 1, 2, 3 Columns Vertical information, labeled A, B, C.XLS – Automatic Excel document extension.xls is saved on each Excel workbook fileCell Addresses the coordinates of the intersecting column and rowA1, F10, H233 are examples of cell addressesFor example: A1 is the 1st cell (left side) at the top row of the worksheet gridCell References Use cell references in formulas
10 Excel Definitions Name Box displays active cell address Located at top left in the Excel windowFor example: B35The active cell is in column B, row 35Formula Bar displays the active cell entryCells can contain:Labels or textValues or numbersFormulas or functionsRange Two or more cells or a group of cellsB3:D3 is a range of cellsThis range of cells includes cells B3 through D3
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