# Spreadsheets - Starter. Spreadsheets “VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet program available for PC.” “…application that turned the microcomputer from a.

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Spreadsheets “VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet program available for PC.” “…application that turned the microcomputer from a hobby for computer enthusiasts into a serious business tool.” “VisiCalc sold over 700,000 copies in six years.” VisiCalc

Spreadsheets This weeks topic is ‘Spreadsheets’ We will be using this to calculate information about different dinosaurs

Learning Objectives: Learning Outcome: Recognise and use cell references Use the fill handle Create and use simple formulae Apply formatting to a spreadsheet Be able to state an example formula Objectives and Outcomes

A spreadsheet is 'software' which consists of a grid which can contain 'text', 'numbers' and 'formulae'. Spreadsheets can be used for making models, predicting and producing graphs. In school we use 'Excel' What is a Spreadsheet?

A page made up of Columns ROWS Cells Worksheet

Each cell has a name from the COLUMN and the ROW it is in. A1 Cell Reference

Animal Cost per week to feed each animal Number of animals Total cost per week for animals Lion£100£0 Tiger£100 Zebra£50 Elephant£100 Snake£20 Penguin£10 Total cost £0 Each cell can contain text, numbers (or a formula - which you don’t see ) Adding Data

Click and drag to transfer a formula into other cells. What about patterns though?! Fill Handle

Sometimes you will have to show Excel the pattern by highlighting 2 or 3 first Fill Handle

Format border Fill cell colour Text colour Change font style Formatting

Undo/Redo Sort Merge/Unmerge cells Charts Changing cell values Formatting

Format text Alignment Change font size More Buttons

All formula must start with = To add something, use + To subtract something, use - To multiply something, use * To divide something, use / Formulas