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A powerful spreadsheet program that is

easy to use and allows you to store,


manipulate, analyze, and visualize data.

Excel stores spreadsheets in documents


called workbooks.

Each workbook is made up of individual


worksheets.

Spreadsheet: An electronic spreadsheet software is


commonly known as a spreadsheet. It can be used to
solve a large variety of problems related to numeric
computations, data analysis and modeling.
Worksheet: The part of the spreadsheet used for
entering data along with the data filled in it is called

worksheet.
Workbook: A file which contains multiple worksheets
is called a workbook.

Rows and Columns: A worksheet consists of a grid of

rows and columns. Each row is identified by a row


number and each column is identified by a column
label. The row number and column labels are unique.
There are 65536 rows and 256 columns in Excel.
Cell: The intersection of a row and a column is

known as a cell. Data is entered in the cells of the


worksheet.

EXCEL WINDOW COMPONENTS

SPREADSHEET FEATURES
Home Tab

This is the most used tab; it incorporates all text and cell
formatting features such as font and paragraph changes.
The Home Tab also includes basic spreadsheet formatting
elements such as text wrap, merging cells and cell style.

Insert Tab
This tab allows you to insert a variety of items into a
document from pictures, clip art, and headers and
footers.

SPREADSHEET FEATURES
Page Layout Tab
This tab has commands to adjust page such as
margins, orientation and themes.

Formulas Tab
This tab has commands to use when creating Formulas.
This tab holds an immense function library which can
assist when creating any formula or function in your
spreadsheet.

SPREADSHEET FEATURES
Data Tab
This tab allows you to modifying worksheets with large
amounts of data by sorting and filtering as well as
analyzing and grouping data.

Review Tab
This tab allows you to correct spelling and grammar issues
as well as set up security protections. It also provides the
track changes and notes feature providing the ability to
make notes and changes someones document.

SPREADSHEET FEATURES
View Tab
This tab allows you to change the view of your
document including freezing or splitting panes, viewing
gridlines and hide cells.

ADVANTAGES OF SPREADSHEETS
No manual calculations are required. Hence, the
chances of errors are less. Also, the computations are
performed at a very high speed.
Data can be related through formulas. No manual
recalculations is required when any of the data values
in the worksheet is changed.
Changes can be made as and when required.
Data in the worksheet can be saved, retrieved and
printed as and when required.
Data can be presented in a graphical form.
Complex computations can be performed with the help
of functions.