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Excel Vocabulary

Spreadsheet Present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using both basic and complex arithmetic operations and functions.
Workbook A spreadsheet program file that you create in Excel. A workbook contains worksheets of rows and columns in which you can enter and calculate data.
Worksheet The primary document that you use in Excel to store and work with data. Also called a spreadsheet. A worksheet consists of cells that are organized into columns and rows; a worksheet is always stored in a workbook.
Workbook Window Window where the workbook is.
Cell A box formed by the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet or a table, in which you enter information.
Sheet Tab The current worksheet that is being displayed.
Active Worksheet The sheet that you're working on in a workbook. The name on the tab of the active sheet is bold.
Workspace Space available to work with.
Columns Labelled by letters
Rows Labelled by numbers
Headings The colored row of letters used to identify each column within the sheet, workbook. Located above the row one.
Cell Reference The set of coordinates that a cell occupies on a worksheet.
Name Box Box at left end and of the formula bar that identifies the selected cell, chart item, or drawing object
Formula Bar A bar at the top of the Excel window that you use to enter or edit values or formulas in cells or charts. Displays the constant value or formula stored in the active cell.
Formula A sequence of values, cell references, names, functions, or operators in a cell that together produce a new value. Always begins with an equal sign (=)
Relative Reference In a formula, the address of a cell based on the relative position of the cell that contains the formula and the cell referred to. If you copy the formula, the reference automatically adjusts. (ex.: A1)
Absolute Reference Absolute references remain constant, no matter where they are copied. (ex.: $A$1)
Mixed Reference A mixed cell reference is either an absolute column and relative row or absolute row and relative column. (ex.: $A1)
Active Cell The selected cell in which data is entered when you begin typing. Only one cell is active at a time. The active cell is bounded by a heavy border.
Enter Data process of entering data in a cell in a worksheet.
Range Two or more cells on a sheet. The cells in a range can be adjacent or non-adjacent.
Gridlines Lines you can add to a chart that makes it easier to view and evaluate data. Gridlines extend from the tick marks on an axis across the plot area.
TRUE/FALSE: Rows are labelled by letters FALSE
TRUE/FALSE: You can create multiple types of graphs on excel. TRUE
TRUE/FALSE: You may not have more than 1 sheet in a workbook. FALSE
TRUE/FALSE: You can calculate data using excel. TRUE
TRUE/FALSE: J2 is a relative reference. TRUE
TRUE/FALSE: You can not add rows between present rows. FALSE
TRUE/FALSE: You can fit all rows and columns into one page when printing. TRUE
TRUE/FALSE: You may write equations in cells. TRUE
TRUE/FALSE: Equations begin with an equal sign (=). TRUE
TRUE/FALSE: You have to manually sort your data in alphabetical order. FALSE
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