Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet -A spreadsheet (or worksheet) is an arrangement of cells in columns and rows used to organize, analyze, calculate, and report information, usually in numerical form.

What are they for?

Spreadsheets are used to organize data. They can be used to balance a checkbook, or calculate car loans etc. Something spreadsheets are used for that may be a little more familiar to you is grading. Teachers use spreadsheets to contain all of your daily grades.

Spreadsheets in Busnesses

Entrepreneurs have to use spreadsheets in the business industry pretty often.  In businesses they are used for payroll and financial statements. Without spreadsheets business would be very disorganized.    

Creating a Spreadsheet

There are three main parts to a spreadsheet, you have cells, columns, and rows. Here's the vocabulary:

                 Cells- individual locations on a spreadsheet (intersection of a row and                             column)

                 Columns- identified by letters of the alphabet (vertical) Column A                                          refers to all of the contents in a vertical range of cells in the                                    first column of the spreadsheet.

                 Row- identified by numbers (horizontal)

Cell Specifics

Here are a few more important words-

      Cell range- refers to a group of adjacent cells

      Cell address- a specific location. It is the Column letter and Row number.                                   The cell address is also called the cell reference.

        Active Cell-  The cell that is selected. It is the cell that is ready to receive                                    information

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