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Excel as a Spreadsheet Definition: A spreadsheet is a computer program that organizes data into rows and columns, for computing desired calculations and making overall adjustments based on new data.
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Cells Contain: Labels Data Numbers Text Formulas Cell Contents A cell is an intersection of a row (numbers) and a column (letters).
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Addressing Columns are designated by alphabetical values such as A, B, C …. Rows are designated by numerical values such as 1, 2, 3 …. Individual cells are designated by ordered pairs containing the row and column designation such as A1,C2, B15 …. Cells can be given names by typing a label into the name box and pressing enter C2
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Entering Data To enter data, move the mouse pointer to the cell into which you would like to enter data. Left click the mouse Enter the data
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Formulas Cell can also contain formulas. The formula can perform mathematical operations using data from other cells.
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Entering Formulas To enter a formula into a cell: Select the cell Type an equal sign(=) Enter formula. Formula may include values in other cells. These are referenced by the cell address
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Operators Arithmetic operator Meaning (Example) + (plus sign) Addition (3+3) – (minus sign) Subtraction (3–1) Negation (–1) * (asterisk) Multiplication (3*3) / (forward slash) Division (3/3) % (percent sign) Percent (20%) ^ (caret) Exponentiation (3^2)
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Order of Operations Formulas calculate values in a specific order. A formula in Excel
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