Spreadsheets – What is MS EXCEL Spreadsheet

What is MS Excel Spreadsheets

 Microsoft Excel is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite of Programmes.  Basically it is a spreadsheet, which keeps data in a template of rows and columns.

What can you do with spreadsheet?

There are many things you can do when using spreadsheet–

  • you can perform calculations
  • make small databases
  • create accounts of a small company
  • make a financial report
  • make a result card of all the students of a school
  • keep record of attendance of an organization
  • created graphs
  • create charts and
  • much more…

Different parts of a spreadsheet

Let’s start with a simple spreadsheet.  When you first open Microsoft Excel, this is what you will see:

Spreadsheets – MS EXCEL

As we can see some parts are looking very similar to other Microsoft programmes; for example the Menu Bar and the Tool Bar.

There is a formula bar which is designed specifically for Excel and it is here that you can select mathematical formulas you may need.

There are a plethora of options and it is worth spending some time, exploring these, or watching a video on the many ways you can use Excel.

The main part is called the worksheet – it consists of a grid of rows and columns – where they intersect, we have a cell.  Each cell can be named, as in a grid position.  Check cell number A1 – in the top left hand corner.  There are essential for performing mathematical tasks.

At the bottom of the page there are 3 tabs – Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3 – each worksheet contains these, and each can be labelled as you wish.

How to learn spreadsheet

Practice finding cells, writing in cells, and erasing cells. This was just a quick overview of MS excel spreadsheet.  Detailed tutorials can be found on the internet. The best place to learn excel is support site of office

iamge source: products.office.com and baycongroup.com

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