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Worksheet

Electronic grid in which you can perform numeric calculations.

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Workbook

Excel file that contains one or more worksheets.

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Spreadsheets

References to both worksheets and workbooks.

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Cell

The intersection of a row and a column in an Excel worksheet of a Word table.

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Active Cell

In an Excel worksheet, the current location of the cell pointer.

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Cell Pointer

Blue border surrounding the active cell.

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Cell Address

Specific location of a cell in a worksheet where a column and a row intersect.

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Name Box

Shows address of selected cell.

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Formula Bar

Shows content of selected cell, and is located right above the column headings.

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Cell Range

Group of cells that share boundaries.

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Label

Text that describes data in a worksheet.

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Values

Numeric data that can be used in calculations.

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Column Headings

In Excel, the boxes containing letters that appear in every column.

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Row Headings

In Excel, the boxes containing numbers that appear to the left of each row.

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AutoFit

A feature that automatically adjusts the width of a column or the height of a row to accommodate its widest or tallest entry.

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Formula

An equation that calculates a new value from existing values. Formulas can contain numbers, mathematical operators, cell references, and built-in equations called functions.

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Cell Reference

The address of a cell in an Excel worksheet that defines its location in the worksheet by column letter and row number (for example, A1), and that can be used in formulas and functions.

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Order of Operations (Order of Precedence for Arithmetic Operations)

The order in which Excel calculates a formula; the order of precedence is exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction. Calculations in parentheses are evaluated first.

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Relative Cell Referencing

In Excel, a cell reference that changes when copied to refer to cells relative to the new location. For example, the formula "=B5*C5" in cell D5 changes to "=B6*C6" when you copy the formula to cell D6.

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Functions

Prewritten formulas you can use instead of typing a formula from scratch. Each function includes the function name, a set of parentheses, and function arguments separated by commas and enclosed in parentheses.

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SUM

In Excel, the function used to calculate the total of the arguments.

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Argument

A value, cell reference, or text used in an Excel function. Commas or a colon separate arguments and parentheses enclose them; for example, AVERAGE(A1,10,5) or SUM(A1:A5).

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Portrait Orientation

A print setting that positions the document on the page so the page is taller than it is wide.

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Landscape Orientation

A layout orientation for a document that specifies to print the page so it is wider than it is tall.