# Excel Vocabulary and Notes

## Terms

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- active cell
- cell ready for data entry
- alignment
- When data is entered into a cell, labels will align on the left and values will align on the right.
- Cell
- Intersection of a row and a column and identified by a cell reference
- Cell range
- A selected group of cells that form a rectangle
- Cell Reference
- The column letter and the row number. Example: B12
- Column
- Identified by letters that appear at the top of the spreadsheet. (Vertical)
- Formula
- Equations with symbols for math operations. A formula begins with an equals sign. Example= B6+B7+B8+B9
- Function
- Special formulas that do not use operations to calculate a result. I.E. a shortcut formula. Example: =Sum(A6:A9)
- Label
- text, symbol, date, or number not used in calculations
- Rows
- identified by numbers that appear at the left of the spreadsheet. (Horizontal)
- Spreadsheet
- a program that allows you to use rows and columns of data to mange, predict, and present information
- value
- a number entered into a spreadsheet cell that will be used for calculations
- types of cell formatting
- general, number, currency, percentage, text, comma, date
- printing options
- (file, Page Setup): Portrait, Landscape, With/without gridlines, With/without row and column headings
- basic spreadsheet functions
- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
- data types
- labels (left default alignment), data expressed in words, symbols, dates, or numbers not used in calculations; values (right default alignment, data expressed in numbers; formulas (algebraic format of formulas)
- alternate input devices
- PDA, Tablet PC, Speech Recognition, virtual keyboard
- keyboard or menu commands
- mouse, arrow keys, enter
- personal/home uses
- budget, check book, car loans, grades, investments
- business uses
- payrolls, budgeting, investments, inventory costs, loan payments
- spreadsheet applications
- budgets, checkbook, product prices, payroll, financial statements, profit/loss statements, company bids
- textbox
- _____________ is movable resizable container for text or graphics
- linked object
- linked to source file
- source file
- updates the linked object
- external reference
- reference to cell or range of cells on sheet in another Excel workbook, or reference to defined name in another workbook
- linking
- __________ reference to cell or range of cells on sheet in another Excel workbook, or reference to defined name in another workbook
- linked objects
- use ______ ________ when u want information in destination file to be updated as source data changes
- embedded object
- no connection to source file