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TERMS EXCEL LESSON 2

Excel Terms Lesson 2

Excel Terms Lesson 2

 

Formula- An instruction Excel uses to calculate a number.

 

Mathematical Operations- Symbols used in mathematical operations: + for addition, - for subtraction, * for multiplication, / for division, and ^ for exponentiation

 

Order of Operation- The order in which Excel performs the calculations specified in a formula.

 

Macro- A small recorded program created in Excels Visual Basic programming language to automate repetitive actions.

 

Virus- A computer program that can infect other files when loaded into the computers memory.

 

Range- A block of cells in an Excel worksheet.

 

Contiguous Range- A block of adjacent cells in a worksheet.

 

Noncontiguous range- A block of cells in a worksheet that are not necessarily adjacent to each other

 

Format- To apply attributes to cell data to change the appearance of the worksheet.

 

Percentage Format- A style that displays decimal numbers as a percentage.

 

Font- The typeface or design of the text.

 

Font size- The measurement of the typeface in points (1/72) of an inch

 

Comma Format- A style that displays numbers with a thousands separator (,)

 

Currency Format- A style that displays dollar signs ($) immediately preceding the number and includes a thousands separator (,)

 

Accounting Format- A style that vertically aligns with dollar signs ($), thousands separators (,) and decimal points.

 

Relative call Reference- A cell that addresses referenced in a copied formula that changes based on the new formula location

 

Auto Fill A method used to copy data from a cell or range of cells to an adjacent cell or range of cells by dragging the fill handle

 

Fill Handle- The small square located in the lower right corner of the active cell

 

Absolute cell reference- A cell address referenced in a copied formula that does not change based on the new formula location.

 

Print Preview- The command used to display a worksheet and see how it will look when it is printed.

 

HTML- Hypertext Markup language, used to publish information on the World Wide Web

 

World Wide Web- A network of computers located in businesses, research foundations, schools, and homes that allows users to share and search for information.

 

Web Page- Information published on the World Wide Web, which can include text, graphics, and links to other pages

 

Web Browser Software that enables you to view Web Sites on the internet.

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