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Terms Excel Lesson 1
Terms Excel

Lesson 1



Exercise 1

Workbook - An Excel file with one or more worksheets.

Worksheet - The work area for calculating data made up of columns and rows separated by gridlines.

Cell - A cell is the intersection of a column and a row on a worksheet.

Active cell - The active cell contains the cell pointer.

Formula bar - As you enter data into a cell, it simultaneously appears in the formula bar, which is located above the worksheet frame.

Cell reference - The location of a cell in a worksheet identified by the column letter and row number.

Scroll - The way to view locations on the worksheet without changing the active cell.

Exercise 2

Blank workbook - The Excel default workbook contains three worksheet tabs or sheets.

Label - A text entry in a cell.

Defaults - The standard settings Excel uses in its software, such as column width or number of pages in a workbook.

Exercise 3

AutoComplete - A feature used to complete an entry based on previous entries made in the column containing the active cell.

Pick From List - A shortcut used to insert repeated information.

AutoCorrect - A feature used to automate the correction of frequently typed errors.

Undo - The command used to reverse one or a series of editing actions.

Redo - The command used to repeat an undo action.

Spelling checker - A tool used to assist you in correcting typographical errors.

Exercise 4

Value - A number entered on the worksheet.

Numeric label - A number entered in the worksheet as a label, not as a value.

Label prefix - An apostrophe (') used to indicate that a number should be used as a numeric label.

Standard column width - The default number of characters that display in a column based on the standard font.

Exercise 5

Source file - The file that contains the data to be copied.

Destination file - The file that receives the data.

Drag-and-drop - A method to move or copy a range of cells by dragging the border of a selection from one location in a worksheet and dropping it in another.

Internet - A world-wide network of computers located in businesses, research foundations, schools, and/or homes that allows users to share and search for information.