Rather than using the word document, Microsoft Excel says the word workbook. This is the file that Microsoft Excel generates.
Pages are present in every workbook, just as they are in a college workbook (though they are referred to as “sheets” in Excel). As the name suggests, a sheet is likely a massive spreadsheet split into cells (with 16,384 rows and 1,048,576 columns). Like Microsoft Word, various numbers, text strings, or equations can be joined in the cells and organized data.
Straightforward equations like =A2*3 multiply the contents of Cell A2 by 3, while more complicated formulas like =SUM (A3:A7) add the values of Cells A3 to A7 together. Functions are more complicated formulas.
The sheets may include a chart as a graphic representation of information or a PivotTable to help you summaries, analyze, and filter data fast and effectively.
Working with Microsoft Excel follows the same concepts as working with Microsoft Word. A tab ribbon is included in every Microsoft Office program (Home, Page Layout, Insert, Data, Formulas, View Review, and Help). In conjunction with these categories, a unique tab (Backstage) called File contains settings you may be familiar with from other programs (like Print, Save as, and Open). A Draw tab may be accessible for touchscreen devices (such as tablets and smartphones) that enable you to create various notes on the tables by sketching them quickly.
Every tab is even further subdivided into commands that are grouped. For instance, clipboards, Cells, Alignment, Font, Styles, numbers, and Editing are all in the Home group. A group is made up of instruction icons, each with its purpose.
Save, Repeat, and Undo is the defaults in the upper-left-hand region just above the menu; in the event of a workbook saved on a cloud (e.g., One Drive), AutoSave is available, as is Touch/Mouse Control on smartphones and tablets. These are used to save and revert to the workbook and repeat tasks in it. By pressing on the “arrow,” checking the relevant command, and, in certain circumstances, making an extra option under Other Commands, you may add more helpful commands.
The Name Box is positioned on the left side of the ribbon, below the ribbon, and to its right is the Formula Bar, which normally identifies the cell where the pointer is situated (for example, A1 at the start of the table). It normally displays the information of the cursor-pointed cell, which may be modified, erased, or filled in.
The spreadsheet is organized into many columns (16,384) and rows and is situated under the Name Box and Function Bar (1,048,576). The columns are denoted by letters, while numbers denote the rows.
Cells are the fields that make up the table. Each cell is assigned a unique identifier, such as G12 or A1. The column alphabet and row number are combined to form the cell location. Cell A1 is, for instance, Column A and Row 1.
The active cell is the one that is now marked, and it may be used to input text, figures, and formulae. To put it another way, these numbers may be structured (changing the size, color, and type, e.g., to a currency, percentage, number, or other expressions).
The arrow keys may be used to move the pointer between cells, or the mouse can hover over a cell and label it. There are computer shortcuts (a set of keys hit at the same time, shown in the list below by “+”) that let you navigate about the workbook more quickly:
The status bar at the bottom displays ready on the left (e.g., Ready updates to edit whenever a value is put into the cell, or it is updated).
The scroll bar, which is placed on the far right, enables you to expand in or separate the information of a sheet so that a reader can read them. To the left side of the scroll bar, you can see the existing display modes: Page Layout, Normal, and Page Break Previews.
Excel will display simple computations such as the AVERAGE, SUM, and COUNT in the center of the status bar in various scenarios (including when non-empty cells are highlighted). By bringing up the popup menu (mouse cursor button) just above the status bar and selecting the appropriate option, they may be applied to any other function.