Absolute cell reference
Does not change when copied or moved to a new cell (EX 90).
The equation used to calculate values in a cell (EX 85).
Lets you determine when Excel calculates the formulas (EX 97).
Mixed cell reference
Cell references that contain both relative and absolute references (EX 91).
A constant (text or number) or cell reference used in a formula (EX 86).
A symbol that indicates the type of calculation to perform on operands (EX 86).
Order of evaluation
The sequence used to calculate the value of a formula (EX 87).
Allows you to point and click each cell in a formula rather than typing cell references (EX 92).
Relative cell reference
Adjusts to its new location when copied or moved (EX 90).
Makes adding long columns or rows of numbers simple to do (EX 93).
Automatic page break
Excel inserts this whenever it runs out of room on a page (EX 69).
Duplicates the cell's contents without affecting the original cell (EX 56).
The selected cell contents are placed as an item on the Clipboard and are removed from their original location (EX 56).
Copies a cells contents and/or formatting into an adjacent cell or range (EX 59).
Appears in the lower-right corner of the active cell or range, and is used to fill cells (EX 59).
Text that prints in the bottom margin of each page (EX 72).
You select rows and/or columns to remain visible on the screen as the rest of the worksheet scrolls (EX 63).
Text that prints in the top margin of each page (EX 72).
Worksheets printed in this orientation are wider than they are long (EX 68).
Manual page break
Insert this manually to start a new page (EX 69).
Blank spaces around the top, bottom, and sides of a page (EX 68).
View used when entering and formatting data in a worksheet (EX 67).
Office Clipboard (Clipboard)
A temporary storage area for up to 24 selections you copy or cut (EX 56).
Page Break Preview
Shows you the location of page breaks and allows you to change them easily (EX 69).
Page Layout view
View that is helpful when you prepare a worksheet for printing (EX 67).
Places the last item from the Clipboard into the cell or range selected in the worksheet (EX 56).
Worksheets printed in this orientation are longer than they are wide (EX 68).
Consists of the cells and ranges designated for printing (EX 69).
Designated rows and/or columns in a worksheet that print on each page (EX 71).
Enables you to resize a worksheet to print on a specific number of pages (EX 70).
Divides the worksheet window into two or four panes that you can scroll independently (EX 64).
The cell in the worksheet in which you can type data (EX 6).
The worksheet that is displayed in the work area (EX 10).
The intersection of a row and a column (EX 6).
Identifies the cell, and is formed by combining the cell's column letter and row number (EX 6).
Appears vertically and is identified by letters at the top of the worksheet window (EX 6).
Appears to the right of the Name Box and displays a formula when the cell of a worksheet contains a calculated value (AC 6).
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (Excel)
The spreadsheet program in Microsoft Office 2007 (EX 4).
Cell reference area located below the Ribbon, displays the cell reference of the active cell (EX 6).
A group of selected cells (EX 11).
How the range is identified; made up of the cell in its upper-left corner and the cell in its lower-left corner, separated by a colon (EX 11).
Appears horizontally and is identified by numbers on the left side of the worksheet window (EX 6).
Tab at the bottom of the worksheet window that displays the name of the worksheet (EX 6).
A grid of rows and columns in which you enter text, numbers, and the results of calculations (EX 4).
The file used to store worksheets (EX 4).
A computerized spreadsheet (EX 4).
To change the alignment, select the cell and click an alignment button, such as Top Align, Bottom Align, and Center Align (EX 31).
Determines the best width for a column or the best height for a row, based on its contents (EX 28).
A line around a cell's edges (EX 39).
A collection of formatting characteristics you apply to a cell or range of data (EX 44).
Removes formatting applied to a cell or a range of cells (EX 45).
The column letter (EX 28).
When you double-click the cell and place the insertion point within the cell contents, you are in this mode (EX 35).
The design of text (EX 35).
Determines the height of characters as measured in points (EX 35).
Using effects such as bold, italic, and underlining to add emphasis to a font (EX 35).
Enables you to copy formatting from one worksheet cell to another without copying the cell's contents (EX 41).
Shifted to the right (EX 31).
Shows the results of the different formatting options you can choose (EX 35).
Combine into one cell (EX 31).
Change the way data looks in a cell (EX 40).
Changing the angle at which the data is displayed (EX 32).
A unit of measurement for font height (EX 35).
The row number (EX 28).
Combination of formatting characteristics such as alignment, font color, and borders (EX 44).
Preset collection of design elements (EX 34).
Hidden from view (EX 34).
When the row height adjusts automatically to include additional lines until all the text is visible (EX 34).
The value the function uses to perform a calculation, including a number, text, or a cell reference that acts as an operand (EX 105).
Date and time functions
Functions that are used to insert dates and times in a worksheet (EX 118).
Functions used to analyze loans and investments (EX 114).
As you begin to type a function name, this feature shows a list of functions below the active cell (EX 108).
Shorthand way to write an equation that performs a calculation (EX 105).
Functions that display text or values if certain conditions exist (EX 117).
Functions, such as the square root and rounding functions that manipulate quantitative data in a worksheet (EX 109-110).
Functions used to describe large quantities of data (EX 112).
Functions that are used to format and work with cell contents (EX 119).
Functions, such as the natural logarithm, that manipulate quantitative data in a worksheet (EX 109-110).
Data with letters arranged in alphabetical order (A to Z), data with numbers arranged from lowest to highest, and data with dates arranged from earliest to latest (EX 131).
Menu that displays a list of all the values that appear in that column along with additional criteria and color filtering options. (EX 134).
A note attached to a cell that is usually used to explain or identify information contained in the cell (EX 154).
Highlights worksheet data by changing the look of cells that meet a specified condition (EX 136).
Arranges data with letters from Z to A, data with numbers from highest to lowest, and data with dates from oldest to newest (EX 131).
Displays a subset of the data that meets certain criteria and temporarily hides the rows that do not meet the specified criteria (EX 134).
Appear in the lower-right corners of the column heading cells and are used to access the AutoFilter menu for that column (EX 134).
A cell in a worksheet that opens another file or page when you click it (EX 149).
Anything that appears on the screen that you can select and work with as a whole (EX 140).
A digital photograph or other image file (EX 144).
Research task pane
Provides access to information typically found in references such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias (EX 155).
Enhance worksheets by providing a visual representation of information and ideas (EX 142).
Rearranging the data in a more meaningful order (EX 131).
A predesigned workbook file that you can use as the basis or model for a new workbook (EX 146).
A reference to the same cell or range in multiple worksheets that you use in a formula (EX 169).
The worksheet that appears in the workbook window (EX 164).
The location where the data will appear after it is transferred (EX 169).
Appears at the bottom of the workbook window and identifies the worksheets within the workbook (EX 163).
The location the data is being transferred from (EX 169).
A group of adjacent worksheets (EX 169).
A line that establishes a relationship between data in a chart; most charts have a horizontal x-axis and a vertical y-axis (EX 190).
A graphical representation of data (EX 182).
The entire chart and all other chart elements (EX 190).
Specifies which elements are included in a chart and where they are placed (EX 190).
A separate sheet in the workbook that stores a chart (EX 186).
Formats the chart based on the colors, fonts, and effects associated with the workbook's theme (EX 191).
Chart that uses bars of varying heights to illustrate values in a worksheet (EX 183).
Text or numbers that provide additional information about a data marker (EX 190).
A symbol that represents a single data point or value from the corresponding worksheet cell (EX 190).
A group of related information in a column or row of a worksheet that is plotted on the chart (EX 185).
Chart data (EX 185).
A grid that displays the data plotted in the chart (EX 190).
After you select a chart type and style, the chart is inserted as an embedded chart in the center of the worksheet (EX 186).
Exploded pie chart
When you pull one or more slices away from the pie in a pie chart to distinguish them. (EX 193).
A list that identifies patterns, symbols, or colors used in a chart (EX 190).
Chart that is similar to a column chart, but where columns are replaced by points connected by a line (EX 183).
Chart that shows the relationship of a part to a whole (EX 184).
The graphical representation of all of the data series (EX 190).
Chart that shows the relationship between two categories of data. The data points are not connected by a line because they do not relate to each other the way they do in a line chart (EX 184).
A selected chart element is surrounded by a selection box (EX 190).
You resize a chart by dragging one of these (EX 186).