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Excel: Chapter 3

Key Terms
Absolute cell reference
A cell reference that refers to cells by their fixed position in a worksheet
A line that serves as a frame of reference for measurement and which borders the chart plot area
A shape effect that uses shading and shadows to make the edges of a shape appear to be curved or angled
Category axis
The area along the bottom of a chart that identifies the categories of data
Chart area
The entire chart and all of its elements
Chart Elements box
The box in the Chart Tools tabs from which you can select a chart element so that you can format it
Chart sheet
A workbook sheet that contains only a chart
Data marker
A column, bar, area, dot, pie slice, or other symbol in a chart that represents a single data point
Data point
A value that originates in a worksheet cell and that is represented in a chart by a data marker
Data series
Related data points represented by data markers
The action of pulling out one or more pie slices from a pie chart for emphasis
Format as you type
The Excel feature by which a cell takes on the formatting of the number typed into the cell
Formula AutoComplete
An Excel feature which displays a list of function names that match the typed letters
A sum of money set aside for a specific purpose
General fund
The term used to describe money set aside for the normal operating activities of a government entity such as a city
Goal Seek
A what-if analysis tool that finds the input needed in one cell to arrive at the desired result in another cell
A chart element that identifies the patterns or colors that are assigned to the categories in the chart
Line chart
A chart type that is useful to display trends over time
Major unit
The value in a chart's value axis that determines the spacing between tick marks and between gridlines in the plot area
Order of operations
The mathematical rules for performing multiple calculations within a formula
Pie chart
A chart that shows the relationship of each part to a whole
Plot area
The area bounded by the axes of a chart, including all the data series
Relative cell reference
the address of a cell based on the relative position of the cell that contains the formula and the cell referred to
Text box
A movable resizable container for text or graphics
Tick marks
The short lines that display on an axis at regular intervals
Value axis
A numerical scale on the left side of a chart that shows the range of numbers for the data points
What-if analysis
The process of changing the values in cells to see how those changes affect the outcome of formulas in a worksheet
A gallery of text styles with which you can create decorative effects, such as shadowed or mirrored text