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Basic Excel Vocabulary

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Title Bar
Displays the name of the workbook.
Name Box
This item indicates the name of the active cell on the worksheet.
Formula Bar
Displays the formula in the current cell as well as the text that is in that particular cell.
Active Cell
Cell that is current and ready to receive information.
Column Headings
Indicated on a worksheet, these are labeled with letters.
Row Headings
Indicated on a worksheet, these are labeled by numbers.
Status Bar
Displays information about the selected command or an operation in progress.
Formula
An equation that performs a calculation such as a sum or an average.
Cell
The intersection of a row and column in a worksheet.
Cell Reference
The column letter and row number of a cell.
CTRL + `
Alternates between displaying cell values and displaying the cell formulas.
Worksheet
A page in an Excel workbook that can contain data, formulas, tables, charts, and other objects.