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Grade 8 Spreadsheet Vocabulary
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Vocabulary words for the study of spreadsheets
Terms in this set (24)
Absolute cell reference
Cell reference that does not adjust to the new cell location when copied or moved
Active cell
Highlighted worksheet cell that is ready for data entry
Alignment
the way text is positioned between margins
Argument
value, cell reference, range, or text that acts as an operand in a function formula
Autosum
a function that automatically adds the values in the cells directly above or to the left of the active cell
Cell
the space formed by the intersection of a row and a column; the basic unit of a worksheet
Chart
a graphic representation of values and their relationships; used to identifiy trends and contrasts in data
Column
appears vertically in a worksheet and is identified by letters at the top of the worksheet window
Fill
copies data into the cell(s) adjacent to the original
Format
arranging the shape, size, type, and general makeup of a cell or document
Formula
equation that calculates a new value from values currently on a worksheet
Freeze
keeps row or column titles on the screen no matter where you scroll in the worksheet
Function
a built-in formula included in most spreadsheet programs that makes it easy for you to perform common calculations
Label
alphabetical or numeric text that will not be used in calculations
Operator
tells the software what to do with operands in a formula
Range
selected group of cells on a worksheet identified by the cell in the upper left corner and the cell in the lower right corner, seperated by a colon
Relative cell reference
cell reference that adjusts to a new location when copied or moved
Row
appears horizontally in a worksheet and is identified by numbers on the left side of the worksheet window
Sort
arranging a list of words or numbers in ascending (A to Z) or descending (Z to A) order
Spreadsheet
grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas; the purpose of a spreadsheet is to solve problems that involve numbers
Value
numeric characters that can be calculated in a spreadsheet
What-if analysis
technique by which you change certain conditions in a worksheet to see how the changes affect the results of your spreadsheet output
Workbook
a file made up of related worksheets
Worksheet
the workspace made up of columns and rows where you enter date to create and electronic spreadsheet
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