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Active cell

The cell in the worksheet in which you can type data. (EX 6)

Active worksheet

The worksheet that is displayed in the work area. (EX 10)

Adjacent range

All cells touch each other and form a rectangle. (EX 10)

Cell

The intersection of a row and a column. (EX 6)

Cell reference

Identifies the cell, and is formed by combining the cell's column letter and row number. (EX 6)

Column

Appears vertically and is identified by letters at the top of the worksheet window. (EX 6)

Formula

An equation that calculates a new value from values currently in a worksheet. (EX 6)

Formula Bar

Appears to the right of the Name Box and displays a formula when the cell of a worksheet contains a calculated value. (EX 6)

Landscape orientation

A page turned so that its longer side is at top. (EX 18)

Microsoft Excel 2010 (Excel)

The spreadsheet program in Microsoft Office 2010. (EX 4)

Name Box

Cell reference area located below the Ribbon, displays the cell reference of the active cell. (EX 6)

Nonadjacent range

Includes two or more adjacent ranges and selected cells. (EX 11)

Portrait orientation

A page turned so that its shorter side is at top. (EX 18)

Range

A group of selected cells. (EX 10)

Range reference

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 10)

Row

Appears horizontally and is identified by numbers on the left side of the worksheet window. (EX 6)

Sheet tab

Tab at the bottom of the worksheet window that displays the name of the worksheet. (EX 6)

Spreadsheet

A grid of rows and columns in which you enter text, numbers, and the results of calculations. (EX 4)

Workbook

The file used to store worksheets. (EX 4)

Worksheet

A computerized spreadsheet. (EX 4)

Align

You can align the contents of a cell horizontally and vertically within the cell. (EX 29)

Auto Fit

Determines the best width for a column or the best height for a row, based on its contents. (EX 27)

Border

A line around a cell's edges. (EX 37)

Cell style

A collection of formatting characteristics you apply to a cell or range of data. (EX 42)

Clear

Removes formatting applied to a cell or a range of cells. (EX 43)

Column heading

The column letter. (EX 26)

Fill

Background color. (EX 36)

Font

The design of text. (EX 33)

Font size

Determines the height of characters as measured in points. (EX 33)

Font style

Using effects such as bold, italic, and underlining to add emphasis to a font. (EX 34)

Format Painter

Enables you to copy formatting from one worksheet cell to another without copying the cell's contents. (EX 40)

Indent

Shifted to the right. (EX 30)

Live Preview

Shows the results of the different formatting options you can choose. (EX 33)

Merge

Combine into one cell. (EX 30)

Number format

Change the way data looks in a cell. (EX 39)

Orientation

Changing the angle at which the data is displayed. (EX 31)

Points

A unit of measurement for font height. (EX 33)

Row heading

The row number. (EX 27)

Style

Combination of formatting characteristics such as alignment, font color, and borders. (EX 42)

Theme

Preset collection of design elements. (EX 33)

Truncate

Hidden from view. (EX 32)

Wrap text

When the row height adjusts automatically to include additional lines until all the text is visible. (EX 32)

Automatic page break

Excel inserts this whenever it runs out of room on a page. (EX 67)

Copy

Duplicates the cell's contents without affecting the original cell. (EX 54)

Cut

The selected cell contents are placed as an item on the Clipboard and are removed from their original location. (EX 54)

Fill handle

Appears in the lower-right corner of the active cell or range, and is used to fill cells. (EX 57)

Filling

Copies a cells contents and/or formatting into an adjacent cell or range. (EX 57)

Footer

Text that prints in the bottom margin of each page. (EX 70)

Freeze pane

You select rows and/or columns to remain visible on the screen as the rest of the worksheet scrolls. (EX 61)

Header

Text that prints in the top margin of each page. (EX 70)

Manual page break

Insert this manually to start a new page. (EX 67)

Margins

Blank spaces around the top, bottom, and sides of a page. (EX 66)

Normal view

View used when entering and formatting data in a worksheet. (EX 66)

Office Clipboard (Clipboard)

A temporary storage area for up to 24 selections you copy or cut. (EX 54)

Page Break Preview

Shows you the location of page breaks and allows you to change them easily. (EX 68)

Page Layout view

View that is helpful when you prepare a worksheet for printing. (EX 66)

Paste

Places the last item from the Clipboard into the cell or range selected in the worksheet. (EX 54)

Print area

Consists of the cells and ranges designated for printing. (EX 67)

Print title

Designated rows and/or columns in a worksheet that print on each page. (EX 69)

Scale

Enables you to resize a worksheet to print on a specific number of pages. (EX 68)

Split

Divides the worksheet window into two or four panes that you can scroll independently. (EX 62)

Argument

The value the function uses to perform a calculation, including a number, text, or a cell reference that acts as an operand. (EX 100)

Date and time functions

Functions that are used to insert dates and times in a worksheet. (EX 112)

Financial functions

Functions used to analyze loans and investments. (EX 107)

Formula Auto Complete

As you begin to type a function name, this feature shows a list of functions below the active cell. (EX 102)

Function

Shorthand way to write an equation that performs a calculation. (EX 100)

Logical functions

Functions that display text or values if certain conditions exist. (EX 110)

Mathematical functions

Functions, such as the square root and rounding functions that manipulate quantitative data in a worksheet. (EX 103)

Statistical functions

Functions used to describe large quantities of data. (EX 105)

Text functions

Functions that are used to format and work with cell contents. (EX 113)

Trigonometric functions

Functions, such as the natural logarithm, that manipulate quantitative data in a worksheet. (EX 103)