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Spreadsheets

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Spreadsheet
A program that allows you to use rows and columns of data to manage, predict, and present information.
Active Cell
The cell ready for data entry.
Alignment
When data is entered into a cell, the default alignment is labels to the left and values to the right.
Cell
An intersection of a row and column.
Cell Range
A selected group of cells that form a rectangle.
Cell Reference
The column letter and the row number. Example: B12
Column
Identified by a letter that appears at the top of the spreadsheet.
Formula
Equations with symbols for math operations. Example =B6+B7+B8+B9
Function
Special formulas that do not use operators to calculate a result. A shortcut formula. Example: =SUM(A6:A9)
Label
Text, symbols, dates, or numbers not used in calculations.
Rows
Identified by numbers on the left side of the spreadsheet.
Value
A number entered into a spreadsheet cell that will be used for calculations.