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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.