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BTS 161/165 - Excel Ch 2 - Using Functions, Creating Tables, and Managing Large Workbooks
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arguments
(n) the values that an Excel function uses to perform calculations or operations
AVERAGE function
an Excel function that adds a group of values, and then divides the result by the number of values in the group
Comparison operators
symbols that evaluate each value to determine if it is the same (=), greater than (>), less than (<), or in between a range of values
conditional format
a format that changes the appearance of a cell (for example, adding cell shading or font color) based on a condition
COUNT
a statistical function that counts the number of cells in a range that contain numbers
COUNTIF function
a statistical function that counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition and that has two arguments - the range of cells to check and the criteria
criteria
conditions that you specify in a logical function
data bar
a cell format consisting of a shaded bar that provides a visual cue to the reader about the value of a cell
drag and drop
the action of moving a selection by dragging it to a new location
Excel table
a series of rows and columns that contains related data that is manged independently from the data in other rows and columns
filter
the process of displaying only a portion of the data based on matching specific criteria
find and replace
a command that searches the cells in a worksheet for matches and then replaces each match with a replacement value of your choice
Flash Fill
recognizes a pattern in your data, and then automatically fills in values when you enter examples of the output that you want
Function AutoComplete
an Excel feature that, after typing an = (equal sign) and the beginning letters of a function name, displays a list of function names that match the typed letters.
Freeze Panes
a command that enables you to select one or more rows or columns and freezes them into place
Function
a predefined formula - a formula that Excel has already built for you
IF Function
a function that uses a logical test to check whether a condition is met, and then returns one value if true and another value if false
logical functions
a group of functions that test for specific conditions and that typically use a conditional test to determine whether the conditions are true or false
logical test
any value or expression that can be evaluated as being true or false
MAX function
an Excel function that determines the largest value in a selected range of values
MEDIAN function
an Excel function that finds the middle value that has as many values above it as are below it
MIN function
an Excel function that determines the smallest value in a selected range of values
Navigate
the process of moving within a worksheet or workbook
NOW function
an Excel function that retrieves the date and time and inserts the it into the selected cell
Paste area
the target destination for data that has been cut or copied using the Office Clipboard
Paste Options gallery
a gallery of buttons that provides a live preview of all the paste options available
Print Titles
an Excel command that enables you to specify rows and columns to repeat on each printed page
Scale to Fit
Excel commands that enable you to stretch or shrink the width, height, or both of printed output
Sheet tabs
the labels along the lower border of the workbook window that identify each worksheet
Sort
the process of arranging data in a specific order based on the value in each field
Split
splits the window into multiple panes that contain views of your worksheet
statistical functions
Excel functions that are useful to analyze a group of measurements (ex. AVERAGE, MEDIAN, MIN, and MAX)
SUM function
a predefined formula that adds all the numbers in a selected range
summary sheet
a worksheet where totals from other worksheets are displayed and summarized
Volatile
(adj) a term used to describe an Excel function that is subject to change each time the workbook is reopened
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