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Spreadsheet Vocabulary

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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
Intersection of a row and column and is identified by a cell reference
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 letters that appear at the top of the spreadsheet. (Vertical)
Formula
Equations with symbols for math operations. Example =B6+B7+B8+B9
Function
Special formulas that do not use operators to calculate a result. i.e. 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. (Horizontal)
Spreadsheet
A program that allows you to use rows and columns of data to manage, predict, and present information
Value
A number entered into a spreadsheet cell tha will be used for calculations