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Excel Chapter 2

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function
a predefined formula that performs calculations by using specific values in a particular order or structure
statistical functions
Functions used to describe large quantities of data; average, median, minimun, max
SUM function
a predefined formula that adds all the numbers in a selected range of cells
arguments
the values that an Excel function uses to perform calculations or operations, the values in parentheses
AVERAGE function
adds a group of values, and then divides the result by the number of values in the group
MEDIAN function
a statistical function that describes a group of data by finding the middle value that has as many values above it in the group as are below it
drag and drop
the action of moving a selection by dragging it to a new location
comparison operator
symbols that evaluate each value to determine if it is the same (=), greater than (>), less than (<), or in between a range of values as specified by the criteria
conditional format
a format that changes the appearance of a cell - for example, by adding cell shading or font color - based on a condition; if the condition is true, the cell is formatted based on that condition, and if the condition is false, the cell is not formatted
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 hte value of a cell relative to the other cells; the length of the bar represents the value in the cell
detail sheets
the worksheets that contain the details of the information summarized on a summary sheet
Excel table
a series of rows and columns that contains related dsta that is managed independently from the data in other rows and columns in the worksheet
Filter
the process of displaying only a portion of the data based on matching a specific value to show only the data that meets the criteria that you specify
Find and replace
a command that searches the cells in a worksheet - or in a selected range - for matches and then replaces each match with a replacement value of your choice
Freeze panes
a command that enables you to select one or more rows or columns and freeze (lock) them into place; the locked rows and columns become separate panes
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 if false
Logical functions
a group of functions that test for specific conditions and that typically use conditional tests to determine whether specified conditions are true or false
logical test
any value or expression that can be evaluated as being true or false
navigate
the process of moving within a worksheet or workbook
NOW function
an excel funtion that retrieves the date and time from your computer's calendar and clock and inserts the information into the selected cell
pane
a portion of a worksheet window bounded by and separated from other portions by vertical and horizontal bars
paste
the action of placing text or objects that have been copied or moved from one location to another location
paste area
the target destination for data that has been cut or copied uing the Office Clipboard
paste options gallery
a gallery of buttons that provides a Live Preview of all the Paste options available in the current context
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 to fit a maximum number of pages
sheet tab
the labels along hte lower border of the Excel window that indentify each worksheet
sort
the process of arranging data in a specific order based on the value in each field
summary sheet
a worksheet where totals from other worksheets are displayed and summarized
volatile
a term used to describe an Excel function that is subject to change each time the workbook is reopened; for example the NOW function updates itself to the current date and time each time the workbook is opened