Glossary - Spreadsheet Vocabulary - Key Words
key words associated with spreadsheets
HERE for a spreadsheet
key words revision worksheet (MSWord).
document or paper where information (data) is organized into
rows and columns, usually used to work with numbers.
horizontal (side by side) arrangement of cells identified by
a number on the left hand side
vertical (up and down) arrangement of cells identified by a
letter across the top
the block formed where a column and row intersect (meet each
location of a cell on a spreadsheet. The column letter and row
number of a cell (e.g. A2 or H3)
the bar at the top of the spreadsheet used to enter data into
the cell that you have chosen
a blank set-up of rows and columns in a spreadsheet for data
to be entered on
data entered as text, like a word or a letter
data entered as numbers
a set of instructions that tells the computer to do a calculation.
Formulas are equations that calculate a result from existing
values or numbers, already entered into the spreadsheet.
the answer to an addition problem (=A6+A8)
the sum divided by the total number of numbers to be added
the answer to a subtraction problem (=A6-A8)
pictorial representation of data (bar chart, pie chart, trend
One of the main uses of spreadsheets is to forecast or to predict!