SPREADSHEETS
Glossary  Spreadsheet Vocabulary  Key Words
15
key words associated with spreadsheets
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key words revision worksheet (MSWord).
Spreadsheet:
document or paper where information (data) is organized into
rows and columns, usually used to work with numbers.
Row:
horizontal (side by side) arrangement of cells identified by
a number on the left hand side
Column:
vertical (up and down) arrangement of cells identified by a
letter across the top
Cell:
the block formed where a column and row intersect (meet each
other)
Cell
address: the
location of a cell on a spreadsheet. The column letter and row
number of a cell (e.g. A2 or H3)
Data
Entry Bar:
the bar at the top of the spreadsheet used to enter data into
the cell that you have chosen
Grid:
a blank setup of rows and columns in a spreadsheet for data
to be entered on
Label:
data entered as text, like a word or a letter
Value:
data entered as numbers
Formula:
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.
Sum:
the answer to an addition problem (=A6+A8)
Average:
the sum divided by the total number of numbers to be added
Difference:
the answer to a subtraction problem (=A6A8)
Chart/graph:
pictorial representation of data (bar chart, pie chart, trend
graph)
What
if...questions:
One of the main uses of spreadsheets is to forecast or to predict!

