INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS
What are the parts of a spreadsheet?
Cell - A single location on a spreadsheet.
Active Cell- A single highlighted location on a spreadsheet.
Cell Cursor- The highlighted portion on the spreadsheet indicating the active cell.
Status area or Formula Bar - A location on the spreadsheet that indicates that type of entry and the contents of the active cell.
Column- Vertical portions of the spreadsheet identified by letters (A,B,C, etc.)
Row- Horizontal portions of the spreadsheet identified by numbers (1,2,3,etc.)
Cell address - A column letter and arow number (A2, F15), sometimes referred to as a "cell coordinate." If your software can open layers of a spreadsheet, the cell addresses for spreadsheet A, B, C, etc.. Would be A:F15 or B:A2.
Mode indicator or status bar - A location on the spreadsheet that shows the operating condition of the spreadsheet. For example, when the spreadsheet is ready to accept data, the mode indicator displays "READY."