spreadsheets
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."

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