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Spreadsheet terminology

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Spreadsheet terms

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Spreadsheet terminology

  1. 1. SPREADSHEET TERMINOLOGY • Graph - A picture that shows the relationship of one or more sets of numbers to each other. Some examples are: line, bar, area, and pie. • Active cell - A box created by intersecting lines that is highlighted by a thick border and is ready for you to enter numbers, text, or formulas. • Spreadsheet - An application that can be used to do calculations, analyze and present data. It includes tools for organizing, managing, sorting and retrieving data and testing "what if statements". It has a chart feature that displays numerical data as a graph. • Bar graph - This is developed from spreadsheet data and uses parallel lines to compare data and changes in data over time. • Chart - A way to present information from a spreadsheet in the form of graphs or tables. • Cell - The space at the intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet.
  2. 2. SPREADSHEET TERMS….CONTINUED • Row - The horizontal divisions in a spreadsheet named with a number. • Pie graph - Circle graph divided into pieces that look like triangular slices. • Column - The vertical divisions in a spreadsheet that are named with an alphabetical letter. • Line Graph -A graph used to display trends and compare data. • Circle graph - A picture showing the relationship of two or more sets of data using a Pie shape. • Calculate - The working of mathematical equations. Formulas that are usually used in spreadsheets allow the computer to do this automatically.
  3. 3. SPREADSHEET TERMS…CONTINUED • Axis - A feature of a chart on which you can plot numbers. One line is horizontal and the other is vertical. • Formula - The equations used to calculate data entered into spreadsheets. • Pictogram - Pictures used to create a bar graph chart. • Label - The term given to the words or titles entered on a spreadsheet usually naming a column. • Value - The numbers entered into cells on a spreadsheet that can be used to add, subtract, multiply or divide in equations.

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