The Basics of Spreadsheets/Worksheets

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In 1985, Microsoft Corporation launched a unique software that had become popular in organizing data, which they called Microsoft Excel (or MS Excel). In the succeeding years the word Excel had become a byword to everyone when data organization and calculations are needed. Google later came up with their own which they call Google Sheets and can be used online with their Google Chrome browser. Microsoft also created their online version of the software in their Office 365 package.

A worksheet is a popular spreadsheet system, which organizes data in columns and rows that can be manipulated through formulas that allow the software to perform mathematical functions on the data. We will not discuss much on this as we can find a lot of information about it on the Internet. But we will instead focus on learning how to use the software. So let’s jump into the first lesson. Let us take a quick look on the page of a Microsoft Excel document.

For the other worksheet lessons, you may click on the links in the carousel at the bottom.

Excel Page Overview

Here is a video clip of the above lesson.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Sources, acknowledgement and credits:

Microsoft Encarta 2009
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