Active Cell – The cell in your worksheet that has been selected. It will have bolder gridlines around it. AutoFill – A feature that allows you to quickly apply the contents of one cell to another cell or range of cells selected. AutoSum – A function that automatically identifies and adds ranges of cells in your worksheet. Cell – The rectangular shaped area on a worksheet that is created by the intersection of columns and rows. Cell Address – The name of the cell is determined by the name of the row and the column intersecting, such as A8. Cell Grid – The lines on your worksheet that separate the columns and rows. Column – In a worksheet, the vertical spaces with headings A, B, C, and so on. Drag – When you move the mouse while holding down the mouse button (usually the left) to select a range of cells. File – A document that is stored on your computer. In Excel, a file is also known as a workbook. Fill Down – A feature that allows you to copy information in an active cell to another cell or range of cells selected vertically. Fill Right – A feature that allows you to copy information in an active cell to another cell or range of cells you have selected horizontally. Formula- A combination of numbers and symbols used to express a calculation.
Formula Bar – A command line above the worksheet where text, numbers, and formulas are entered into a worksheet. Function – A drop-down menu item and a button on the standard toolbar that allows you to select a formula that you wish to apply to data in your worksheet. Headings – The identifying letters and numbers for columns and rows. Columns are identified with letters, rows with numbers. Label – The identifying name that reflects the information contained in a column or row in a worksheet, such as name or date. Row – In a worksheet, the horizontal spaces with the headings 1, 2, 3, and so on. Sheet Tabs – Tabs you see at the bottom of your workbook file, labeled Sheet 1, Sheet 2, and so on. You can rename the tabs. They represent worksheets within the workbook. Workbook – An Excel file that contains individual worksheets. Also called a spreadsheet file. Worksheet – A “page” within an Excel workbook that contains columns, rows, and cells.