the cell that is currently selected and open for editing
1. Active Cell: the cell that is currently selected and open for editing.
2. Alignment: the way in which the contents of a cell are arranged (e.g. left, right, centered)
3. Arguments: specific data a function requires to calculate a value.
4. Auditing: the task of examining a worksheet for errors
5. AutoComplete: the feature to complete data entry for a cell based on similar values in other
cells in the same column.
6. AutoFill: the feature to extend a series of values based on the contents of a single cell.
7. AutoFilter: a feature to sort and display data based on a filtering criteria.
8. AutoFormats: predefined layouts and styles that can be applied to a worksheet.
9. Cell: the box at the intersection of a row and a column.
10. Cell Range: a collection of cells that are related for some reason.
11. Cell Reference: a letter and number code such as B15, that identifies the row and column
intersection of a cell.
12. Charts: Visual representation of data contained in a worksheet data.
13. Column: Cells that are on the same vertical line in a worksheet.
14. Conditional Formatting: cell formatting that is only applied when certain cell criteria are
15. Conditional Formula: a formula that calculates a value using one of two different
expressions, depending on whether a third expression is true or false.
16. Data Consolidation: summarising data from a set of similar cell ranges.
17. Dependents: ceIls containing formulas that use a value from another cell.
18. Embed: to insert an object such as a picture into a worksheet rather than linking it.
19. Error Code: a message that appears in a worksheet cell, describing a problem with a
formula or a function.
20. Field: a column in a data list.
21. Fill Handle: the small square at the bottom right hand corner of a cell that is dragged to
indicate other > cells that should hold values in the series defined by the active cell.
22. FillSeries: the ability to extend a series of values based on the contents of two cells, where
the first cell has the starting value for the series and the second cell shows the increment.
23. Filter: a rule that Microsoft Excel uses to determine which worksheet rows to display.
24. Formats: predefined sets of characteristics that can be applied to cell contents.
25. Formula: an expression within a cell used to calculate a value.
26. Freeze: to fix cells that will remain at the top of a worksheet regardless of how far down the
worksheet a user scrolls.
27. Function: a pre-programmed formula or routine that is built in to Microsoft Excel.
28. Goal Seek: an analysis feature that finds the value for a selected cell that would produce a
given result from a calculation
29. Graphs: see Charts
30. Landscape: a print format where the page is wider than it is high.
31. Link: a formula that causes a cell show the value of another cell.
32. Locked Cells: cells that cannot be modified or deleted when worksheet protection is applied.
33. Macro: a series of automated actions such as menu selections and key presses that can be
replayed to perform a specific task.
34. Metadata: data embedded within a file, usually hidden that describes the contents of the file.
35. Named Range: a group of related cells defined by a single name.
36. Open DataBase connectivity (ODBC): a protocol that facilitates data transfer between
databases and related programs.
37. Pick From List: the ability to enter a value into a cell by choosing the value from the set of
values already entered into cells in the same column.
38. Pivot Chart: a chart that is linked to a PivotTable and that can be reorganised to reflect
different aspects of the source data.
39. PivotTable: dynamic worksheet that can be reorganized by a user.
40. Portrait: a print format where the page is higher than it is wide.
41. Precedents: cells that are referenced in a formula.
42. Range: a group of related cells.
43. Report: a special document with links to one or more worksheets from the same workbook.
44. Rows: cells that share the same horizontal line in a worksheet.
45. Scenarios: alternative data sets that let you view the impact of specific changes on your
46. Sheet Tab: the indicator for a worksheet, located in the lower left corner of the workbook
47. Sort: to reorder the contents of a worksheet based on a specific criteria.
48. Split Line: a line that indicates which cells have been frozen at the top of a worksheet.
49. Subtotals: partial totals for related data in a worksheet.
50. Template: a workbook that is used as a basis for creating other workbooks.
51. Trend Line: a projection of future data (such as sales) based on past performance.
52. Validation Rule: a test that data must pass to be entered into a cell without generating a
53. What-if Analysis: analysis of the contents of a worksheet to determine the impact of certain
54. Workbook: the basic Microsoft Excel document, consisting of one or more worksheets.
55. Worksheet: a page in a Microsoft Excel workbook.
56. Workspace: a Microsoft Excel file type (.xlw) that allows you to open several files at once.