Excel Vocabulary

**This week's vocabulary was taken from our Microsoft
Office 2000 Basics Textbook.**

Absolute Cell References | A cell reference that does not change when the formula is copied or moved to a new location. |

Active Cell | A selected cell. |

Ascending Order | Sorts alphabetically from A to Z and numerically from the lowest to the highest number. |

Cell | The box in a worksheet or table created by the intersection of row and column boundary lines. |

Cell Reference | Identifies the column letter and row number (for example, A1 or B4). |

Descending Order | Sorts alphabetically from Z to A and numerically from the highest to the lowest number. |

Fill Handle | A small square in the bottom right corner of an active cell in a worksheet. |

Formula | Equation used to calculate values in a spreadsheet cell. |

Function Formula | A special formula that names a function instead of using operators to calculate a result. |

Header Row | Labels at the top of columns in a worksheet. |

Merge | Combine multiple cells into a single cell. |

Mixed Cell References | A cell reference that contains both relative and absolute cell refernences. |

Operand | A number or cell reference in a spreadsheet formula. |

Operator | A symbol that tells Excel what mathematical operation to perform in a spreadsheet formula. |

Order of Evaluation | The sequence used to calculate the value of a complex formula. |

Range | A selected group of cells. |

Relative Cell References | A cell reference that is adjusted when the formula is copied or moved to a new location. |

Spreadsheet | A grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas. |

Worksheet | A spreadsheet. |

References:

- Morrison, Connie.
. N.p.: Course Technology: South-Western Computer Education, 2001.*Microsoft Office 2000 Basics*

by: Casey Jo Burrus

Last Updated:
December 28, 2013

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