The spreadsheet is one of the popular uses of the personal computer and mobile. To hold numerical data and short text strings – that is the main usage of Microsoft spreadsheet. It is a very simple to use and very effectively than database program like Microsoft Access and other database programs.

It is a file that exists of cells in rows and columns and can help organize, calculate and sort numerical data. Data in a spreadsheet can be numeric values, as well as text, formulas, references and functions.

Let’s will discuss some information in the following section for spreadsheet related.

What is Spreadsheet

In modern spreadsheet applications, several spreadsheets, often known as worksheets or just sheets, are gathered together to arrangement a workbook. A workbook is physically signified by a file, containing all the data for the book, the sheets, and the cells with the sheets.

Worksheets are normally represented by tabs that flip between pages, each one containing one of the sheets, although numbers changes this model significantly.

Cells in a multi-sheet book add the sheet name to their mention, for example, “Sample 1! D10”. Some systems extend this syntax to allow cell references to different workbooks.

Download a Spreadsheets

SPREADSHEETS supports XLS, XLSX and CSV files. This means you can open and edit spreadsheets from others, and then save them right from WPS office knowing others will be able open them without any issues.

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Download a Google Sheets

Google Sheets makes your data with colorful charts and graphs. Built-in formulas, pivot tables and conditional formatting options save time and simplify common spreadsheet tasks. All for free

With Google Sheets, you can create, edit, and collaborate wherever you are. For free.

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How many worksheets open by default?

In Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel 365, your spreadsheets start with only one sheet (Sheet1) but started with three tab in Microsoft Excel 2016 and earlier version. OpenOffice Calc also has three tabs.

Sample Spreadsheet

You can refer the below snapshot for sample spreadsheet and it telling the clear knowledge of what is that. The cells, rows and column is the prominent key factor of it. So we should be learning more about those portion.


Examples of Spreadsheet Programs

In commonly all peoples are using Microsoft excel program only for creating a spreadsheet but there are many other programs also available in market to create of it. To view the list of spreadsheet programs used to create a spreadsheet.

  1. Microsoft Excel
  2. OpenOffice
  3. LibreOffice
  4. ZOHO Sheet
  5. Lotus Symphony
  6. Lotus 1-2-3
  7. Google Sheets
  8. iWork Numbers
  9. VisiCalc

Difference between a spreadsheet, workbook and worksheet

Many peoples are confusing in difference between what is spreadsheet, workbook and worksheet. In fact, all three applications are similar to same.

Let’s take this the scenario: If you could open the Microsoft Excel (a spreadsheet program), you’re opening a workbook. A workbook has multiple worksheet that are opened through the tabs at the bottom of the worksheet you’re currently viewing. Worksheet and spreadsheet both are same only.

The key feature of spreadsheets is the ability for a formula to refer to the contents of other cells, which may, in turn, be the result of a formula. To make such a formula, one simply replaces a number with a cell reference.

Simply said means, the worksheet is single page spreadsheet or page in Excel, where you can write, edit and manipulate data, whereas the collection of such worksheets is referred as a workbook.

What is an active worksheet?

An active worksheet is the worksheet that is currently open. For sample, in the below Excel picture, the sheet tabs at the bottom show “Sales,” “Marketing,” and “Developers,” with Sales being the active worksheet. The current tab usually has a white background behind the tab name.

Active worksheet

How are rows and columns labeled?

In google sheet or Microsoft excel or all other spreadsheet, row is labeled using numbers. All columns are labeled with letters start with A to Z and two letters like AA,AB,AC..AZ.  

Final Words

Although spreadsheets are most often used with anything containing numbers, the uses of a spreadsheet are nearly endless. Spreadsheets share many principles and attributes of databases, but spreadsheets and databases are not the same things. A spreadsheet is basically just one table, whereas a database is a group of various tables with machine-readable semantic relationships between them. Finally let us know your valuable comments once you complete the article.

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