Spreadsheets are like lined paper with columns. The sheet itself comprises of columns (vertical) and rows (horizontal) which are in turn, made up of cells. A spreadsheet is the computer equivalent of a paper ledger sheet.
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Spreadsheet can be defined as the combination of rows and columns used in performing arithmetic calculations. It was first constructed in 1979 and has developed into one of the most widely used software products during the 1980s. It is widely used in a diverse range of discipline such as mathematics, engineering, science, medicine, the arts, social science, accounting and education.
Electronic spreadsheet is an application package used mostly in accounting, statistics, financial and inventory control.
Spreadsheet package is a software that allows the use of numerical data and thereby performing automatic calculations on numbers contained in a table. Spreadsheet packages are used to handle accounting problems, financial analysis, budgeting, charting and graphing, scientific applications, inventory, statistical data, etc. In a spreadsheet, as you enter the numbers, the computer puts them on to the screen in neat columns. You can tell the program to compute the totals, subtotals, percentages and show them on the screen faster than your eye can blink.
TYPES OF SPREADSHEET
- Lotus 1-2-3
- Microsoft Excel
- Corel Quattro.
Microsoft Excel is preferable to the other earlier packages because:
- It is user friendly.
- It is flexible.
- It contains advanced features.
USES OF SPREADSHEET
- Spreadsheet is used for calculations of large figures
- They are used to enter text, numerical values and formulas into electronic worksheet.
- We use spreadsheets to view data in various formats (pie charts, line graphs and bar graphs).
- They can be used for collection and records analysis.
- They are used in preparing budget.
- They are used for preparing examination results.
- List THREE uses of spreadsheet applications.
- Why is Ms excel more preferable than other spreadsheet programs.
- List various spreadsheet formats.
- Apart from Microsoft excel, list TWO other types.
- What are spreadsheets?
- Mention THREE types of spreadsheet applications.
- Which of these programs can calculate large numbers? A. Ms word B. Ms access B. spreadsheet programs. D. all
- Analysis is made with which of these applications. A. Ms word B. Ms access B. spreadsheet programs. D. all
- All except one is not an example of spreadsheet programs. A. Lotus 1-2-3 B. Supercal C. Visicalc D. Ms Word.
- …………….contains rows and columns. A. Spreadsheet B. Workbook C. Ms word. D. All
- Preparing examination results can easily be computed with………… A. spreadsheet B. workbook C. Ms word. D. all
- Define spreadsheet program
- List THREE spreadsheet program