1. Lesson 1- Microsoft Excel 2010
•Microsoft Excel a software program created by
Microsoft that uses spreadsheets to organize
numbers and data with formulas and functions.
2. Excel Terminologies
1. Workbook- automatically shows in the workspace when
you open Microsoft Excel 2010. Each workbook contains
three worksheets. Each workbook contains three
worksheets. A worksheet is a grid of cells, consisting of
65,536 rows and 256 columns. Spreadsheets information
such as text, numbers or mathematical formulas are
entered in the different cells.
4. 2. Cell is the intersection between a row and a
column in a worksheet. A cell’s location is given by
the letter of the column followed by the number
of the intersecting row.
3. Cell Reference a cell referred to by its unique
address, or cell reference, which is the coordinate
of the intersection of a column and a row. To
identify a cell, specify the column letter first,
followed by the row number.
6. 4. Active Cell is the one into which you can enter
data. The active cell is identified in three ways.
a. A heavy border surrounds the cell
b. The active cell reference shows immediately above
column A in the box
c. The column heading A and row heading 1 are
highlighted so it is easy to see which cell is active.
8. 5. Range is a series of two or more adjacent cells in a
column or row or a rectangular group of cells.
6. Column is a vertical group of cells within a worksheet.
7. Row is a horizontal group of cells within a worksheet.
Worksheet is a single layer or single sheet within the work
book. A worksheet can contain of data, charts, or both.
Instead of compiling all of your information into one
worksheet, you can create several worksheets within one
11. 8. Pointer is the indicator that moves on your screen
as you move your mouse. The pointer changes its
shape to reflect the type of task you can perform at
a particular location.
12. Starting Microsoft Excel 2010
•Option 1: On the desktop, double click the Microsoft
Excel Shortcut icon.
•Option 2: On the task bar, Do the following steps:
13. 1. Click on Start button.
2. Move your mouse over all Programs commands.
3. Select Microsoft Office.
4. A series of Microsoft Office programs will appear.
Click on the Microsoft Office Excel 2010 command.