An introduction to Microsoft's spreadsheet program
Excel is an Electronic Spreadsheet Program.
An electronic spreadsheet is a computer software program that is used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. Electronic spreadsheet programs were originally based on paper spreadsheets used for accounting. As such, the basic layout of computerized spreadsheets is the same as the paper ones.
If you've mastered the basics of Excel and want to know more about formulas and functions, why not check out our Intermediate Excel resource
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