Columns, Rows and Cells
A worksheet is made up of rows and columns.
Row headings are numerical, ranging from 1 to 65,536. Column headings are
alphabetical, starting with A through Z, then AA through AZ, then BA through BZ,
and so on until IV is reached. This means that up to 256 columns are
The intersection of a row and a column is a
cell. Cells are the locations where you input data or formulas. Each
cell has a unique cell reference which is obtained by taking the column heading
and the row heading. For example, cell C3 is at the point where column C
and row 3 cross. The column heading precedes the row heading in a cell
When you have clicked your mouse in a cell the
border becomes darker, this cell is the active cell. By dragging your mouse over a range of cells you can select the range
together and then cut, copy or format them together. An entire column or an entire row
can be selected by clicking the column or row heading. For example,
clicking the column heading C selects the entire column C.
Column C Selected
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