What is MS Excel
It is a spreadsheet program invented by Dan Bricklin in 1978–79. it is part of the Microsoft applications. In Spreadsheets you can store values in rows and columns, on which you can apply asic and complex arithmetic operations to perform different operation like multiplication, addition, subtraction, etc.
Additional characteristics of the spreadsheet, Excel offers programming support via Microsoft’s VBA, the ability to approach data from any external sources via Microsoft’s DDE. It is an Electronic Spreadsheet Program.
Who created Excel?
MS Excel was first released for Macintosh systems in 1985, followed by the first Windows version in 1987. List of Excel releases for Windows:
- Excel 2.0 (1987)
- Excel 3.0 (1990)
- Excel 4.0 (1992) – Included in Microsoft Office 3.0
- Excel 5.0 (1993) – Included in Microsoft Office 4.0
- Excel 95 (1995) – Included in Microsoft Office 95
- Excel 97 (1997) – Included in Microsoft Office 97
- Excel 2000 (2000) – Included in Microsoft Office 2000
- Excel 2002 (2002) – Included in Microsoft Office XP
- Excel 2003 (2003) – Included in Microsoft Office 2003
- Excel 2007 (2007) – Included in Microsoft Office 2007
- Excel 2010 (2010) – Included in Microsoft Office 2010
- Excel 2013 (2013) – Included in Microsoft Office 2013
- Excel 2016 included in Microsoft office 2016
- Excel 2019 included in Microsoft Office 2019
Features of MS Excel
MS Excel has got the features of editing and creating spreadsheets that are saved and represented with .xls or .xlsx file extension. The general uses of Excel include cell-based calculation, tables, and various graphing tools. On spreadsheet, you can manage you business office work and could create track business expenses and income or sortout a monthly budget sheet, and organize large amounts of data.
The Excel documents consist of columns and rows of data that made up of individual cells. Each of these cells can contain either text or numerical values that can be calculated by using different formulas.
Below example of Microsoft Excel shows its major sections highlighted. See the column, row, formula bar, cell, or sheet tab links for further information about each of these sections.
How to Format Excel
Each rows, columns, and cells can be modified in many ways, including background color, number or date format, size, text font, layout, and so on. In our above example, you have the first row (row 1) with a blue background, bold text, and each cell has its text centered.
Download the example of a spreadsheet file
Here we present a spreadsheet that can be direct download and open in any spreadsheet program. With the help of a spreadsheet one can describe some of the capabilities of a spreadsheet, formulas, and functions and allows you to experiment more with the spreadsheet. Download example.xls
Why do people use Excel?
Uses of Spreadsheet program is very common in work place. Students and other home user can also use it. Besides this there are many uses of Excel (spreadsheet program). For example, someoneyou can use Excel to track the expenses. For a complete example and examples of how people use a spreadsheet, see our spreadsheet definition.
Why does someone use Excel in a different spreadsheet program?
Today, there are many free spreadsheet options that anyone can use instead of Excel. This program is available at free of cost, still most of business and other organization uses this program to run their routine work.