Teach Yourself Excel Lesson 4 - Definitions

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Familiarise yourself with the definitions of the basic components as we'll be referring to them a lot during the course.

  • Ribbon
  • Cell
  • Range
  • Tab
  • Worksheet
  • Workbook
  • Pivot Table
  • Chart

The best way to think of an Excel workbook is one big collection of grids.

Ribbon - The menu at the top with Icons that you can click on

Cell - A single reference on the grid

Range - Several cells

Tab - Place to house cells

Worksheet - All cells on a tab


Workbook - All worksheets (no easy way to show that)


Pivot Table - Summary of data



Chart -



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