Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Excel is part of the Microsoft Office suite of application, and it's available for both the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS platforms. Microsoft Excel manages spreadsheet files, and includes the following features: calculations, pivot tables, graphing tools and a macro programming language (Visual Basic for Applications).

Advantages

  • It features high file compatibility
  • It offers powerful customization
  • The interface is intuitive and easy to use
  • It has a very powerful system of formulas
  • It can handle large amounts of data
  • More users can work together on the same file
  • Provides data protection options

Disadvantages

  • Handling large amounts of data requires a powerful PC
  • It's expensive
  • It's compatible only with Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS platforms
  • Hackers can use macros in order to attach viruses to an Excel file

Components

  • Active cell
  • Column headings
  • Formula bar
  • Name box
  • Mouse pointer
  • Row headings
  • Sheet tabs
  • Task Pane
  • Tab scrolling buttons
  • Toolbars

 


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