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A range of Cells in a Worksheet

A range of Cells in a Worksheet

© Ted French
Definition:

In any spreadsheet program such as Excel, each rectangular box in a worksheet is referred to as a cell.

A cell is the intersection point of a vertical column and a horizontal row.

Data entered into Excel is always stored in a cell. Each cell can hold only one piece of data at a time.

In the newest versions of Excel there are over 17 billion cells in each worksheet.

To keep track of where data is stored, each cell has a cell reference consisting of the column letter and row number of where the cell is located.

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