The Format paintbrush copies everything related to the formatting of a selected cell. When you select a cell and click Format, you can then highlight a whole range of cells, and each one will take on the formatting of the original cell, without changing their values.
E. Numbers_based Format Settings: A drop_down menu has options for number formatting. For example, currency places everything you select into “Ũᇸ” format, and percent turns Ǒ or ½ into “50%”, date options. These are the basic format options, but you can select More Number Formats from the drop_down menu to get more specialty use cases (different countries currencies, or adding the “(xxx)xxx_xxxx” formatting to phone number sequences). Often, you may use these tools on entire columns to make all data in one category behave the same way.
B. Ribbon:This grey area is called the Ribbon, and contains tools for entering, manipulating, and visualizing data. There are also tabs that focus on specific features. Home is selected by default; click on the Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, or View tab to reveal a set of tools unique to each tab. Well cover this more in the “Navigating the Ribbon” section later on.
Use Fill to take a cells contents and extend them in any direction for as many cells as you want. If the cell contains a value, Fill will simply copy the value over and over again. If it contains a formula, it will recalculate its relative position for each new cell. If the first cell equals A1+B1, then the next would equal A2+B2, and so on.