However, spreadsheets have grown from simple grids to powerful tools, functioning like databases or apps that perform numerous calculations on a single sheet. You can use a spreadsheet to determine your mortgage payments over time, or to help calculate the depreciation of assets and how it will affect your businesss taxes. You can also combine data between several sheets, and visualize it in color_coded tables for an at_a_glance understanding. With all the new functionality, using a spreadsheet program can be intimidating for new users.
I. A Text Box is useful when youre creating a report and dont want typed words to behave like cells. It makes it easy to move your text around, rather than cutting and pasting cells (which could potentially mess up the formatting of real data). The next area is for Headers & Footers, which will take you to the page layout view _ here you can add headers and footers for the entire page. WordArt, on the other hand, lets you embellish text. Insert Object lets you place entire files (Word documents, PDFs, etc.) into the worksheet.
F. Sheet Tabs: This is where the different sheets in your workbook can be found. Each sheet gets its own tab, which you can name yourself. These can be useful to separate out data so that one sheet doesnt get too overwhelming. For example, you might have an annual budget, where each month is a column, and each row is a type of expense. Instead of keeping every single year you track on one sheet and scrolling horizontally, you can make each tab a different year containing 12 months only.
F. Slicers are big lists of buttons that make your data more interactive. You can select a PivotTable youve created, and then create a slicer from it _ this allows a viewer to click on buttons that correlate to the data they want to filter.