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.
B. Visual Formatting Tools: Many of these tools are similar to those found in Microsoft Word. You can use the formatting tools to change the font, size, and color of typed words, and make them bold, italicized, or underlined. It also has a couple spreadsheet_specific formatting options. You can choose which sides of the cell get additional borders, and their style and thickness. You can also change the highlight color of the entire cell. This is useful for creating visually_appealing borders or differentiating rows or columns on large sheets, or for highlighting a particular cell that you want to accentuate.
J. This section lets you insert Equations and Symbols. Use equations to write a math equation with fractions, variables, and more that you can place in your sheet like a Text Box. For instance, this can be helpful for explaining how a portion of a table was calculated in a report. Symbols, on the other hand, can be inserted directly into cells, and include all non_standard characters from most languages, as well as emojis.
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.