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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Microsoft Excel (full name Microsoft Office Excel) is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office. The current versions are Microsoft Office Excel 2010 for Windows and 2008 for Mac.

Exercise 1




TabLes :

Standard file-extensions

Format Extension Main spreadsheet format which holds data in worksheets, charts, and macros
Add-in (VBA) .xlaAdds custom functionality; written in VBA
Toolbar .xlb The file extension where Microsoft Excel custom toolbar settings are stored.
Chart .xlc A chart created with data from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that only saves the chart. To save the chart and spreadsheet save as .XLS. >XLC is not supported in Excel 2007.
Dialog .xldUsed in older versions of Excel.
Archive .xlkA backup of an Excel Spreadsheet
Add-in (DLL) .xllAdds custom functionality; written in C++/C, Visual Basic, Fortran, etc. and compiled in to a special dynamic-link library
Macro .xlmA macro is created by the user or pre-installed with Excel.

External links

Microsoft Excel official site
Office 2010 product guide
Interactive translation from Excel 2003 menus to 2007

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