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9. Glossary

Chapter 9. Glossary

ActiveX Controls

Fully programmable objects that can be used to help customize applications. In Excel use, these commonly include the Command button, the Option button, etc.

Add-In

A workbook saved with the extension XLA. It opens as a hidden workbook when installed via Tools Add-Ins. An Add-In provides extra functionality to Excel.

Application

Another term for a program. Excel is an application; some people call their spreadsheets applications.

Arguments

The information a formula or function might require to return a value. Most functions within Excel require arguments for their execution. The arguments are enclosed within parentheses and are separated by commas.

Boolean

A mathematical means of expressing statements in logic. A Boolean value will be either True or False.


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