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What Is Excel?

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that's designed to record and analyze numbers and data. Excel takes the place of a calculator, a ruled ledger pad, pencils and pens, and a green eyeshade. The program makes it easy for you to juggle numbers, formulas, and text. Excel's advanced publishing tools enable you to present your work in a polished, professional-looking format.

Spreadsheet program A computer program used primarily for accounting and financial purposes. Data in spreadsheet programs is organized by rows and columns.


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