The Excel Window

This Excel 2000 tutorial includes everything you need to know to get started with Microsoft Excel.

The cell

The Excel worksheet is made up of columns and rows. When these columns and rows intersect, they form little boxes called cells.

Important pointImportant terms:

  • Each cell has a unique cell address composed of a cell's column and row.
  • The active cell is the cell that receives the data or command you give it.
  • A darkened border, called the cell pointer, identifies it.

Cell Pointer