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2007 Microsoft® Office System Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Cell References, Formulas, and Functions

Every cell in an Excel worksheet has its own label, or address. For example, if you go to the third column (column C) and work your way down to the fourth row, that cell’s label, or address, is C4 (column C, row 4). To quickly determine a cell reference, click in the cell, and look in the Name Box at the left of the Formula bar.

A selected range of cells is listed from the top-left cell to the bottom-right cell, so if you select cells from the aforementioned C4 to the sixth column (column F) and the ninth row, the selection goes from cell C4 to cell F9, and, in Excel’s cell notation method, this selected range is designated as C4:F9. Excel also uses this method of notation to designate when whole rows or ...

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