Chapter 9. Building Spreadsheets

Enter Cell Data

You can enter data into any cell within an Excel worksheet. When you click a cell, it immediately becomes the active cell in the worksheet, and any data that you type appears within the active cell. You can type data directly into the cell, or you can enter data using the Formula bar.

Data can be either text, such as row or column labels, or numbers, which are called values. Values also include formulas. Excel automatically left-aligns text data in a cell and right-aligns values. By default, Excel recognizes numerical dates and times that you enter as values, and assigns right alignment.

Enter Cell Data

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