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The ____ Option button lists formatting options following an insertion of cells, rows, or columns


Pressing the ____ keyboard shortcut key(s) selects cell A1.


To paste copied cell contents, you can press the ____ keys


A ____ is text and graphics that print at the bottom of every page.


The person or persons requesting the worksheet should supply their requirements in a ____ document.

Displays cell contents with two decimal places and commas as thousands separators

What effect does the Comma Style format have on the selected cells?

right parenthesis

Excel automatically appends the ____ to complete the AVERAGE function when you click the Enter box or press the ENTER key.


A(n) ____ circular reference occurs when a formula in a cell refers to another cell or cells that include a formula that refers back to the original cell.

(HOME tab | Number group)

Which of the following is the path to the Comma Style button?


When you decrease the row height to ____, the row is hidden.


You can open the Format Cells dialog box by pressing the ____ keys.


To start a new line in a cell, press the ____ keys.


A ____ is text and graphics that print at the top of each page.


Clicking the ____ box completes an entry.


You ____ a worksheet to emphasize certain entries and make the worksheet easier to read and understand.

all of the above

In Excel, a number can contain the characters ____.

(HOME tab | Editing group

Which of the following is the path to the Sum arrow?

(HOME tab | Styles group)

Which of the following is the Ribbon path to the Cell Styles button?

AutoCorrect Options

You can click the ____ button to undo an automatic correction.


The default view in Excel is called ____ view.


____ properties are associated with all Microsoft Office files and include author, title, and subject.


The range of cells receiving copied content is called the ____ area.


Which of the following keys toggles between Insert mode and Overtype mode?


When more than one arithmetic operator is involved in a formula, Excel follows the same basic order of ____ that you use in algebra.

fill handle

The ____ is the small black square located in the lower-right corner of the heavy border around the active cell.


Which of the following calculations multiplies 23 by 0.01?

double-click or double-tap

You should ____ a function name in the Formula AutoComplete list to select the function.


By default, text is ____ in a cell.


A ____ is a series of two or more adjacent cells in a column or row or a rectangular group of cells, as shown in the accompanying figure.

destination area

The range of cells receiving the content of copied cells is called the ____.


The ____ area on the status bar includes six commands as well as the result of the associated calculation on the right side of the menu.

Auto Fill Options

The ____ button allows you to choose whether you want to copy the values from the source area to the destination area with formatting.

insertion point

The ____ is a blinking vertical line that indicates where the next typed character will appear.


A ____ reference is an adjusted cell reference in a copied and pasted formula.


To erase an entire entry in a cell and then reenter the data from the beginning, press the ____ key.


____ is/are used to place worksheet, column, and row titles on a worksheet.


To copy cell contents, you can select the cell and then press the ____ keys.

Insert Function box in the formula bar

Clicking the ____ opens the Insert Function dialog box.


Excel remembers the last ____ actions you have completed.


How many chart types does Excel offer?


The ____ function displays the highest value in a range.


The ____ feature works behind the scenes, fixing common typing or spelling mistakes when you complete a text entry.

(REVIEW tab | Proofing group)

Which of the following is the path to the Spelling button?


Pressing the ____ key to complete an entry activates the adjacent cell to the right.


When you enter a two-digit year that is less than 30, Excel changes the year to ____.

Range Finder

You can use the ____ to check which cells are referenced in the formula assigned to the active cell.

Automatically updated

The date you change a file is an example of a(n) ____ property.

equal sign (=)

The ____ preceding a formula alerts Excel that you are entering a formula or function and not text.


Press ____ to select the entire worksheet.

understand what is required

The first step in creating an effective worksheet is to make sure you ____.


An Excel ____ allows data to be summarized and charted easily.

colon (:)

You can enter the correct range in a function by typing the beginning and ending cell references separated by a ____.


The adjusted cell references in a copied and pasted formula are called ____ cell references.


If you wish to sign out of your Microsoft account, tap or click ____ on the ribbon to open the Backstage view and then tap or click the Account tab to display the Account gallery, and tap or click the Sign out link.


A company or department may standardize with a specific ____ so that all of their documents have a similar appearance.


The ____ button allows you to erase recent cell entries.


You can apply the Bold font style by pressing the ____ keyboard shortcut keys.


The ____ AutoComplete list contains those functions that alphabetically match the letters you type following the equal sign.


Which of the following keys moves the insertion point to the beginning of data in a cell?


To enter data in a cell, you must first select the ____.


A pie chart with one or more slices offset is referred to as a(n) ____ pie chart.


Combining two or more selected cells into one cell is called ____ cells.

Auto Fill Options

Which of the following Option buttons gives options for filling cells following a fill operation?

(HOME tab | Styles group)

Which of the following is the path to the Conditional Formatting button?

XPS Viewer

You use ____ to view an XPS file.


All of the following are valid Excel arithmetic operators EXCEPT ____.


A ____ is a prewritten formula that is built into Excel.


The ____ function determines the lowest number in a range.


The ____ function sums the numbers in the specified range and then divides the sum by the number of cells with numeric values in the range.

Accounting number format

The ____ button assigns a fixed dollar sign to the numbers in a selected range, with the dollar sign to the far left with spaces between it and the first digit in the cell.

select cells for use in a formula using the mouse pointer

Point mode allows you to ____, as shown in the accompanying figure.

Print Selection

To print a range of cells in the active worksheet, click ____ in the Settings area in the Print gallery.

Page Layout

____ view allows you to create or modify a worksheet while viewing how it will look in printed format.

Displays cell contents with two decimal places that align vertically

What effect does the Accounting Number Format have on the selected cells?

(HOME tab | Clipboard group)

Which of the following is the path to the Copy and Paste buttons?

Excel assigns the value in cell G15 to the active cell

Which of the following happens when you enter the formula =G15 into a cell?


If you do not assign a format to a cell or cells in a column, the column width will remain ____ characters.

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