2. Understand Spreadsheet Vocabulary

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In this video, you will explore a spreadsheet and learn basic spreadsheet concepts.

Once you know how a spreadsheet works, you can change the to-do list template to suit your needs.

Here is an example of a blank spreadsheet.

Spreadsheets contain many rectangles called Cells.

Cells are organized into rows and columns.

A Column is a vertical set of cells and is labeled with a letter.

A Row is a horizontal set of cells, labeled with a number.

Every cell has an address, based on its column and row.

For example, this cell is called A1, because it is in Column A, Row 1.

This cell is B5, or Column B, Row 5.

To navigate the spreadsheet, click on different cells, or use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move around the grid.

You can add text, formatting, formulas, and functions to cells.

To edit the contents of a cell, click on it.

A border will appear around the selected cell.

Type and press Enter.

Now that you know some basics, check out your Event To-Do List.

The To-Do list template includes some text and formatting.

For example, the top two rows have been merged and say “To Do."

The third row contains the headings for three columns: Check Mark, Date, and Task.


  1. Make sure you’ve opened the “To Do List” template.