Spreadsheets can be created using a computer program to imitate a paper worksheet. Spreadsheets contain many cells in a grid of rows and columns, and users can put words or numbers into the cells, to make headings and store information. Spreadsheets are used mainly for automatic calculations, and can be designed to add up the items/amounts, for example, on a bill, or calculate sales tax.
The most popular and widespread computer spreadsheet program is Microsoft Excel, which is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite. Alison's courses on Excel will introduce you to the menu bar and the different tasks that can be done with it. You will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Excel and its applications and learn how to use its features and functionality to analyse data, for example, in accounts, budgets, billing and many other areas.