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1An electronic document in which data is arranged in the rows and columns of a grid and can be manipulated and used in calculations.‘we have a color-coded Excel spreadsheet of all of our trip expenses’‘William spent most of the day updating the Risk Assessment spreadsheet’
- ‘A good office suite allows you to create documents and spreadsheets, produce marketing materials, manage email and contacts, and much more.’
- ‘Create a spreadsheet of the costs involved in getting your project off the ground.’
- ‘I got my finances in order by using Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet of my monthly income and expenses.’
- ‘I supplied several spreadsheets of actual and estimated costs, along with explanations running to about two thousand words.’
- ‘When the changes had been made, I printed a off copy of the spreadsheet for Mr Simons.’
- ‘I read the contract and created a little Excel spreadsheet to see what the different box-office totals meant to me.’
- ‘Many financial planners use Excel and Word to create spreadsheets and documents that address specific financial planning issues.’
- ‘We keep spreadsheets of which software is installed on what systems to make sure we don't install more copies of any software than we own.’
- ‘If the company has neither increased nor decreased its dividend in the current or preceding year, that cell is left blank in the spreadsheet.’
- ‘Melissa has put together a spreadsheet of our favorite girl's names.’
- ‘Police prepared spreadsheets of crime in the area which, they said, proved the pub was a magnet for trouble, particularly late at night.’
- ‘"I can only assume," Perkins added, " there is a mistake in one of his spreadsheets.’
- ‘For the insurance claim, they had to compile exhaustive spreadsheets of their possessions, right down to how many white T-shirts were in a bureau drawer.’
- ‘I have a big spreadsheet where I keep track of what's going on.’
- ‘"I always thought of renting space for my business," she says, "but Kenny kept showing me spreadsheets, demonstrating the advantages of buying."’
- ‘After each student completed the survey, the responses were automatically downloaded into a spreadsheet.’
- ‘The following 4 tables summarise the results from the spreadsheets.’
- ‘He put the results into a database and produced spreadsheets that were shared with applications administrators.’
- ‘On his computer, St. Jean keeps a spreadsheet of every player's salary and other basic information.’
- ‘For the last month, I have been planning my car travel more carefully, and keeping a detailed spreadsheet of journeys to see how much I genuinely use it.’
- 1.1 A computer program used to create and manipulate spreadsheets.
- ‘Once prepared, the file can be transferred to and used on any computer with the spreadsheet program.’
- ‘Many students sent us graphs prepared with computer spreadsheet programs.’
- ‘An Excel spreadsheet or an Access database can be used to catalog the archives' contents and whereabouts.’
- ‘You should then be able to open your spreadsheet program, browse to the file, and open it.’
- ‘The first step is to stop using word processors and spreadsheets to manipulate and organize information.’
- ‘PC applications, representing the second generation of FM technology, were initially built around office automation software such as spreadsheets or databases.’
verb[NO OBJECT]usually as noun spreadsheeting
Use or create a spreadsheet.
- ‘I have planned, advised, spreadsheeted, etc. until they are probably sick of me.’
- ‘You can find a brief introduction to the basics of spreadsheeting here.’
- ‘Most personal computers are used for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheeting, accounts and the like.’
- ‘I find my Pocket PC too small for browsing, or practical spreadsheeting compared to the Newton.’
- ‘Want to learn about spreadsheeting and keeping your data in the one table?’
- ‘Although other aspects of ‘safe spreadsheeting’ are important, only testing has proven effective at getting rid of most spreadsheet errors.’
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