Discussion Board #4
Businesses often use Excel; a Microsoft developed application that uses columns and rows similar to an actual spreadsheet to organize text and relate data. It’s containing individual worksheets where you can create lists and spreadsheets. This productivity tool enables the user to apply its functions to a variety of tasks such as spreadsheet, data improvement and organization and communication. In addition, different departments in an organization for data processing are utilizing the same application.
The functions offered by the Spreadsheet can also be used to protect sensitive data by means of setting access, putting password to each sheet and or by hiding sections in the spreadsheet itself. If the user feels the necessity to access such information, multiple options are available to override he protection function in the spreadsheet. Furthermore, the file created in Excel can be transferred, copied and modified by multiple users in the shared network. By using a password for your workbook file you can protect, secure and allowing only authorized users to view the data.
Here are some ideas for business uses of Excel:
For additional, Excel can also track blood sugar, temperature, blood pressure, weight, calories etc. You can sort a data to see if you meet or exceeding expected result overtime. Also, charts and graphs can also be created in several ways that will show the results of quantifiable data inputs in the spreadsheets.
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