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Spreadsheet

A computer program that organizes numerical data into rows and columns in order to calculate and make adjustments based on new data.

Spreadsheet

A sheet or computer program organized into rows and columns for easy comparison of information. For example, there may be two columns representing two different fiscal years and several rows representing different financial variables (such as revenue, profit, and so forth). A balance sheet is a very common example of a spreadsheet.

spreadsheet

A worksheet on which financial data are laid out in rows and columns for comparative purposes. For example, a financial analyst might use a spreadsheet to determine how a firm's sales and profit margins have varied throughout a period of quarters or years.

spreadsheet

a COMPUTER software program package which enables data to be analysed in columns and rows. Spreadsheets are widely used for financial analysis.
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Then switch to your spreadsheet and place your cursor on the target cell and right-click to evoke the menu at right.
Figure 2 shows a general, recommended layout that is applicable for most types of spreadsheets (This layout was fully described in "Spreadsheet Safety" in the Journal of Accountancy, November 1998).
Today, most spreadsheets come with good documentation that is generally easy to follow.
It is recognized that one of the major advantages of spreadsheets is their ease of use.
It leverages a patent-pending overlay technology that uses a color heat map to identify and display errors and potential risks without actually "touching" the spreadsheet.
According to the company, Validate is a computer aided audit tool (CAAT) that complements Microsoft Excel and allows auditors to quickly review Excel spreadsheet data, such as formulas and logic, in order to authenticate information and establish a level of integrity of the spreadsheet.
And finance departments are among the heaviest users of spreadsheets.
The first step to keeping spreadsheets under control is to understand die types of' common spreadsheet errors.
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