A spreasheet is a computer application that simulates a paper worksheet. It displays multiple cells that together make up a grid consisting of rows and columns, each cell containing either alphanumeric text or numeric values. A spreadsheet cell may alternatively contain a formula that defines how the contents of that cell is to be calculated from the contents of any other cell (or combination of cells) each time any cell is updated. Spreadsheets are frequently used for financial information because of their ability to re-calculate the entire sheet automatically after a change to a single cell is made.

Trivia about spreadsheet

  • Dan Bricklin developed VISICALC, the first of these programs, similar to an accounting ledger
  • It's a work page containing a multicolumn analysis of related entries, such as in Microsoft Excel
  • A format that allows the user to lay out data in multiple fields on a computer screen