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The Main Screen Parts
Common Parts of the Excel Screen
Parts of the Microsoft Excel 2003 ScreenRelated Article: Parts of the Excel 2007 Screen
Active Cell
In a worksheet, the cell with the black outline. Data is always entered into the active cell.
Column Letter
Columns run vertically on a worksheet and each one is identified by a letter in the column header.
Formula Bar
Located above the worksheet, this area displays the contents of the active cell. It can also be used for entering or editing data and formulas.
Name Box
Located next to the formula bar, the Name Box displays the cell reference or the name of the active cell.
Row Number
Rows run horizontally in an Excel worksheet and are identified by a number in the row header.
Sheet Tab
Switching between worksheets in a Microsft Excel file is done by clicking on the sheet tab at the bottom of the screen.
Parts of the Microsoft Excel 2003 ScreenRelated Article: Parts of the Excel 2007 Screen
Active Cell
In a worksheet, the cell with the black outline. Data is always entered into the active cell.
Column Letter
Columns run vertically on a worksheet and each one is identified by a letter in the column header.
Formula Bar
Located above the worksheet, this area displays the contents of the active cell. It can also be used for entering or editing data and formulas.
Name Box
Located next to the formula bar, the Name Box displays the cell reference or the name of the active cell.
Row Number
Rows run horizontally in an Excel worksheet and are identified by a number in the row header.
Sheet Tab
Switching between worksheets in a Microsft Excel file is done by clicking on the sheet tab at the bottom of the screen.

Starting at the top and working down:
Title Bar
Menu Bar
Toolbar(s)
Formula bar
Column headers (Row headers at the left)
Worksheet
Sheet tabs and horizontal scroll bar
Status bar.
At the right is the vertical scroll bar.


The Main Screen Parts
Common Parts of the Excel Screen
You can find a detailed tutorial about this at Excel Edvantage website.
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