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A spreadsheet is a large piece of paper which people write numbers in to do calculations. This can be long and tedious and if an error is made, you may have to start again. To help make this easier, the first electronic spreadsheet program, called VisiCalc, was invented in 1978. Excel is the name of Microsoft's spreadsheet program., which was first launched in 1985. Other companies also make spreadsheet programs. Excel is the name of the brand of the product, not the product itself. It is like there are lots of brands of cars, but they are all cars. Excel is a type of spreadsheet like Ford is a type of a car.

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