A spreadsheet is an arrangement of rows and columns. Rows are horizontal vectors, while columns are vertical vectors. A spreadsheet is also called a worksheet.
A spreadsheet is used to record, calculate, and compare numerical or financial data.
Applications of Spreadsheets:
There are numerous applications possible using electronic spreadsheets. A few of the common applications are given below.
  • Payment of bills
  • Income tax calculations
  • Invoices or bills
  • Account Statements
  • Inventory Control
  • Cost-Benefits Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Result analysis of students
Advantages of using Electronic spreadsheets:
The electronic spreadsheet offers many advantages over the manual one. The following are some of the main benefits of electronic spreadsheets.
  • Calculations are automated through the built-in mathematical, financial, and statistical functions.
  • Accurate results to any desired level of decimal points are possible.
  • Worksheets can be quite big in size.
  • Any part of the worksheet can be viewed or edited.
  • The worksheet can be saved and retrieved later.
  • We can merge any part or whole of an existing worksheet with any current or new worksheet.
  • Any part or whole of the worksheet can be printed in the desired format.
  • We can view worksheet data in the form of graphs or charts.
  • We can transfer the worksheet information to any database or word processing software.