Creating and Modifying Excel Spreadsheets


Creating and modifying a spreadsheet can be a complicated task for the uninitiated. There are several steps involved, such as defining the spreadsheet’s structure and format and formatting the cells. Then there are functions such as Undo/Redo, Filters, Cells, Sort, and Conditional formatting. Getting these right is essential to creating a spreadsheet that is easy to read and understand.


Using Excel cells, you can perform a variety of different functions. You can set the background color, adjust the size, and even copy or paste data. You can also store formulas in your cells. You can also use them for conditional formatting. You can also use them to store text values, date values, and numeric values.

Excel cells are rectangular boxes that occur at the intersection of a vertical column and a horizontal row. Each spreadsheet contains thousands of cells. The cells on a worksheet are separated by gridlines, which are grey lines. Each cell contains approximately 32,000 characters. The cell’s width and height depend on the column width and height.

Excel cells are used for storing formulas and text values. You can use the “AutoFit” feature to change the size and width of cells. You can also change the background color, font style, and border.


Using Excel filters helps you focus on the relevant data. Excel filters also allow you to exclude data that you do not want to display.

Excel has a number of filtering options, including the Advanced filter, the Auto filter, and the Text filter. You can filter data by column, criteria, or row. Depending on the type of filter you use, you can remove unwanted data or change the order of values in your columns.

You can also apply Excel filters to the whole document or only to certain columns. You can also remove all of your filters using the Clear Filters button on the Sort and Filter tab.

The Auto Filter feature allows you to filter columns based on your search criteria. This will display a list of rows that meet your search criteria. You can also sort filtered rows descending or ascending.

Conditional formatting

Using conditional formatting in Excel can be a great way to visualize data and highlight key information. It can be used to display data bars, highlight numbers, or color code text based on rules. Using the correct formula will help you visualize and format your data quickly and easily.

The power of conditional formatting in Excel is in its ability to apply multiple rules to one cell. For example, you can apply a rule to all the cells in a row and then display the data bars on the left or right side of the cell. You can also use color scales to change the color of each cell based on the value.

The green-yellow-red color scale uses the average value of each cell to produce a gradient bar. The lower value is red, the middle value is yellow, and the higher value is green.

Sort feature

Whether you have data stored in rows or columns, the sort feature in Microsoft Excel can sort your data. To sort your data, click on the “Data” tab. Then click the Sort icon. You can sort your data by row, column, or area.

To sort your data, you first need to decide what you want to sort. This can be as simple as a row or column or as complex as conditional formatting.

For example, you may want to sort by cell or font color. You may also want to sort by order. If you’re going to sort by ranking, click the Custom Sort button.

The Custom Sort button opens the same Sort dialog box as the Sort icon in the Sort & Filter group of the Data ribbon. The Sort button allows you to specify the Column and Order you want to sort by.

Undo/redo functions

Using the Undo/redo functions in Microsoft Excel can save you from making mistakes. Undo allows you to reverse erroneous or unwise changes without having to retype.

The Undo function is located at the top of the Edit menu. The Undo icon is a curved arrow that points left. It contains a drop-down menu that allows you to undo or redo the last action in your worksheet. You can also use the Redo button, which is located below the Undo button.

The Undo feature in Excel only works on the changes you made during the current session. When you save a document, the Undo stack is cleared. But you can undo changes that were made in the previous session. You can reverse the last 100 changes in your file, but you can’t go back to more than five AutoRecover versions.