A Spreadsheet is a program that is useful in performing calculations or preparing accounts. It helps in calculations, setting up formulas, creating invoices and more. A spreadsheet is a program that contains rows on the vertical side and columns on the horizontal side.
A cell is box made up of a row and a column. Data can be entered into these cells and they can be manipulated using simple arithmetic functions or formulas. The cells can be added to give a sum or a formula can be used to arrive at a figure. Spreadsheets have become a necessity nowadays and it is used for more than calculations. Spreadsheets are used to create invoices, user forms and also are used to store tabular data. One of first spread sheet programs called Lotus 1-2-3 was very popular as it simplified book keeping and further saved a lot of time and was simple to use. Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3 are two of the most popular spreadsheets available in the market.