Spreadsheets are a type of file used to store data and perform calculations with numerical information. Spreadsheet files are often saved in the comma separated value (CSV) or tab-delimited text format and have the extension .csv or .txt.
In order to view a spreadsheet file, you will need to use a spreadsheet software program such as Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, LibreOffice Calc, or Google Sheets. Most spreadsheet programs allow you to open CSV and TXT files as well as other popular spreadsheet formats such as Excel (.xlsx), ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet), and HTML.
Once you have opened your spreadsheet file in the appropriate software, you will be able to view the data contained within it. All data is organized into tables that can be sorted and searched according to various criteria. Depending on the program you use, you may also be able to view charts and graphics that represent the data in an easier-to-understand format.
The spreadsheet file will be divided into columns and rows. The columns are labeled horizontally across the top of the file, while the rows are labeled vertically down the left side. Each column represents a different aspect of the data, such as date, time, or type of information. Each row contains the data for one item, such as one record or transaction.
When viewing a spreadsheet file, there are several functions you can use. The most common is the “Find” function, which allows you to search through the data in the spreadsheet quickly and easily. Other functions include sorting data, calculating sums and averages, and applying formulas to cells.
When working with a large spreadsheet file, it is often helpful to utilize the features that allow you to Freeze the Rows and Columns, or Hide certain Rows or Columns. This allows you to focus on only the portions of the data that you need to see, making it easier to work with the contents of the file.
Finally, spreadsheets allow you to print the data contained within them. You can choose to print the entire spreadsheet at once, or choose to print specific pages or ranges of data. Once you have printed the data, you can refer to it later for further analysis and review.
By using a spreadsheet software program, you can easily view, alter, manage, and present data contained in spreadsheet files. Through the various functions and features provided, you can manipulate and analyze the data to gain meaningful insights.