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Google Sheets 101 — A Beginner's Guide to Online Spreadsheets

Google Sheets 101 — A Beginner's Guide to Online Spreadsheets


 People who are good at processing images create connections between words and concepts and remember vague things. But we are not good - really bad - in the mental process and keeping the data set accurate and easy to use.

Datasheets - commonly known as spreadsheets - are designed to organize arrays of information that our brains cannot remember. Spreadsheets help us sort and label in a logical way so we can reference it and perform calculations later.

Practical practice dates back thousands of years to the papyrus in the diary of Merrer, an official of the ancient Egyptian dynasty involved in the construction of the great pyramid of Kufu.

Back then, paper was your only option for a large data catalog. We now have computers for our work.

When VisiCalc, the first digital spreadsheet, was released in 1979, it eliminated the need to write data, calculate prices, and save spreadsheets. As our tools evolved, programs such as Excel (the most popular spreadsheet program in the last 30 years) made digital spreadsheets the most popular computing applications.

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