Microsoft excel is a spreadsheet software application that is used by millions of people around the world. Whether recording financial information or complex database style information the application has come a long way since its creation.
Excel was first created in 1985 and was going to be called Multiplan. It was originally only available to Mac users following a deal between Microsoft and Apple. It has since been rolled out to all microsoft applications whether in PC or Mac format. It has also since been produced in a google docs format to allow those using Google as their main software.
Excel can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be and you can even find PDF to Excel converters that allow for PDF documents to be transferred into spreadsheets to allow for further sorting and analysis to take place. This is incredibly useful for industries where stock and pricing is important as the PDF documents can then be utilised as spreadsheets to allow more complex coding and calculations to take place.
There are over 512 different fonts that can be used in an Excel spreadsheet and each cell can contain up to 32,767 characters!