Top 11 Facts You Didn’t Know About Excel

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Microsoft Excel is an amazing software to manage large amounts of data and organize your work. But did you know that initially, the company did not call Excel as Excel? Did you know how many cells does a spreadsheet has or how many actions can be undone? Hot Key Excellence created an infographic depicting top 11 facts you didn’t know about Excel, but worth remembering.

  1. In 1985 Microsoft released Excel and entered into an exclusive contract with Apple. The condition was to not launch the software for PC in exchange for code details for MAC system features. Therefore, only MAC version contained Excel for the first 2 years.
  2. Excel software was based on two main components: graphical Multiplan spreadsheet combined with charting application designed by MAC.
  3. The father of Excel software was Charles Simonyi.
  4. Some of the Excel functions are taking for granted. For example, users consider Paste Special, Array or Print Preview as obscure features. The idea of Pivot Table feature did not come initially from Microsoft. Lotus developed the application called IMPROV in 1991, which was accepted straight away. However, the Lotus competitors liked the feature as well and decided to implement it by simply changing the name.
  5. There are a lot of numerical facts about Excel. For example, a spreadsheet can have up to 512 fonts or a cell can have up to 32,767 characters. For more interesting data check the infographic below.

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