Advantages And Disadvantage Of Microsoft ExcelAdvantages And Disadvantage Of Microsoft Excel

Introduction: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet refined by Microsoft for Windows,macOS, and Android.It is a software included in Microsoft office suite.Its features the ability to perform calculations, create pivot tables, using graphics tools and create macros.

Microsoft Excel basic features used to create spreadsheets, which use a collection of cells arranged in rows and columns like a big table.

Microsoft Excel Advantages:

  1. Easy to store data: In MS Excel, it is easy to store the data, perform calculations, format the cells and adjust layouts to generate the output and reports to share with others.Many templates make it easy to accomplish a wide range of tasks.
  2. Analysis of large amounts of data: MS Excel spreadsheet enhance your ability to analyze large amounts of data.It provides many analytical tools for the accurate analysis of large amounts of data. With powerful filtering and sorting tools allow you to sort out a large amount of data, it will be easier for you to find out the required information and will assist in your decisions.And filtering removes repeated data and helps to save time and effort.
  3. Used for Formulas: Microsoft Excel performs all mathematical and logical functions like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, average, etc. It provides many formulas that help you to solve both simple and complex calculations.
  4. Graphical Representations of data: It allows you to create the visual representation of data and information. The data can be visually displayed in the form of bar charts, column charts, and graphs.
  5. Secure: Microsoft Excel files can be password protected for security.A user can create a password within the Excel file.

Microsoft Excel Disadvantages:

  1. Time Consuming: In Microsoft Excel, when we entering the data manually it can take a very long time especially if you have a lot of data to enter.
  2. Viruses: In Microsoft Excel File, the viruses can be attached to through macros.Macros are mini-programs that are written into an MS Excel spreadsheet.
  3. Customizable Graphs: This is a big disadvantage of Microsoft Excel, it does offer a good variety of graph capabilities.The customization of the standard formats, and combinations of the different data sets and different types of a graph is awkward and not natural.
  4. Hard to use: MS Excel training programs, it is still hard to use for some users might not get the hang of it.While it is easy to create the formulas, the reference cells, copy and paste the data and the spreadsheets become more difficult to change and manage.
  5. Difficult to analyze: The spreadsheets are absolute for creating one-time analysis.Especially for some people, a spreadsheet is difficult to analyze.It becomes problematic as the data grows and emerge over time.As new rows and columns get added or new ones created, the data and the formulas are not consistently updated.These mistakes lead to bad results and decisions.

These are the advantages and disadvantages of Microsoft Excel.If you have any problem related to Microsoft Office or any technical issues feel to contact our Microsoft Contact Number anytime.


by Amaia Smith
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