An Active Cell means the cell chosen at that time on a spreadsheet. It can be identified with a bold (which is typically blue) outline and it is spread around that cell.

If you want to know the current location of an active cell, then the most standard way is to look at the column / row combination of that cell, such as A2 (first column, second row) or B5 (second column, fifth row).

Whenever you click on a specific cell in a spreadsheet , it becomes an active cell. Whereas once you select a cell, then you can add values or a function to that cell .

Most spreadsheet programs display the value of an active cell within a long text field within the same cell in the spreadsheet toolbar. The text field is very helpful for viewing and modifying the function and for editing long text strings that are not properly fitted on the active cell.

Most spreadsheet applications allow you to define a specific type of data in individual cells. So in such a situation you can use the cell formatting option in the toolbar or select Format → Cells… from the menu bar, then select the data type from the active cell.

For example, if the item on the active cell has a price and that’s where you want to select ” Currency ” data type. Here, if you want, you can format the appearance of an active cell, for which you have to select font, text color, background color, and text styles .

In most cases, a spreadsheet contains only one active cell at a time. At the same time, if you want, you can also select multiple cells, for which you have to drag the cursor over that group of cells.

In such case, all selected cells are considered active cells. On the other hand, if you change the cell formatting options at a time when multiple cells are selected, then these changes are displayed on all active cells.

NOTE  When you are writing a function in Microsoft Excel, these ActiveCell property can be used as a reference for an active cell. , While the active cell of Value Access can be used to ActiveCell.Value.

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