Excel Glossary: S

ScreenTip: A small window that displays descriptive text when you point to but don't click a command on the Ribbon or other objects in a worksheet.

scroll bars: Horizontal and vertical bars that appear on the bottom and right side of the worksheet window and enable you to quickly move to a different area of a worksheet.

Sheet Tab scroll buttons: Icons that appear immediately to the left of the sheet tabs in a workbook, which enable you to bring new tabs into view for worksheets that contain too many sheets for their tab names to appear at the bottom of a workbook.

sheet tabs: Small tabs near the bottom of a worksheet that you click to move between the worksheets in a workbook. You can assign descriptive names to sheet tabs.

shortcut menu: A menu that displays context-sensitive commands when you right-click a cell or object in a worksheet.

slicers: New graphic objects in Excel 2010 that enable you to quickly filter the contents of a PivotTable on more than one field.

SmartArt: A type of graphic object in Excel 2007 that gives you the ability to quickly and easily construct graphical lists and diagrams in the worksheet.

sparklines: Tiny graphs (miniature charts) that fit within a single cell in the worksheet, used to show basic trends in data.

Status bar: A horizontal bar that appears at the bottom of the Excel 2007 window and keeps you informed of Excel's current mode. In addition, you can use the Status bar to select a new worksheet view and to zoom in and out on the worksheet.

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