20 Unknown Facts about Excel

Updated: Oct 25, 2021


  • Father of Excel is CHARLES SIMONYI.

  • Excel was founded in 1985.

  • Excel mainly had 2 main components which are graphical Multiplan spreadsheets and charting applications.

  • The PIVOT TABLE feature was not initially launched by Microsoft, but by Lotus calling it IMPOV in 1991

  • A cell in a spread sheet can have up to 32767 characters.

  • In excel you can undo the last 100 actions.

  • LOTIS 1-2-3 was replaced by Microsoft Excel as an industry standard spreadsheet in 1993.

  • It is not possible to name a worksheet ‘History’ in EXCEL.

  • Up to 4,000,000,000 formulas can depend on a single cell in EXCEL.

  • You can enter up to 127 range/ criteria pairs in the SUMIFS formula

  • The earliest date allowed for calculations in EXCEL is January 1st 1900.

  • In an excel worksheet you can use up to 512 fonts.

  • Excel is written in more than 30,000,000 lines of code.

  • The maximum number of worksheets in a workbook in EXCEL is limited only by available memory.

  • Microsoft office was first released by MAC

  • There are more than 500 keyboard shortcuts in EXCEL.

  • If you need 1 second to fill 1 cell in a worksheet, it will take you 545 years to complete the whole sheet.

  • MULIPLAN was the original name of EXCEL in 1982

  • 16%of the entire world population uses MS office.

  • 88% of the EXCEL workbooks have errors.

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