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Computer Applications  Semester 2  Final Exam - June 2013
Open book (Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel 2007)
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The name box displays entries as they are made and edited in the workbook window.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The name box does not display entries as they are made and edited in the workbook window. The name box is used to enter or select a specific cell or range of cells in the worksheet. It is not a tool for displaying entries or edits in real-time.

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  • 2. 

    Excel files are called workbooks.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Excel files are called workbooks because in Excel, a workbook is a file that contains one or more worksheets. Each worksheet is a grid of cells where data can be entered and manipulated. Workbooks in Excel can contain multiple worksheets, allowing users to organize and analyze data in different ways within the same file. Therefore, it is correct to say that Excel files are called workbooks.

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  • 3. 

    A template is a file that contains settings that are used as the basis for a new file you are creating.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A template is a file that contains pre-defined settings, formatting, and content that serve as a starting point for creating a new file. When you create a new file using a template, it automatically inherits the settings and content from the template, saving you time and effort in setting up the file from scratch. Therefore, the statement "A template is a file that contains settings that are used as the basis for a new file you are creating" is true.

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  • 4. 

    Cells are referenced by column number and row letter.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cells are actually referenced by column letter and row number, not column number and row letter. In spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel, each cell is identified by a combination of a letter representing the column and a number representing the row. For example, cell A1 refers to the first cell in the first column, while cell B2 refers to the second cell in the second column. Therefore, the statement given in the question is incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    Press the Home key to quickly move to the beginning of a row.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pressing the Home key on a keyboard is a shortcut that allows the user to quickly move the cursor to the beginning of a row in a document or spreadsheet. This can be useful when editing or formatting a large amount of text or data, as it saves time compared to manually scrolling or using other navigation methods. Therefore, the statement "Press the Home key to quickly move to the beginning of a row" is true.

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  • 6. 

    The four steps to developing a worksheet are: Enter, Edit, Test, and Format.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The four steps to developing a worksheet are: Enter, Edit, Calculate, and Format.

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  • 7. 

    When you start to enter data in a cell, the mode shown in the status bar changes from Ready to Enter.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you start entering data in a cell, the mode in the status bar changes from "Ready" to "Enter". This means that the software is now expecting input from the user and is ready to accept the data. The change in mode indicates that the cell is active and can receive the data being entered. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    The AutoCorrect feature automatically inserts proper capitalization at the beginning of sentences and in the names of days of the week.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The AutoCorrect feature automatically inserts proper capitalization at the beginning of sentences and in the names of days of the week. This means that if a user forgets to capitalize the first letter of a sentence or the days of the week, AutoCorrect will automatically correct it. Therefore, the statement "The AutoCorrect feature automatically inserts proper capitalization at the beginning of sentences and in the names of days of the week" is true.

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  • 9. 

    A text entry that is larger than the column width will be fully displayed only if the cells to the left are blank.    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If a text entry is larger than the column width, it will not be fully displayed even if the cells to the left are blank. The text will be cut off and only a portion of it will be visible in the cell.

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  • 10. 

    The Save command is used to save a file with a new file name or to a new location.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Save command is not used to save a file with a new file name or to a new location. Instead, it is used to save changes made to an existing file. If you want to save a file with a new name or to a different location, you would typically use the Save As command. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    If you try to close a file before it has been saved, Excel will prompt you to save it.    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you try to close a file before it has been saved in Excel, the program will prompt you to save it. This is because Excel wants to ensure that any changes made to the file are not lost and gives you the opportunity to save the file before closing it.

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  • 12. 

    The Spell Checker feature works by comparing each word to a dictionary of words, called the custom dictionary, that is supplied with the program.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer "False" is that the Spell Checker feature does not compare each word to a custom dictionary of words supplied with the program. Instead, it compares each word to a built-in dictionary or a database of words to check for spelling errors. The custom dictionary is used to add or remove words from the spell check process, but it is not the main source of comparison for the spell checking feature.

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  • 13. 

    The Spell Checker does not check spelling in text that result from formulas.    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Spell Checker feature in a program or software typically only checks the spelling of words in regular text and does not analyze or check the spelling of words that are generated from formulas or calculations. This is because formulas often involve numerical values, symbols, and functions that are not meant to be checked for spelling errors. Therefore, it is true that the Spell Checker does not check spelling in text that results from formulas.

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  • 14. 

    You can launch the Spell Checker by pressing the F7 key.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pressing the F7 key launches the Spell Checker.

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  • 15. 

    When you move a selection, it is removed or cut from the original location in the source and inserted at the intended destination

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you move a selection, it means that you are physically relocating or cutting the selected item from its original position in the source. After removing it from the source, you then insert or place it at the desired destination. This action permanently removes the selection from its original location and transfers it to the new location. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 16. 

    The system Clipboard can hold up to 24 items.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The system Clipboard is a temporary storage area in a computer's memory where copied or cut items are stored. It allows users to copy multiple items and paste them later. The statement "The system Clipboard can hold up to 24 items" implies that the system Clipboard has a limit of 24 items that it can store at a time. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 17. 

    A selection consisting of two or more cells on a worksheet is a range

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A selection of two or more cells on a worksheet is considered a range because a range refers to a group of cells that are selected together. By selecting multiple cells, you can perform various operations on them simultaneously, such as formatting, entering data, or applying formulas. Ranges are commonly used in Excel to manipulate and analyze data efficiently. Therefore, the statement "A selection consisting of two or more cells on a worksheet is a range" is true.

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  • 18. 

    When you copy by dragging the fill handle, the mini toolbar appears

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you copy by dragging the fill handle, the mini toolbar does not appear.

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  • 19. 

    Excel calculates the formula from left to right and performs the calculation in the following order: percent, exponentiation, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Excel follows the order of operations, also known as PEMDAS (parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction), when calculating formulas. This means that it will first perform any calculations involving percentages, then exponentiation, followed by multiplication and division, and finally addition and subtraction. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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  • 20. 

    An absolute reference is a cell or range reference in a formula whose location is interpreted by Excel in relation to the position of the cell that contains the formula.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An absolute reference is a cell or range reference in a formula that does not change when the formula is copied to other cells. It is indicated by the use of a dollar sign ($) before the column and/or row reference. This allows the formula to always refer to the same cell or range, regardless of its position in the worksheet. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 21. 

    An argument is the data that a function uses to perform a calculation.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because an argument is indeed the data that a function uses to perform a calculation. In programming, when we define a function, we can specify one or more parameters, which act as placeholders for the data that will be passed into the function when it is called. These values that are passed into the function are called arguments. The function can then use these arguments to perform the necessary calculations or operations. So, in summary, an argument is the data that a function uses to perform a calculation.

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  • 22. 

    The rules you follow when writing a formula are referred to as the structure.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The rules followed when writing a formula are referred to as the syntax, not the structure. The structure refers to the organization and arrangement of the formula's components.

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  • 23. 

    You can add cell references to a formula either by typing them directly or by selecting the cell with the mouse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    You can add cell references to a formula either by typing them directly or by selecting the cell with the mouse. This means that when creating a formula, you have the option to manually type in the cell references or you can simply click on the desired cell to automatically insert its reference into the formula. This flexibility allows for easier and more accurate formula creation.

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  • 24. 

    When a number in a referenced cell in a formula changes, Excel automatically recalculates all formulas in the worksheet.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Excel does not automatically recalculate all formulas in the worksheet when a number in a referenced cell changes. By default, Excel only recalculates the formula that contains the changed cell and any other formulas that depend on it. This is known as "automatic calculation" in Excel. If you want Excel to recalculate all formulas in the worksheet, you would need to manually initiate a recalculation or change the calculation settings to "manual".

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  • 25. 

    Grouping settings allow you to change the horizontal and vertical placement as well as the orientation of an entry in a cell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Grouping settings do not allow you to change the horizontal and vertical placement or the orientation of an entry in a cell. Grouping settings are used to organize and manage data by creating groups or categories. They are typically used in features like pivot tables or data grouping in spreadsheets, where you can group data based on specific criteria. Changing the horizontal and vertical placement or the orientation of an entry in a cell would require formatting or alignment settings, not grouping settings. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 26. 

    You can quickly align a range of cells by selecting the range and then using the command or button.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because you can indeed align a range of cells quickly by selecting the range and then using the command or button. By selecting the range of cells, you can easily apply alignment options such as left, right, center, top, bottom, and more. The command or button can be found in the formatting options or toolbar of the spreadsheet program you are using.

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  • 27. 

    It is impossible for cell B1 and B2 to have different widths.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that it is impossible for cell B1 and B2 to have different widths. This means that the widths of B1 and B2 must be the same. Therefore, the correct answer is False, indicating that it is possible for cell B1 and B2 to have different widths.

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  • 28. 

    Sans serif fonts do not have a flair at the base of each letter.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sans serif fonts are characterized by their clean and simple design, without any decorative elements like flairs at the base of each letter. This is in contrast to serif fonts, which do have these flairs. Therefore, the statement that sans serif fonts do not have a flair at the base of each letter is true.

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  • 29. 

    The keyboard shortcut for the Undo action is Alt+Z.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the keyboard shortcut for the Undo action is indeed Alt+Z. This means that if you want to undo your last action in a program or application, you can simply press the Alt key on your keyboard and then press the letter Z. This shortcut is commonly used in many software programs and is a quick and convenient way to undo a mistake or revert back to a previous state.

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  • 30. 

    The default number format setting in a worksheet is Number.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The default number format setting in a worksheet is not "Number". The default number format setting is "General", which means that numbers will be displayed as they are entered without any specific formatting.

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  • 31. 

    Font color can be applied to all the text in a selected cell or range or to selected words or characters in a cell.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Font color can be applied to all the text in a selected cell or range or to selected words or characters in a cell. This means that you can change the color of the entire text in a cell or only specific words or characters within that cell.

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  • 32. 

    The date serial value of 1 corresponds to January 1, 0 A.D.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The date serial value of 1 does not correspond to January 1, 0 A.D. In most date systems, the year 0 does not exist, and the year 1 follows directly after 1 B.C. So, the date serial value of 1 would typically correspond to January 1, 1 A.D. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 33. 

    The default date format is based on the settings in Office.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The default date format in Office is not based on the settings in Office. The default date format is actually based on the regional settings in the operating system of the computer. So, the date format in Office will be determined by the date format set in the computer's operating system.

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  • 34. 

    Pressing [Ctrl] + ‘ will display the formulas in cells instead of the formula’s result.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pressing [Ctrl] + ' (apostrophe) in Excel will display the formulas in cells instead of the formula's result. This can be useful when you want to check or edit the formulas in a worksheet. It allows you to see the actual formulas used in each cell rather than the calculated results.

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  • 35. 

    When closing a workbook, Excel saves the file with the cell selector in the same cell location it is in at the time it is saved.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When closing a workbook, Excel saves the file with the cell selector in the same cell location it is in at the time it is saved. This means that if the cell selector is in cell A1 when the workbook is closed, it will be saved in cell A1 when the file is reopened. This behavior ensures that the user can continue working from where they left off when they reopen the workbook.

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  • 36. 

    This tool has tabs that provide access to the commands and features of Excel.  

    • A.

      Menu bar

    • B.

      Title bar

    • C.

      Ribbon

    • D.

      Formula bar

    Correct Answer
    C. Ribbon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ribbon" because the ribbon in Excel is a graphical control element that contains tabs, groups, and commands. It provides access to various commands and features in Excel, making it easier for users to navigate and use the software. The ribbon is located at the top of the Excel window and is organized into tabs, each containing related groups of commands. Users can click on the tabs to access different sets of commands and features, making it a convenient tool for working with Excel.

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  • 37. 

    This bar displays entries as they are made and edited in the Excel workbook window.  

    • A.

      Formula

    • B.

      Format

    • C.

      Standard

    • D.

      Title

    Correct Answer
    A. Formula
    Explanation
    The bar that displays entries as they are made and edited in the Excel workbook window is called the Formula bar. This bar allows users to input and edit formulas and functions directly into cells, providing a convenient way to view and manipulate data in Excel.

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  • 38. 

    The Name Box provides information about the:  

    • A.

      File name.

    • B.

      Title Bar.

    • C.

      Font name.

    • D.

      Selected area.

    Correct Answer
    D. Selected area.
    Explanation
    The Name Box in this context refers to a feature in a software or application that provides information about the selected area. It allows users to see the name or reference of the currently selected cell or range of cells in a spreadsheet or worksheet. This can be useful for navigating and managing data in a large document. It is not related to file names, the title bar, or font names.

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  • 39. 

    What term is used to describe the settings that come with the software?  

    • A.

      Preset

    • B.

      Default

    • C.

      Factory

    • D.

      Template

    Correct Answer
    B. Default
    Explanation
    The term "default" is used to describe the settings that come with the software. These settings are pre-determined by the software developer and are applied automatically unless the user chooses to customize them. The default settings are often the most commonly used or recommended settings for the software, providing a starting point for the user.

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  • 40. 

    The intersection of a row and a column is referred to as a(n):  

    • A.

      Cell

    • B.

      Pane

    • C.

      Chart

    • D.

      Area

    Correct Answer
    A. Cell
    Explanation
    The intersection of a row and a column is referred to as a cell. In a table or spreadsheet, each cell contains data or information. Cells are used to organize and display data in a structured manner.

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  • 41. 

    In Excel, this surrounds an active cell.  

    • A.

      Cell rim

    • B.

      Cell selector

    • C.

      Cell border

    • D.

      Cell outline

    Correct Answer
    B. Cell selector
    Explanation
    The cell selector in Excel is the small black border that surrounds an active cell. It indicates which cell is currently selected and ready for editing or formatting. This border helps users easily identify and manipulate the active cell within a worksheet.

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  • 42. 

    If the active cell is not named, the Name Box displays what?  

    • A.

      Formula

    • B.

      “Unknown”

    • C.

      Cell reference

    • D.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    C. Cell reference
    Explanation
    The Name Box displays the cell reference when the active cell is not named. This allows the user to easily identify the location of the active cell within the spreadsheet.

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  • 43. 

    Which of the following is not one of the four steps in workbook development?  

    • A.

      Comparing

    • B.

      Testing

    • C.

      Formatting

    • D.

      Editing

    Correct Answer
    A. Comparing
    Explanation
    Comparing is not one of the four steps in workbook development. Workbook development typically involves steps such as testing, formatting, editing, and other similar tasks. Comparing, on the other hand, is not a step involved in the development process.

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  • 44. 

    Which of the following is not a valid character for use in a number entry?      

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      +

    • C.

      #

    • D.

      %

    Correct Answer
    C. #
    Explanation
    The character "#" is not a valid character for use in a number entry.

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  • 45. 

    Row and column _____ are entries that are used to create the structure of the worksheet and describe other worksheet entries

    • A.

      Headings

    • B.

      Labels

    • C.

      Markers

    • D.

      Selectors

    Correct Answer
    A. Headings
    Explanation
    Headings are entries that are used to create the structure of the worksheet and describe other worksheet entries. They are typically used to label and categorize data in rows and columns, making it easier to navigate and understand the content of the worksheet. Headings provide a clear organization and hierarchy to the data, allowing users to quickly locate specific information within the worksheet.

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  • 46. 

    Which of the following text entries would not be corrected by the AutoCorrect feature?  

    • A.

      THE

    • B.

      Becausethe

    • C.

      600,000

    • D.

      Tuesday

    Correct Answer
    C. 600,000
    Explanation
    The AutoCorrect feature corrects common spelling errors and capitalization mistakes. In this case, "600,000" does not require any correction as it is already written correctly. The AutoCorrect feature does not make changes to correctly spelled words or numbers.

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  • 47. 

    By default, a column is wide enough to display about how many characters?  

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    By default, a column is wide enough to display about 8 characters.

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  • 48. 

    You can automatically resize the column to fit the width of the column’s contents by ____ on the column boundary line.  

    • A.

      Clicking

    • B.

      Double-clicking

    • C.

      Right-clicking

    • D.

      Double right-clicking

    Correct Answer
    B. Double-clicking
    Explanation
    Double-clicking on the column boundary line allows you to automatically resize the column to fit the width of the column's contents. This action triggers the automatic resizing feature in the spreadsheet software, which adjusts the column width based on the length of the content in that column.

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  • 49. 

    By default, Excel’s AutoRecover feature saves the open workbook every ____ minutes.  

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    Excel's AutoRecover feature automatically saves the open workbook at regular intervals to prevent data loss in case of unexpected shutdown or crash. By default, the AutoRecover feature saves the workbook every 10 minutes. This ensures that any recent changes made to the workbook are saved and can be recovered in the event of a disruption.

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  • 50. 

    Excel workbooks have what file extension?  

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .xlt

    • C.

      .xlw

    • D.

      .xlsx

    Correct Answer
    C. .xlw
    Explanation
    Excel workbooks have the file extension .xlw. The file extension is a way to identify the type of file and associate it with a specific program. In the case of Excel, the .xlw extension is used to indicate that the file is a workbook created in Excel. This allows the operating system and other software to recognize and open the file correctly. Other file extensions mentioned in the options, such as .doc and .xlsx, are not used for Excel workbooks.

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