The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) character set
Augmented Backus-Naur Form (ABNF)
Component Object Model (COM)
language code identifier (LCID)
The following terms are defined in [MS-OFCGLOS]:
3-D Phong shading
alternate startup directory
Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF)
cascading style sheet (CSS)
class identifier (CLSID)
collapsed outline state
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
Excel Linked Library (XLL)
Excel macro (XLM)
fit to page
font face weight
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Information Rights Management (IRM)
Input Method Editor (IME)
key performance indicator (KPI)
long file name
major tick mark
Mandarin phonetic symbols
MDX unique name
minor tick mark
multidimensional expression (MDX)
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Office data connection (ODC) file
OLAP calculated member
OLAP member property
OLAP named set
OLE compound file
one-variable data table
Page Break Preview view
Page Layout view
phonetic text run
PivotChart filter pane
PivotTable field list
precision as displayed
real-time data (RTD)
relative security descriptor
shrink to fit
smart tag actions button
smart tag indicator
Structured Query Language (SQL)
top N filter
transition formula entry
transition formula evaluation
two-variable data table
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
user-defined function (UDF)
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
XML Path Language (XPath)
XML schema definition (XSD)
The following terms are specific to this document:
active pane: The pane that currently has focus or contains the current selection or object.
advanced filter: An extended filter option that enables users to specify complex filter criteria and a destination range for the filter results.
AutoComplete: A feature that suggests text automatically based on the first few characters that a user types.
BIFF2: A binary file format that is used by default to save worksheets in Microsoft Excel 2.1.
BIFF3: A binary file format that is used by default to save worksheets in Microsoft Excel 3.0 for Windows.
block-level formatting: A type of formatting that can be applied to a field or column (2) in a table. It is applied to all existing records and automatically to new records.
Briefcase: A system folder in Windows that is used to share and synchronize files between computers.
category label: (1) A label that appears on the horizontal (x) axis of a chart and identifies the categories of the source data.
(2) A label that represents a PivotTable item in a row PivotTable field in a PivotChart report.
column formula: A formula that is used in a calculated column.
column outline: A nested grouping of columns (2) in a worksheet.
consolidation range: A range of source data that is used in a data consolidation process.
cryptographic service provider: An independent software module that performs authentication (2), encoding, and encryption services that Windows-based applications access through the CryptoAPI.
custom color palette: A set of user-defined colors that is available for formatting.
custom rollup: An aggregation (1) calculation that allows Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube designers to aggregate measures with a custom formula or operator. A custom rollup is defined on a hierarchy.
double accounting: An underline style that places two lines beneath the formatted text. Double accounting is frequently used to indicate totals.
down bar: See up-down bar.
fill alignment: A setting that repeats a cell value to fill the horizontal space of a cell. If the cell value exceeds the horizontal width of the cell, the value is truncated.
formula error checking: A mechanism that identifies invalid worksheet data, formulas, or formatting and then proposes corrections.
frozen: See frozen panes.
full screen view: A document view that expands the display of a document to fill the computer screen. The view hides menus, toolbars, and taskbars.
general alignment: A default formatting setting for the horizontal alignment of cell content in a worksheet. Text is positioned to the left and numbers are positioned to the right.
hidden cell: A cell that does not appear in a worksheet view because it is contained within a hidden row or a hidden column.
hidden column: A column (2) that does not appear in a worksheet view because its width is set to 0 (zero). A column can be hidden if an outline is collapsed.
input language: A pairing of input language and input method. The pairing determines what language is currently being entered and how. The input language is usually determined by the keyboard language that is currently active in the operating system. Users can install keyboard layouts and Input Method Editors (IMEs) for several languages, and then switch between them at appropriate times to indicate the input language.
international macro sheet: A macro sheet that displays English function names and operates with U.S. English locale settings, regardless of product locale, user locale, or system locale.
local name: A defined name whose scope is limited to a specific sheet instead of the entire workbook.
merge conflict: A problem that occurs if two users are editing the same cell or other type of object in a workbook while changes are being merged in a shared workbook.
messaging system service provider: A business that supplies email and other messaging services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations.
Microsoft Office Web Components: A set of controls that can be used to create data analysis and reporting solutions.
narrow katakana: A non-cursive character set (1) that is used to write non-Japanese words phonetically in Japanese. Narrow katakana characters are represented with a single byte. Also referred to as half-width katakana.
natural language formula: A syntax for referring to tabular data in formulas by using column and row labels instead of cell references.
natural language label: A value of a cell or cells that identifies a range in a natural language formula. A label is typically the same as a column or row header in tabular data.
obfuscation key: A secret shared key combined with a cryptographic hash function that is intended to prevent a reversal of an encoding process. See also XOR obfuscation.
OLAP measure group: A collection of related OLAP measures in an OLAP cube. An OLAP cube can contain multiple measure groups.
OLAP set: A collection of OLAP tuples with the same dimensionality. Also referred to as OLAP named set.
OLE link: A connection between an Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) object and its OLE server. See also DDE link.
palette color: A specific color among those that are available on the active color palette.
parameterized query: A query that contains parameters. It applies to Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and web queries. For example, a web query that retrieves stock quotes from a webpage can prompt users for a parameter, such as a stock symbol.
post method: A method of submitting form data in the header of an HTTP request.
property stream: A series of object properties that is used in processes such as checksum calculations.
recalculate: The process of computing a value in a workbook by initiating a calculation repeatedly.
reconnect condition: A condition that specifies whether to connect to a database again after a connection expires.
result cell: A cell that contains the results of the calculation of changing cells in a scenario.
revision record: Any of the records in the revision stream of a shared workbook that stores user edits to the workbook and other tracked information.
routing stage: The current status of a document with a routing slip.
row outline: A mechanism for grouping and nesting the rows in a worksheet.
RTD topic: A discrete combination of parameters that is used to request data from a real-time data (RTD) server.
single accounting: An underline style that places one line beneath the text. Single accounting can be used to indicate subtotals.
single sign-on (SSO) identifier: A string that represents the definition of user credentials that permit a user to access a network. See also single sign-on (SSO).
sort range: A range of cells that will be or has been sorted.
subtotal column: A column (2) that uses a summary or subtotal function to display the total of detail items in a PivotTable field.
text query: A query that is used to import data from text files.
text style: A formatting option, such as bold or italic, that can be applied to a font.
unfrozen pane: A portion of a worksheet that continues to scroll and function normally in split pane view. See also frozen pane.
up bar: See up-down bar.
web-only view: A view of a workbook from within a web browser.
wide katakana: A non-cursive character set (1) that is used to write non-Japanese words phonetically in Japanese. Wide katakana characters are represented with two bytes.
window state: The current positioning state of a window. Windows can be maximized or minimized, or the window size can be customized by the user.
MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.