What is Active Cell in Excel and How to identify Active Cell
As discusssed in previous lessons, Excel Columns are represented by Column letters and Rows are represented by Row numbers. Each cell in Excel worksheet is identified by a combination of a Column Letter and a row number.
The Active cell inside Excel Worksheet is used to identify the cell which is currently active. The thick border gridlines around the cell indicates that it is the Active cell inside Excel Worksheet. The Active cell is where the focus is on and where the data will be entered when a key is typed on keyboard. Below image shows the Actice Cell as C5, which is hi-lighted with a thick border.
The current Active Cell in above image of worksheet is C5. The current Active Cell can be identified as below.
1 - Address of Current Active Cell is displayed in Cell Name box.
2 - Data or Formula of Current Active Cell can be viewed inside Cell Contents box of Excel Formula bar.
3 - Current Active Cell's border gridlines are bold.
4 - Current Active Cell's Column letter and Row number are dark highlighted.