What Is Microsoft Excel?

This section provides a quick introduction of Microsoft Excel - a spreadsheet tool which allows you to enter numerical values or text data into rows and columns. Microsoft Word can be used to edit Unicode text files with various encodings.

What Is Microsoft Excel? Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool which allows you to enter numerical values or text data into rows and columns of a spreadsheet document. Microsoft Excel is included in the Microsoft Office product suite.

The version of Microsoft Excel on my Windows XP system is Microsoft Office Word 2003 (11.8169.8172) SP3.

Here is a screenshot of Microsoft Excel:
Word Screenshot

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

What Is Microsoft Excel?

 Opening UTF-8 Text Files

 Opening UTF-16BE Text Files

 Opening UTF-16LE Text Files

 Saving UTF-8 Text Files

 Saving Files in "Unicode Text (*.txt)" Option

 Opening UTF-16 Text Files

 Supported Save and Open File Formats

 Unicode Fonts

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version