Common word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs include a set of commands for creating blank tables, entering data in tabular format and adjusting the overall appearance of the table. The overall size of the table, in terms of the number of rows and columns, is typically constrained by the size of the printed page on which the table will appear. Word processors can also carry out simple commands such as finding the sum of all numbers in an individual column.
Today, Microsoft Excel is the most popular and widely used spreadsheet program, but there are also many alternatives. Although spreadsheets are typically used with anything containing numbers, the uses of a spreadsheet are almost endless. Below are some other popular uses of spreadsheets.