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.
While it may be true that some of the things mentioned above could be done in a word processor, spreadsheets have a huge advantage over word processors when it comes to numbers. It would be impossible to calculate multiple numbers in a word processor and have the value of the calculation immediately appear. Spreadsheets are also much more dynamic with the data and can hide, show, and sort information to make processing lots of information easier.