Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

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Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby tcs11705 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:05 pm

And could you say perhaps which has the best tutorial you might've found?

Thanks.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby Kernschatten » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:28 pm

I use Excel at work and LibreOffice at home (Linux user). Both programs accomplish the same goal and are reasonably easy to do what I need to do.
I often find myself googling how to perform a goal that I have in mind. I always seem to be able to accomplish what I need, whether it be formulas to force Excel to round to the nearest five or automatically change cells using conditional formatting. So no, I don't know of any specific tutorials, but would be interested if someone has a better source than Google.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby Beantown85 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Excel. The one Microsoft program I never find myself cursing.


Kernschatten wrote:would be interested if someone has a better source than Google.


No such thing.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby bish0p » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:41 pm

If you want all the open source goodness without the bloat, try Gnumeric.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby Toons » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:57 pm

Google "Docs" incorporated within Google Drive :happy

https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/drive ... index.html
"One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity" –Bruce Lee
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby Epsilon Delta » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:02 pm

Beantown85 wrote:Excel. The one Microsoft program I never find myself cursing.


Try running the FFT() function on 4096 data points.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby soaring » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:42 pm

If you decide to use MS Excel here is the best source I've found for getting excel questions answered by experienced folks.

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/gp_newsgroups_master
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby Boglenaut » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:53 pm

I use the latest Excel at work, and OpenOffice at home.

Excel is definetely better overall, but for the small number of spreadsheets I make for personal use, OpenOffice is a better choice because it is free. For work where the cost is less important than my time, Excel is better.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby Northster » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:02 pm

I second the recommendation of Google sheets. I like the fact that data is stored remotely, so can be accessed from anywhere and can be shared. My wife and I share a sheet for household budget and expenses. Google also keeps previous versions of the sheet. I can't say much for their tutorial, but find that I can use the extensive help/tutorials that exist for Excel since many of the functions are the same.
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Re: Best/easiest spreadsheet program?

Postby MathWizard » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:46 pm

Boglenaut wrote:I use the latest Excel at work, and OpenOffice at home.

Excel is definetely better overall, but for the small number of spreadsheets I make for personal use, OpenOffice is a better choice because it is free. For work where the cost is less important than my time, Excel is better.


Soon it may be the case that:
At HOME where the cost is less important than my time.

I also use both, mostly Excel when I need to work with other people who use Excel, mainly work and church.
I use OpenOffice at home because I don't need to do that much, and I can get it and install/upgrade it whenever
I need to on any desktop/laptop I use whether Linux or MS Windows. So open office actually is easier for me.
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