Which spreadsheet is best? 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Thursday, October 21, 2010
The US Dollar is really taking a beating. I deposited some checks
from US clients at the bak, and got just 91 cents Canadian per 
US Dollar. Ouch! 
Let's hope the November 2 election will restore some hope and 
confidence in the US economy! If this slide continues, it is 
going to be an expensive winter for many of you. Better
stock up, if you can!

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Millie Re: Which Spreadsheet is best? Dear Webby, There are lots of different spreadsheets available.Which one is best, and still affordable? Millie Dear Millie The best one is the one you are used to. VisiCalc was the first one, and ever since then, companies that copied the concept, have sued each other for copyright infringement. First there was the war between Lotus 123 and Quattro, then Microsoft entered the fray with Excel, and so on. The result was that each company did their own cosmetic changes to look a bit different. In Quattro, for example, to pull in the data from cell B10, you use +B10 In Excel you use =B10 Yeah, little girls tying the ribbon in their hair differently. Excel is in Microsoft Office and about as popular as Outlook Express, because it comes pre-loaded as a trial sample with every Windows machine. Microsoft Office is $279 Quattro is in Corel Office (formerly WordPerfect Office). The newest version of Corel Office is $259 You can usually pick up a previous version of Corel Office on eBay for $15 - $50. The changes between versions are not really worth mentioning. Calc in Open Office is free, and it can pick up files from Excel and from Quattro, and also write them in those formats. Even if a teacher gets a kickback from the local Microsoft vendor and insists on Excel, students can use the free Open Office Calc, and save their homework in Excel format. You can guess what a lot of students are using nowadays! $279 buys an awful lot of beer, ahem I mean school books. The same goes for industry and commerce. They don't switch suddenly, but whenever they need to replace machines, they put Open Office onto the new machines. Europe is leading in that, possibly because they replace machines more frequently, but the same trend is becoming noticeable here too. Then there are the on-line spreadsheets like Google Spreadsheets. They are still a bit basic and slow, but in five years will be quite competitive. For right now, especially since cost seems to be a consideration factor, I would recommend the free Open Office Calc for you. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man walks into a bar with a duck and a big bisquit tin. He sets the duck on top of the biscuit box on the bar and the duck begins dancing. The barman finds this rather interesting, as do the rest of the patrons in the bar. They all gather around the duck and watch it for a long time. While everyone is watching the duck dance, they buy more drinks from the bar. By the end of the night, the bar is full of people watching this amazing duck, still dancing and letting out an odd quack now and again. The barman realizes that he hasn't had business this good in a long time. Business is so good, in fact, that he offers to buy the duck from the man. The man tells the bartender that he can have the duck for 500 pounds. The barman thinks it is a bit expensive, but agrees to buy the duck anyway. After selling the duck, the man goes home, leaving a crowded pub watching his dancing duck. Later that night, the man gets a telephone call from the barman, who exclaims that the duck is a great success and that he has earned his money back in the amount of drinks he has sold. Then the barman says, "There is one thing, though. How do you get the duck to stop dancing?" And the man says, "Oh, it's simple. Just take the lid of the biscuit box and blow out the candle."

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