Beginning OpenOffice Calc: From Setting Up Simple Spreadsheets to Business Forecasting

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Apress, Sep 5, 2011 - Computers - 136 pages
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OpenOffice Calc is the most powerful and widespread open source spreadsheet application in existence. It is the only real alternative to Excel. Jacek Artymiak is widely regarded as the authority on OpenOffice Calc. He takes you, step by step, from the interface and handling Calc files to working with data sources small and large. Artymiak then extends the reader's skillset to data visualization, writing complex formulas and performing statistical analysis. Beginning OpenOffice Calc allows you to gain confidence in the considered use of statistical formulas, but does not assume familiarity with another spreadsheet application.

What you’ll learn Work with large sets of data Process and format data Write complex formulas using array functions Collaborate on OpenOffice.org Calc files with the users of Calc, Excel and other spreadsheet software Who this book is for

This is a book for spreadsheet beginners as much as for anyone who would like start using open source applications in an office environment. Whether someone has used Excel in the past and wants to convert to Calc, or just wants to start using spreadsheets, this is the book for you.

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Introduction

Essentials Formulas Functions Formatting Simple Mathematical Functions Utility Mathematical Functions Useful Statistical Functions Calculations with Money Formatting Functions Conversion Functions Utility Functions Time & Date Functions Conditional Functions
 

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Contents

Essentials
1
Formulas
9
Functions
15
Formatting
21
Simple Mathematical Functions
35
Utility Mathematical Functions
43
Useful Statistical Functions
51
Calculations with Money
59
Formatting Functions
75
Conversion Functions
81
Utility Functions
87
Time Date Functions
93
Conditional Functions
107
Index
113
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