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    Re: Constructing A Logarithm Table
    From: Nicol�s de Hilster
    Date: 2009 Jan 13, 09:59 +0100

    I do not know of a printed manual as I never used one, but the formula's 
    used in Calc are (I believe even for 100%) compatible with Excel.
    If you want to do some macro programming, there might be some 
    differences, but I am not an expert macro programmer, so I can't tell 
    for sure.
    I switched to Calc about a year ago and the only trouble I had, was 
    finding where certain options were hidden in the menu-structure. 
    Entering formula's and creating spreadsheets was not different than before.
    At the lowest line of the menu there is this very helpful 'function 
    assistant' ('fx'-button). Press that while the cursor is at a certain 
    cell and Calc will show you all available commands/functions.
    George, if you need to know more or want some help with a sheet, you're 
    perfectly welcome to contact me off-list as well.
    George Huxtable wrote:
    > Nicol�s de Hilster wrote, about choosing a spreadsheet program-
    > I would suggest Calc from OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/). It is
    > free, reads (and can save) MicroSoft Excel sheets and works cross-platform.
    > ===================================
    > I have little doubt that Calc (which came free, as a part of Open Office) is 
    > indeed powerful. I have tried, quite hard, to use it. But is there decent 
    > printed documentation for it? The only manual I could find combined all 
    > aspects of Open Office, so it was over-condensed. Many important features of 
    > Calc, available in the program itself, went unmentioned in that manual. And 
    > if you can't find that a feature exists, it might as well not be there.
    > I'm aware that "online help" is available, but that's one of my pet hates, 
    > for any software. I'm much happier riffling through the pages of a book (if 
    > it has a decent index) then digging through menus and submenus for stuff 
    > that's been cunningly concealed. And quite a lot of the online help with 
    > Calc has been obscurely written and is hard to understand.
    > In comparison, my old copy of Excel 2000 has a superb manual of over 1000 
    > pages, to which much attention has been given to making it clear and 
    > comprehensive.
    > If Nicol�s can recommend a better printed manual for Calc, I will go back 
    > and try it again. There's a big in-principle attraction, for me, in free 
    > software that can be updated for nothing, compared with expensive commercial 
    > stuff that becomes no-longer supported, then calls for expensive upgrading.
    > George.
    > contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK. 
    > >
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