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    Navigation spreadsheet lessons
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 Jan 12, 18:11 -0800

    Hewitt, you wrote:
    "Turns out Calc won't download to my Mac. Something to do with Safari browser."
    
    Let's go for a multi-platform solution then. On your Mac, go to 
    http://docs.google.com (I just did this on mine through Safari, so it should 
    work on yours, too). Now when you enter that address, google will first ask 
    you to log in. If you have not been to any of the personalized content on 
    google before, you will need to create an account. It's trivial: enter your 
    email address, make up a password (distinct from your standard email 
    password!), and answer a few questions. Google will send a confirmation 
    email. You reply to it, or click on an included link. Then you're in. And now 
    that you're logged in, again go to docs.google.com
    
    At the google docs site, you will see a menu towards the upper right that says 
    "New". Click that and then click spreadsheet. You can experiment immediately.
    
    My idea here is to run a short five to ten post tutorial on doing basic 
    trigonometric calculations in a spreadsheet for purposes of navigation. Hence 
    the new thread name. You can work in any spreadsheet, but I am going to use 
    google's spreadsheet because it is almost certain that all NavList members 
    can access it. First lesson in a few hours. :-)
    
    -FER
    
    
    
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