Chapter 6. Getting to Know Calc


38 About Sheets and Spreadsheets

39 Set Calc Options

40 Create a New Spreadsheet

41 Open an Existing Spreadsheet

42 Enter Simple Data into a Spreadsheet

43 About Moving Around Calc

44 About Calc Formulas

45 Copy and Move Formulas

46 Edit Cell Data

47 Print a Spreadsheet

This chapter introduces topics related to Calc,'s spreadsheet program. A spreadsheet is a collection of one or more sheets .'s Calc is to numbers what Writer is to text; Calc has been called a "word processor for numbers." With Calc, you can create numerically based proposals, business plans, business forms, accounting spreadsheets, and virtually any other document that contains calculated numbers . If you've heard of, or have seen, Microsoft Excel,'s Calc is's answer to Excel only without the price tag.


Spreadsheets documents that hold one or more sheets (called workbooks in Microsoft Excel).

Sheets Numerical information presented in a tabular row and column format with text that labels and discusses the data (also, loosely, called spreadsheets ).

If you are new to electronic spreadsheets, you may have to take a little more time learning Calc's environment than you have to take to learn other programs such as Writer. Calc starts with a grid of cells in which you place information, not unlike Writer's tables (see 23 About Writer Tables ). This chapter orients you to Calc by offering tasks that explain how to enter and edit data in Calc spreadsheets as well as how to navigate them. 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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