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Freeware spreadsheet program

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Trag, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. Trag

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    Does anyone know of a freeware substitute for Excel?

    Thanks
     
  2. Flowerbud

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    Trag,

    Sun MicroSystems USED to offer a complete FREE MS Office substitute - the StarOffice.
    Don't know if the offer is still valid, or discontinued.
    Check their website.

    Cheers
     
  3. RandyG

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  4. drdrew1469

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    Another decent Excel substitute is Spread32. It's called a shareware program, but is free to download and is not time limited. It's a nice little program for what it does.
    http://www.byedesign.freeserve.co.uk/

    Hope that helps,

    Drew
     
  5. cammi

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    is open office good?
     
  6. cammi

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    oh, and if you send someone something from one of those programs, and the reciever only has Excel, can they still open it? Can those programs open Excel files?
     
  7. RandyG

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    Open Office purports to be 100% MS Office compatible


    I ahven't used it though, as I make sure the company buys MS Office.
     
  8. drdrew1469

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    Yes, someone with Excel will be able to open the file.

    ** NOTE: We've used Open Office and have noticed there are some issues if in Excel you use Forms or Control tools and then open that file in OO. We had a problem getting them to work properly, but the formula functions work fine.**

    Hope that helps,

    Drew
     
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