What is excel?

  wolfie3000 05:55 05 May 2006
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Well the question should be what is excell used for i have it and to my knowledge never used it ever,

I know my brother uses it for work but i cant see what you got to do with it,

Its a mystery to me,

All those little boxes that you can put numbers and letters in who does it work as i dont have a clue,

So what is it and what practical uses does it have?

  SG Atlantis® 06:06 05 May 2006

You serious?

It's spreadsheets.
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Use it for anything, mathematical analysis usually.

  wolfie3000 06:08 05 May 2006

Hi SG yes i was seriuos as i cant see how or what it does?

Is it any use to me?

Iv never understood spreadsheets they are a complete mystery to me.

  SG Atlantis® 06:20 05 May 2006

I'm off to work in a few mins, but I'm sure VoG will be happy to explain. He's the resident expert!

I use Spreadsheets to budget my money and use it to add up my wage, so I'd know if my boss underpaid me, that's it really for me.

I learned how to use them at school, I only remember the basic stuff now.

  wolfie3000 06:24 05 May 2006

Have a good day at work SG Atlantis

Thanks for the info on excel,

Im sure VoG will reply soon enough,

I will be off the forums for a day or two as i am visiting freinds up north,

  iambeavis 09:19 05 May 2006

I use pencil and paper... I can have it all done in the time it takes to switch on the PC.

  iambeavis 09:23 05 May 2006

...but I'm of an age when a calculator was a set of "Napier Tables".

  VoG II 10:20 05 May 2006

It's only the best thing since sliced bread.

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  Starfox 11:38 05 May 2006

I have always wondered what Excel is and what you do with it, come to think of it I've never used Powerpoint either,

Are we just two oddballs or has anyone else never used them either?

  lee_robinson1983 11:55 05 May 2006

I use it a lot as part of my job (work in accounts), as for Powerpoint, I used that at University for presentations

  ted11 13:26 05 May 2006

Love excel!
Learnt to use it at work but use it at home alot too - mainly for anything mathematical/financial - as quick as a calculator but you have a record of your calculations!
And I do like to see a pretty graph!

Powerpoint the same - used it at work, now use it at home a lot just as a drawing tool because I'm so familiar with where all the tools are on it.

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