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Beginning OpenOffice Calc

From Setting Up Simple Spreadsheets to Business Forecasting

By Jacek Artymiak

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Beginning OpenOffice Calc is the only book on OpenOffice Calc you will ever need. Introduced by the foremost authority on Calc itself, Jacek Artymiak, the book guides the reader through a sequence of tutorials from the level of beginner to professional mastery.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3159-2
  • 136 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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OpenOffice Calc is the most powerful and widespread open source spreadsheet application in existence. It is the only real alternative to Excel. Jacek Artymiak is widely regarded as the authority on OpenOffice Calc. He takes you, step by step, from the interface and handling Calc files to working with data sources small and large. Artymiak then extends the reader's skillset to data visualization, writing complex formulas and performing statistical analysis. Beginning OpenOffice Calc allows you to gain confidence in the considered use of statistical formulas, but does not assume familiarity with another spreadsheet application.

What you’ll learn

  • Work with large sets of data
  • Process and format data
  • Write complex formulas using array functions
  • Collaborate on OpenOffice.org Calc files with the users of Calc, Excel and other spreadsheet software

Who this book is for

This is a book for spreadsheet beginners as much as for anyone who would like start using open source applications in an office environment. Whether someone has used Excel in the past and wants to convert to Calc, or just wants to start using spreadsheets, this is the book for you.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


  1. Essentials
  2. Formulas
  3. Functions
  4. Formatting
  5. Simple Mathematical Functions
  6. Utility Mathematical Functions
  7. Useful Statistical Functions
  8. Calculations with Money
  9. Formatting Functions
  10. Conversion Functions
  11. Utility Functions
  12. Time & Date Functions
  13. Conditional Functions

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