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I need to learn to use either Excel or the linux equivalent. Is the spreadsheet in Linux compatible with Excel?
If so, where can I get a manual for this spreadsheet? Learning such things as spreadsheets are very difficult for me.
Whether we like it not, Excel is the defacto standard for spreadsheets, so most, if not all, will be compatible.
On relatively modern hardware openoffice is probably the choice for most people. They are working hard on staying compatible with the latest MS attempts to throw them off course.
On slightly older hardware openoffice might be too big, so applications like gnumeric might be a better choice. There are also others, e.g. Google Docs.
I dunno, but I find Openoffice Calc to be buggy and inferior in compatibility and features to gnumeric.
I'm not sure what kind of standard you are implying, but excel was far from the first successful spreadsheet used by the masses. (you probably knew someone wasn't gonna let you get away with saying anything M$ is a standard in the normal sense of the term) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_1-2-3
I recommend OOCALC (open office calc) I use it at work where 99.9% of computers are windows based (mine is the only Linux) and I have no issues saving files to be compatible with Excel and of course excel files are easily opened with oocalc! Go for it!
I was trying to get acquainted with the spreadsheet in open office. (I am still working from the CD)I could not make entries on it. Is it because I am still on the CD, or I just do not know what I am doing, or both?