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spreadshith compatible with XLS format (Users)

posted by bretjohn(R) Homepage E-mail, Rio Rancho, NM, 17.08.2016, 18:37

Actually, there's still plenty of utility left in those old spreadsheet programs (1-2-3, As-Easy-As, Quattro Pro, ...). Even the original VisiCalc can be useful, too.

The later ones (like Excel) do have some new built-in functions, but most of the "progress" is really just in formatting capabilities (fonts and colors and such). Even some DOS programs like Quattro Pro had some of those capabilities, though. It hasn't even been all that long (2007) since Excel allowed more than 256 columns and 64k rows.

If your definition of utility means being able to use the same spreadsheet in any OS, then I don't think any spreadsheet would be utilitarian enough to suit you. You can actually still do a lot of useful things with DOS spreadsheets if you really want to (and NOT letting other OS's see your data can actually be a benefit instead of a hindrance in certain situations).

 

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