Apple works small size and no shading!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lenb, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. lenb macrumors member

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    Am I missing something or is the spreadsheet very limited? On my netBook I can shade cells with ease as well as have a sheet with more than 40 columns. I find this very handy for keeping a register of lessons paid for etc. as well as lesson content etc. (I am a private piano/keyboard teacher).

    Thanks

    lenb
     
  2. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    You're not missing anything. Appleworks is in *dire* need of an update. It has remained virtually unchanged for many, many years. It is fine for light-weight projects, but if you need to do something complex, I'd recommend using a different program.

    (I can't find some for you right now, but hopefully the other people to read this thread will post links to some free spreadsheet software)
     
  3. federalists macrumors member

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    i use NeoOffice/J. it's a nicer version of OpenOffice.org for Mac that acts like a regular Mac app. just throw it away to uninstall. this requires X11 though. i use Apple's version, but there are others out there.

    http://www.planamesa.com/neojava/en/index.php
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/x11/ (download link is to the right, halfway down or so. requires panther. beta version for jaguar is available)

    hope that helps

    EDIT - this does not require X11. they replaced X11 code with java code. so, everyone should be able to use this.
     

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