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#1 weeperabr

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:08 PM

It’s worse that it PRETENDS to work with Excel and Word when all it’s really doing is dropping data and screwing up formatting.
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#2 Trub L

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

Version control for multiple editors is about the only thing it does well.
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#3 matt6150

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

Yeah I use it to organize things like events amongst friends.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:04 PM

Yeah I use it to organize things like events amongst friends.


This.

My wife and I use it for family documentation stuff.

Budgets, in case I get hit by a truck instructions. Sharing info on our house build.
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#5 EWW

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

We use it for shared reference documents between different agencies for info that has frequent changes and updates.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:26 PM

Seems perfectly acceptable for the classroom in high school maybe even college. In the professional world it lacks big time
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#8 Buzz Buzzard

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:32 PM

Lol, it is huge in my industry.
Were an accounting/tax professional services firm.
One of the big 3 globally.
Cloud, cloud, cloud.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:38 PM

I suppose if you use it exclusively, it’s fine. But half of the company is G suite and the other half is Office Suite - and that’s where I’m struggling. Most of the time I’m opening a word doc all of the words are scrambled /reformatted/wrapped weird.

The preview doc screens are fine , but opening /editing Word/Excel docs has been frustrating. Unless there’s some extension I’m missing - but I’ve checked.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:17 AM

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:25 AM

Haven't had the occasion. 


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:03 AM

I use it often, its fast.
I do also use o365, access, SQL studio, they are just tools. Right wrench for the nut.

Edited by Buzz Buzzard, 11 September 2019 - 04:04 AM.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:09 AM

at home I use openoffice b/c it's free.  for the most part works well enough for the things I need which is pretty much just finances and brewing spreadsheets.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:57 AM

I suppose if you use it exclusively, it’s fine. But half of the company is G suite and the other half is Office Suite - and that’s where I’m struggling. Most of the time I’m opening a word doc all of the words are scrambled /reformatted/wrapped weird.

The preview doc screens are fine , but opening /editing Word/Excel docs has been frustrating. Unless there’s some extension I’m missing - but I’ve checked.


That's the main issue. We were an Office shop and then got acquired and the new parent company is all Google Docs. Once people made the switch it's been fine, but for awhile there was a mix of both being used and it was a pain.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:43 AM

Letting multiple people have access to a file that is a primitive spreadsheet or a word processor of marginal use.

If this was the early 80s it would be the product of visionaries and great men of genius. Today? PPFFTttttt . . . . !
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:52 AM

I'm actually amazed by how many people still use spreadsheets for things. I've heard people refer to using Excel as "programming." :D
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:00 AM

I've seen some amazing things done in it.
Not the best or easiest way but amazing nonetheless.
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:14 AM

I've seen some amazing things done in it.
Not the best or easiest way but amazing nonetheless.


Like portraits done on etch-a-sketches.
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:18 AM

I'm actually amazed by how many people still use spreadsheets for things. I've heard people refer to using Excel as "programming." :D

 

I'm amazed at how many people think knowing even basic level excel is wizardry. 


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#20 Buzz Buzzard

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:22 AM

Everything is impossible magic until you know how to do it.
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