Computerized spreadsheets have revolutionized how business is done. The real power of spreadsheets comes from how they are able to organize data into logical groups as well as use formulas to summarize results based on this data. This episode focuses on introducing the basic concepts of using formulas in OpenOffice.org’s Spreadsheet program.
With formulas you will be able to add numbers together, calculate an average or determine if one value is larger than another. For some, using formulas seems intimidating, but the truth is that the most useful formulas are quite easy to use. Once you master the basics or formulas, you will be able to do some very powerful things with your spreadsheets. I encourage you to spend the time necessary to learn how to use formulas. Before you know it, you will be a spreadsheet master!