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Linuxcare: App of the Week: Gnumeric

Mar 24, 2000, 21:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brett Neely)

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"Gnumeric is an up-and-coming spreadsheet application from the GNOME project. It is an open source program licensed under the GNU GPL. Since my personal finances have historically been managed mostly by dumb luck, I thought it might be sensible to manage my budget with a spreadsheet. (Pardon the bogus numbers in my screen shot.) To get going, I installed Gnumeric version 0.48 from an official Debian package."

"The user interface is quite straightforward. After opening the program, I created column and row heading labels with bold face and a large point size. I plugged my numbers into the appropriate cells to represent my budget. I converted my raw numbers into US-style currency values by highlighting the value-holding cells and pressing the monetary icon in the toolbar. This was a snap!..."

"Other must-see features in this application include a zoom/magnification viewing mode, auto saving, auto fit selection (similar in concept to The Gimp's shrink wrap feature), and a configurable auto-correct mode that can fix your textual typos."

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