StarOffice 5.2 Calc Handbook

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This is the first in-depth, task-focused guide to StarCalc, the spreadsheet component of the #1 open source software suite for Linux, Solaris, and Windows: StarOffice. You'll start by getting comfortable in the StarOffice Calc environment: working with the StarOffice Beamer, using the Gallery, exploring different spreadsheet views, saving your spreadsheets, and getting Help. Next, you'll walk through the fundamentals of entering values, formulas, and functions; working with cells, rows, and columns; formatting cells; and more. The book includes practical coverage of editing and auditing formulas, formatting spreadsheets for different uses, working with lists and databases. You'll find detailed coverage of advanced data analysis with Simply StarOffice Calc, including subtotals, consolidation, sensitivity analysis, goal seek, scenarios, charting, and more. There's detailed coverage of printing your spreadsheets, including a full chapter on publishing spreadsheets to the Web. For all Linux and UNIX users seeking detailed guidance on making the most of StarOffice more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 178.56 x 235.2 x 22.86mm | 675.85g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013029389X
  • 9780130293893

Table of contents

1. Getting Started with StarOffice Calc. Starting StarOffice. To Launch StarOffice. Working on the StarOffice Desktop. To Use the Menu Bar. To Use the Desktop Toolbars. Using the Explorer. Organizing with Explorer Groups. To Create a New Explorer Group. Working with the Beamer. Using the Gallery. Manipulating the Tips Window. Opening StarOffice Calc. Understanding Spreadsheet Geography. Exploring Different Spreadsheet Views. To Hide the Column and Row Headings. To Add Value Highlighting. To Use Page Break Preview. To Use the Zoom. To View Full Screen. To Freeze Column and Row Headings. To Split Calc Windows. Getting Help. To Use Tips and Extended Tips. To Use the Help Contents. To Use the Help Agent. Closing Calc and Exiting StarOffice.2. Creating Basic Spreadsheets. Entering Spreadsheet Data. Entering Text. To Enter Text in Your Spreadsheet. To Enter Numbers as Text. To Utilize AutoInput. To Use the Selection List. Entering Values. To Understand Formulas and Functions. To Enter a Formula. To Enter a Function. To Use the SUM Function. To Enter Dates. Saving Your Spreadsheets. To Save Your Calc Spreadsheet. To Save the Spreadsheet with a Password. To Save Changes to the Spreadsheet. Using the Version Feature. To Create a Version of a Calc Spreadsheet. Adding File Properties. Opening a Spreadsheet. To Open a Particular Spreadsheet. Working with Multiple Windows. Navigating a Calc Spreadsheet. To Move from Cell to Cell. To Move from Sheet to Sheet. Working with Cell Ranges. To Select Cell Ranges. To Select Columns and Rows. Basic Editing Techniques. To Edit during Data Entry. To Clear a Cell's Contents. To Copy, Cut, and Paste Data. To Change a Column Width. Using Undo, Redo, and Repeat. Filling Cells Automatically. To Automatically Fill Cells. Creating Your Own Spreadsheets.3. Working with Cells, Rows, and Columns. Formatting Cell Attributes. Formatting Numbers. To Format a Range of Cells. Understanding Number Formats. To Apply Cell Number Formats. To Apply the Currency Format. To Apply Decimal Places and Leading Zeros. To Apply the Date and Time. To Create Your Own Format. Working with Font Attributes. To Change the Font Attributes. Working with Colors, Borders, and Backgrounds. To Change the Font Color. To Change the Borders. To Change the Background. Aligning Cell Entries. Copying Cell Formats. To Copy Cell Formats. Using AutoFormat. To Use AutoFormat. To Create an AutoFormat. Setting Column Widths. Setting Row Heights. Transposing Column and Row Information.4. Enhancing Your Spreadsheets. Inserting Spreadsheet Elements. To Insert Cells. To Insert Columns. To Insert Rows. To Insert Sheets. Renaming Sheets. Deleting Elements. To Remove Cells. To Remove Columns and Rows. To Remove Sheets. Hiding Rows and Columns. To Hide Rows. To Hide Columns. Hiding Sheets. Protecting Cells. To Hide Cells with Cell Protection. To Protect Cells from Data Entry. Merging Cells. Aligning Information in Merged Cells. Using Special Alignment Settings. To Alter the Distance from Gridlines. To Alter the Wrapping of Text in a Cell. To Rotate Text and Numbers. Using the Find and Replace Features. To Use Replace. To Use the Search Options. Using the Spellchecker and AutoSpellcheck. Working with AutoCorrect. Using the Thesaurus. Tracking Changes. To Track Changes. To Accept or Reject Changes. To Set Redlining Options. Inserting Notes.5. Working with Formulas and Values. Creating Spreadsheet Formulas. To Use Operators. To Understand Operator Precedence. To Reference Cells. To Reference Cells Automatically. To Write a Formula. To Edit a Formula. Referencing Cells on Other Sheets and Spreadsheets. To Reference Cells on Another Sheet. Copying and Moving Formulas. To Copy a Formula. To Move a Formula. Naming Cells and Ranges. To Name a Cell Range. To Create Cell Names from Existing Labels. To Insert Cell Names in a Formula. To Modify Cell Names. Working with the Navigator. Using the Calc Detective. To Trace Precedents. To Trace Dependents. To Trace Errors. Using Special Data Entry Techniques. To Enter Data in a Range. Working with Data Series and the Fill Feature. To Create a Data Series. To Create a Geometric Growth Series.6. Working with Functions. Understanding Calc Functions. Understanding Absolute References. Inserting Functions. To Use the Function List. To Use the Function AutoPilot. Working with Basic Functions. To Use COUNT, MAX, and MIN. To Use the PMT Function. To Use Time and Date Functions. Using Advanced Functions. To Use the IF Function. To Use the LOOKUP Functions. Using Validity Rules. To Set Validity Criteria. To Find Invalid Data Using the Detective. Checking Functions with the AutoPilot. Understanding Common Error Messages. Using Notes with Formulas and Functions.7. Working with Styles and Templates. Understanding Styles. Creating and Modifying Styles. To Create a Style Based on a Selected Cell. To Apply a Style. To Update a Style. To Use the Fill Format Mode. To Modify a Style. To Create a Style from Scratch. Finding and Replacing Styles. To Find and Replace a Style. Working with Templates. To Use an Existing Template. To Create a Template. To Use Your Template. Using Conditional Formatting. To Create a Style for Conditional Formatting. To Configure Conditional Formatting. Formatting Spreadsheets for a Specific Purpose.8. Working with Lists and Databases. Using Lists and Databases in Calc. Understanding Calc Database Design. To Define Database Areas. To Plan a Database. Creating a Database. To Create a Database Table. To Define the Database Area. To Change a Database Range. Sorting Data. To Sort with the Main Toolbar Sort Tools. To Sort Using the Sort Dialog Box. To Create a Complex Custom Sort. Filtering Data. To Use AutoFilter. To Set Up a Standard Filter. To Set Up an Advanced Filter. Working with the Outline Feature. To Create Outline Groups. To Collapse or Expand Outline Groups. Exporting and Importing Calc Data. To Export Data. To Import Data. To Import Data with the Beamer.9. Advanced Data Analysis and Macros. Understanding Advanced Data Analysis. Working with Subtotals. To Create Subtotals. To Copy and Undo Subtotals. Consolidating Data. To Name Areas for Consolidation. To Consolidate Areas. Conducting a Sensitivity Analysis with Multiple Operations. To Create the Multiple Operations Function and Table. To Specify Input Areas for Multiple Operations. Using Goal Seek. To Set Up the Goal Seek Function. To Use Goal Seek. Creating Scenarios. To Create a Scenario Spreadsheet. To Create a Scenario. To Create a Second Scenario. Working with the DataPilot. To Create a DataPilot Table. To Filter a DataPilot Table. To Format and Edit a DataPilot Table. Understanding Calc Macros. To Record a Macro. To View a Macro Script. To Play a Macro. To Assign a Shortcut Key to a Macro.10. Charting Data in Calc. Using Charts in Calc. Preparing Spreadsheets for Charts. Understanding Chart Geography. Creating a Chart. To Insert a Chart Using the AutoFormat Chart Wizard. To Move and Size a Chart. To Modify the Anchor Type. To Change the Data Area for a Chart. Working with the StarOffice Chart Tools. To Add/Remove Gridlines. To Modify Titles and Labels on a Chart. To Add Data Labels. To Change Data Point Colors. To Change the Chart Area Color. To Change the Chart Type. To Restart the AutoFormat Chart Wizard. Copying Charts to Other StarOffice Applications.11. Working with Graphics and Objects. Using Graphics and Objects in Calc. Inserting Graphics. To Insert a Graphic from a File. To Move a Graphic. To Size a Graphic. Using the Image Editor. To Insert a Graphic from the Image Editor. To Edit an Image Editor Graphic. Inserting a Graphic from a Scan. To Insert a Scanned Image. To Edit a Scanned Image. Inserting an OLE Object. To Insert a New OLE Object. To Insert an OLE Object from a File. To Edit an OLE Object. Inserting Sounds and Video. To Insert a Sound or Video. To Play a Sound or Video. Inserting a Plug-In. To Insert a Plug-In. Inserting an Applet. To Insert an Applet. To Use the Applet. Inserting a Formula. To Insert a Formula. To Edit a Formula. Formatting Graphics and Objects. To Move and Resize Elements. To Arrange Elements. To Anchor Elements. To Edit Objects.12. Printing Spreadsheets. Understanding the Print Process. Working with Page Preview. To Use Page Preview. To Zoom in Page Preview. Using Print Ranges. To Create a Print Range. To Edit a Print Range. To Remove a Print Range. Working with Page Formatting. To Set Margins and Page Orientation. To Create Borders. To Create a Background. Working with Headers and Footers. To Create Headers. To Create Footers. To Select Sheet Attributes. Using Page Styles. To Create a Page Style. To Apply a Page Style. Working with Page Breaks. To Enter Page Break Preview. To Insert Manual Page Breaks. Working with Printers. To Check the Default Printer. To Print Your Spreadsheet.13. Inserting Calc Data in Documents and Web Pages. Using Calc Data in Other Applications. Sharing Calc Data with Writer. To Use the AutoPilot to Create a Document. To Copy and Paste a Calc Spreadsheet. To Drag and Drop a Calc Spreadsheet. To Edit Pasted Data. Linking Calc Spreadsheets to Other Documents. To Copy a Calc Spreadsheet as a DDE Object. To Edit a Calc DDE Link. To Edit the Contents of a DDE Link. Understanding Web Pages. Creating Web Pages. Combining Calc and Web Pages. To Save a Calc Spreadsheet in HTML Format. To View a Calc HTML File. Working with Hyperlinks. To Type in a Hyperlink. To Paste a Hyperlink. To Insert a Hyperlink as a Button.14. Customizing and Configuring StarOffice Calc. Controlling Your Workspace Environment. Working with General Options. To Set User Data Options. To Set Save Options. To Set Path Options. To Set Language Options. To Set Color Options. To Set Print Options. To Set Font Replacement Options. To Set View Options. To Set Desktop Options. To Set Other Options. Working with Calc Custom Options. To Set Contents Options. To Set Layout Options. To Set Input Options. To Set Grid Options. To Set Sort List Options. To Set Calculate Options. To Set Changes Options. To Set Other Options. Configuring Menus. To Confirm Menu Configuration Changes. To Change a Menu's Structure. To Move an Existing Menu Command. To Delete an Existing Menu Item. To Modify an Existing Menu Item. To Create a New Menu (to the Right of Help). To Assign a New Function to a Menu Item. To Change a Menu Name. Configuring Toolbars. To Confirm Toolbar Configuration Changes. To Display or Hide a Toolbar by Default. To Create a New Toolbar and Add Buttons. To Change a Toolbar Name. To Display or Hide Toolbar Buttons. To Modify Existing Toolbar Buttons.Appendix A: Calc Shortcut Keys. more

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