The OpenOffice Calc Tutorial Series

OpenOffice Calc is one of the software in the OpenOffice.org application suite. Calc is a spreadsheet which is very similar to Microsoft Office’s Excel; in fact, most of the formula and function commands are the same.  In this series, we learn the basics of Calc and explore ways to integrate it in teaching and learning mathematics.  Below are the the list of tentative topics that we will discuss:

  1. The Calc Environment
  2. Data Entry, Editing and Basic Computation
  3. Working with Formulas (Part 1)
  4. Working with Formulas (Part 2)
  5. Formatting and Aesthetics
  6. Charts and Graphs
  7. Basic Statistics
  8. Working with Multiple sheets
OpenOffice.org is the free and open-source equivalent of Microsoft Office.

Creating Online Documents with Google Docs

I have used Google Docs for many years, but I never had the chance to write about it until now.  For those who have not tried the application yet, Google Docs is an online office suite that lets you create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms.

Google Docs allows you to collaborate with other Google Docs users in real time. You can upload office suite files such as Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. You can choose to convert these files to Google Docs, or to save them in their original format. Google Docs allows you to download your files in PDF and supports the following file formats: » Read more

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