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The newly updated Google Sheets aims at the heart of Microsoft Excel

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Dec 2013 19:52 User comments (6)

The newly updated Google Sheets aims at the heart of Microsoft Excel Google has updated their Sheets spreadsheet application, making it much more powerful including the ability to work offline, aiming directly at the heart of the market leader, Microsoft Excel.
The new applications supports larger spreadsheets with up to "millions of cells" and says that "scrolling, loading and calculation are all snappier, even in more complex spreadsheets."

Sheets has also added "filter views" to let you "quickly name, save and share different views of your data." Calculations have been made easier, as well, with function help guiding you as you type and highlighting errors. Additionally, "with the improved conditional formatting, you can add rules to change the colors and styles of cells in your spreadsheet based on custom formulas."

Most importantly, you can now work offline, editing spreadsheets when you are on the go and may not have a connection. When you log back into an Internet connection, your document will automatically sync.

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6 user comments

112.12.2013 21:28

Can it interface directly with leading business management and financial systems and applications? Can it directly connect to HR management and Student Management systems and their databases?

Unless they made it substantially more powerful and compatible they better work on their aim. GoogleDocs is great for the lightweight user or organization but still no patch for Office Professional.


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213.12.2013 1:13

I am just glad they are working on it. I will continue to use office for now but I like more options.

313.12.2013 3:06

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Can it interface directly with leading business management and financial systems and applications? Can it directly connect to HR management and Student Management systems and their databases?

Unless they made it substantially more powerful and compatible they better work on their aim. GoogleDocs is great for the lightweight user or organization but still no patch for Office Professional.

I agree with you, but most users are in fact lighweight, and there is no point in paying for an office suite for the average user anymore. So, if Microsoft doesn't want to lose zillions of users, they should bring back the ad-supported version of Office (AKA Office Starter) right now

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413.12.2013 5:56

awesome to here i hope they keep improving and take a bite out of the big m..

513.12.2013 12:33

When the elephant is dying, the scavengers rush in!

614.12.2013 19:08

Dying..? Micro$quish is a long way from the grave, even if they come up with nothing new for a decade.

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