Thursday, May 26, 2016

First post revisited - Google Sheets

This post is a repost of my first blog entry about Google Sheets.

I didn't realize until today that I have been working on this blog for 5 years.

January 31, 2011

On January 31, 2011 I published my first post this blog:

Excel is the spreadsheet application included in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (which includes Word, PowerPoint, and other applications. It was originally released for Mac in 1985 and for Windows in 1987.

Google Docs is comparable to Microsoft Office – except that it is an online application. Docs has applications for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. Google Spreadsheet is not quite as full-featured as a software-based application, but still has a large collection of functions and basic charting capabilities. By the way, did I mention that it is FREE?

May 26, 2016

An interesting phenomenon of blogs is that a certain percentage of information changes over time. Sites may no longer work, information may be outdated, or readers may be interested in different topics. However, in the case of Google Sheets, although the app itself has continually improved through the work of Google, the app is still applicable to us today.

I utilize Sheets everyday to track my writing progress. I recently wrote about how to create a Google Form, and the data from the form is transferred to a Sheets file. Although I still use Excel as the main repository for my writing progress (because of the ability to create charts and better data handling) Google Forms and Sheets have helped me improve my process.

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