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Chapter 5. Working with Formulas and Values > Creating Spreadsheet Formulas

Creating Spreadsheet Formulas

One of the most important characteristics of a spreadsheet application like Calc is that it is designed to do math. The whole point behind building a spreadsheet is to have the data that we enter into the spreadsheet acted on by a formula or formulas; we are looking for mathematical results.

As discussed briefly in Chapter 2, you have two options for performing math in a Calc spreadsheet: you can design your own formulas, or you can use the built-in math functions that are provided by Calc.


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