am i just pretty noob or MS Excel is not just the most user-friendly program?

Philippines
August 11, 2012 1:11pm CST
Well hello there, it's been a while since I last visited eh? /personal rant approaching Anyway, it 2 hours past midnight in my country,and my classmate and I is still awake up to this time because we're working on our case study. We had troubles using formulas in the MS Excel.We really don't know the problem at first because we hadn't had that trouble before. We've done some case study before and we've used the same program for computations and table, but tonight was the most excruciating and frustrating experience we had. We're kinda in a hurry 'coz the dead line will be in few days and Excel just had to be a drama queen, right? Well anyway,I'm glad we're able to fix the problem. So any of you having troubles with the complicated world of excel? I really didn't know that Excel would calculate your formulas if your numbers don't have comma to separate thousands and hundreds before.Hmmm...So I just wanna tell you fellas not to forget them too, because who knows when will Excel annoy you, those simple signs might give you troubles too so you better not ignore them. Well that's just me sharing her experience and eventually realized how stupid I am when it comes to Excel.^^ Happy myLotting anyways!:D
4 responses
@reploid (1331)
• France
11 Aug 12
MS Excel is not just the most user-friendly program. To use MS Excel you need some speadsheet training. Well just want you to know that you are not the only one out there seeing MS Excel as something complicated :-)
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• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Well that's a relief, at least I know that I'm not that noob at all.^^ But then,I hope Excel could be a bit more comprehensible.^^ Thanks for the response anyway, it's been a real while since I last communicated with an online fella. :D
@reploid (1331)
• France
13 Aug 12
You are welcome.. Eventually you will get better at it if you use it quite often. Personally I don't expect anything from MS to be comprehensible. Have you been able to do what you had to do on MS Excel so far ?
@inedible (768)
• Singapore
13 Aug 12
It's actually decent if you already know how to use it, but for new users, it's indeed not very user-friendly. Not sure what you mean when you say Excel would calculate your formulas if you don't use commas. Do you want Excel to do it or not? If you start a cell with " = ", Excel assumes you want it to be a formula and not just text. I think you can escape that by typing your formula with " '= ". I don't have Excel right now so I can't check for you. By the way, here's a tip if you're new to Excel. If you copy a formula that takes input from Excel tiles and copy it to a different row, it'll adjust the tile numbers for you unless you set it to be static. For example, if you set C1 as "= A1 + B1", then you copy C1 and paste it into C2, C2 will be "= A2 + B2". If I remember correctly, you use dollar signs to fix a tile in place. (Ex. If "C1 = $A$1 + B1" is copied to C2, it becomes "C2 = $A$1 + B2". Again, I don't have Excel right now so I might be misremembering. Try it and see.)
@inedible (768)
• Singapore
13 Aug 12
Oh, and one more tip: You can hold CTRL while pressing an arrow key to scroll immediately to the far end of a row/column of data. CTRL + SHIFT + arrow lets you select whole rows quickly.
@rameshchow (5283)
• India
20 Oct 12
you are not expert with excel, that is your weakness. excel is the world famous one. can find any alternative.
@Mark72125 (135)
• United Arab Emirates
11 Aug 12
Very true.No way, that MS excel is the most user-friendly program till now, I mean just look at it,for doing a lot of things on MS Excel you need to know stuff and even learn them.And there are also need of formulas and stuff, and even for simple adding/subtraction you need to know things lol.I wouldn't agree a single bit that it's the most user-friendly but I have to agree that it's easier than some lol.Anyway,final opinion,agreed it's not the most user friendly hehe.