I began experimenting with Quicksheet, I had a gut feeling of what my response
would be: amazed. The first good sign was the installation. Simple,
clear. Quicksheet will work as a stand alone application, but like the
basic Palm OS applications (address, calendar, to do, memo) it really is
only a supplement to a desktop application. Quicksheet works only with
Excel the program that stole the spreadsheet crown from Lotus 1-2-3 way,
way back .
The installation program asks if you want to work with Excel 5.0, 95,
97 or Excel 2000. This review is based upon Quicksheet 5.0.2 and Excel
2000. Upon installation, Quicksheet installs a menu into Excel, allowing
you to save worksheets to sync with Quicksheet. Included is a Quicksheet
desktop application that allows you to manage your files.
first thing I did was test exporting a spreadsheet to my Visor. Following
the directions from the clearly written manual (Adobe PDF file or Word
97), I opened up a spreadsheet I used to calculate students grades last
semester. I saved it as a Quicksheet document and after I performed a hotsync,
the file was on my handheld! And I could edit it. I synched again and the
changes appeared in my Excel worksheet. Quite amazing.
Now the power of this program is far beyond what a user like myself
needs. Quicksheet seems to support a myriad of spreadsheet functions and
has MultiMail Pro support so you can e-mail spreadsheets between handhelds.
I suppose the really intrepid might want to beam data back and forth, and
this very complete program would allow them to do just that.
for people like me, beaming data might not be the best use of this program.
What Id like to do is walk through a real world use of Quicksheet, utilizing
it in such a way as to make my life easier -- and at this time, I just
happen to have the perfect opportunity to do so. .Ive been working
on a feature film entitled The
Adulterer, and we're almost finished. Yet, finishing costs
are daunting. Ive been dealing with various labs around town, getting
price quotes on the blow up from super-16 to 35mm. There are a lot of cost
variables, and the numbers Ive gotten have been confusing.
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