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    • Robm1955
    • By Robm1955 11th Sep 18, 12:13 PM
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    Excel Alternative
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    • 11th Sep 18, 12:13 PM
    Excel Alternative 11th Sep 18 at 12:13 PM
    I am now unemployed, and no longer have access to Microsoft Office at home. I'm looking for an alternative spreadsheet that has the functionality of Excel. Basically, it is traspose that I found useful it Excel. What I want it for is, I'm copying a beer list off a website, and I want it in different columns, as it appears on the website. Copying, and pasting though, just puts the whole lot in one column. This is why I use transpose.
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 11th Sep 18, 12:18 PM
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    microsoft office live (free) or google sheets (free) has basic functionality or you can buy office 2016 for a fiver(ish) from ebay.
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    • stator
    • By stator 11th Sep 18, 12:26 PM
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    Libre Office is the best used alternative to Microsoft Office. I don't know about transposing
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    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 11th Sep 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 11th Sep 18, 1:23 PM
    Excel live, assuming it supports transpose. If not, Google sheets which definitively does.
    • Fellwalker
    • By Fellwalker 14th Sep 18, 10:37 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 10:37 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 10:37 AM
    Libre Office Calc most definitely supports transpose.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 14th Sep 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 10:44 AM
    Iv got some spare office 2013 licenses if you want one hit me up on PM - happy to help
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    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 15th Sep 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 11:27 AM
    ^^^ A great offer from Andy and the one to choose. I have one and can confirm they are ok.


    You are already familiar with MS Office so why change plus you get much more than a spreadsheet!
    Last edited by Heedtheadvice; 15-09-2018 at 11:29 AM.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 15th Sep 18, 9:39 PM
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    Google Sheets is now very good for Excel compatibility (certainly on basic functions). The scripting is also very easy to use for adding greater intelligence to something like data import.
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    • that
    • By that 16th Sep 18, 1:46 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 1:46 AM
    not free, but under 10, just put 'office 2016' into ebay and sort by cheapest. this should give either be a 365 version which could be a yearly subscription, but look for one that mentions 'lifetime subscription'. The second type is the key for a DVD image that you download.
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