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Excel sucks

Error27 (100234) writes | more than 5 years ago

Windows 1

I recently got to use Excel to do some data entry at a non-profit. Excel 2003 sucks.

I recently got to use Excel to do some data entry at a non-profit. Excel 2003 sucks.

1) Only one undo.
2) I accidentally modified a cell and entered something invalid. It wouldn't let me quit until the problem was fixed. I couldn't undo it because of problem #1. I had to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and revert to the last saved version.
3) You can't put tabs into their own window. I ended up copying stuff into notepad then opening the other tab and copying it there. Twice as much work.
4) The presentation is so easy to screw up and so pointless. For example cut and paste removes the borders and formating. When I first got this document half the little boxes were missing a border and there were mixed up fonts all over.

I could go on. It's just a mess. Basically the message for Microsoft is that, "Hey you guys suck. Not just a little bit, a lot. I mean really really suck."

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It's not Excel, I don't think.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25118643)

1. Lie. I just undid a dozen changes including formula entries, typing, formatting, and an autocalc
2. Hit ESC
3. Makes no sense
4. The default is to collect both formatting and content, and even if it weren't, it wouldn't matter, because it cuts/copies everything and then you have the option to paste practically any combination of the cut/copied data and formatting to your destination. You just don't know how to do it: Edit > Paste Special

I use Excel for nothing, ever. I think it's been launched on this machine all of five or six times in over two years to look at docs people have sent me, and I still managed to figure these things out in about three minutes.

Things don't suck just because you don't know what you're doing with them, just FYI.

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