Using a spreadsheet instead of
a calculator with a tape


When you need to add up a list of numbers, a calculator that prints a record of all the numbers you entered on a paper tape is useful because you can check the numbers one-by-one against the tape. If they all match, you're done. If you find an error, you can repair the problem without entering the whole list again.

Spreadsheet to the rescue

A spreadsheet on your personal computer is the best solution. If an entry has a mistake, you can change it in the spreadsheet. When you’re done, you can save and/or print the result.

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1999-06-13 Created
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