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Gnumeric...thumbs up

 5:33 pm on Jul 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just wanted to give another thumbs up for Gnumeric. For MS xls files I have been using OpenOffice which does a very good job of rendering MS stuff.

Last time, about a year ago, I checked Gnumeric's rendering of xsl files they looked choppy -- which is a shame because it was so nice to use in all other respects.

I grabbed the latest version when I installed Debian and gave it another run with MS compatibility. It now displays MS format beautifully -- at least on my tests.

Gnumeric loads up in about 1/15 the time of OpenOffice and their functionality seem about equal.

From TOP:
1959 me 0 0 42620 41M 35124 S 0.0 33.5 0:00 soffice.bin
1889 me 0 0 10504 10M 6888 S 0.0 8.2 0:01 gnumeric
Thats on the same xls sheet...



 5:38 pm on Jul 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I love Gnumeric

All the features that I used most in Excel are there , and it loads quicker.

Now if only I can decide on a windows manager - been through them all twice so far, just can't settle on one.


 7:26 pm on Jul 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know what you mean, the choice is overwhelming.
I've settled at Fluxbox + DFM + bbpager, I've been using that combo for just under a year now.
current desktop [cgi-fun.hypermart.net]

Everyone is raving about KDE3, but it is just too big for my taste.


 7:54 pm on Jul 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am currently on Gnome and Window Maker (sometime just Window Maker)

Until I decide I've found the right combination there is no point in setting up my menues etc

Curses, indecision getting the better of me again - might hop back to XFCE for a while

('scuse the newbie-ness of the question, but is there any way to get cut and paste working between applciations without using KDE or Gnome?)


 8:35 pm on Jul 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah, just highlight and third button click -- left and right click together if you have a two button mouse.


 4:02 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

on some mice, try pressing the scrollwheel down. On my compaq mouse is the third button...


 4:12 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah the middle button does it - but note every time. Cut and Paste between applications is hit and miss.

I guess its something to do with the gnome/kde/windows maker interaction and whichever software I am running.

God, I hate being a newbie again (not going back though, no sir, not ever:))


 8:56 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've never had problems with cut/paste, and find I work faster with "highlighect, middle-click-to-copy, middle-click-to-paste". I always configure windows to "active on point". WIth Windows its "click-window, click-copy/ctrl-c, click window, click-copy.ctrl-c".

Its the biggest thing I miss on Windows!!

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