Creating, opening, and closing Calc spreadsheets
|Working with Spreadsheets in OpenOffice.org Calc|
|The application||Making a spreadsheet | The Calc screen | Saving | Handling worksheets | Practice | Summary|
Opening Calc is no different from opening your other computer applications, for example the web browser that you are using to view this tutorial. A common way to open Calc is to use the system menu, the standard menu from which most applications are started. On Ubuntu, it is called the Applications menu.
Creating a new spreadsheet from another OpenOffice.org application
A new spreadsheet can be opened from any component of OpenOffice.org.
| Start OpenOffice.org Writer using whatever method is most familiar to you:
Calc opens in a new window and displays a blank spreadsheet.
Opening a spreadsheet
There is more than one way to open a spreadsheet. Here's one option. If you have a .ods or .xls file on your computer, you can follow along.
Closing a spreadsheet
The two commands Close and Exit are similar, yet have an important distinction. Close closes the active spreadsheet, but leaves the Calc application and other spreadsheet files open. Exit closes the spreadsheet you are working on, all other open spreadsheet files, as well as the Calc application.