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#1 Bo Bruce

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

years ago i acquired MS "excel" i believe back in  2001
it has worked fine, for ...17 years, and all the upgrades, and updates.

2 days ago, i was 'updated' by win10 patch 1803.. i guess i cant' complain too much as i've read on the forum some can't run GPL with the new patch.
for me, its Excel ~
i can load it and make changes, but one feature (so far the only one i've noticed) is the SORT function.
to adjust standings etc.

strangely it did work for D2 standings today.
but when i tried 'lap time consistency' it crashed.

i tried several work arounds.. one being copy/pasted the entire sheet. no go.
then i tried a NEW sheet, did some basic input (a series of random #s in column) and tried to sort. CRASH

so what does this mean?
til i get MS to answer (don't hold breath)  or i get some suggestions to try, i may or may not be able to sort the pages.
i did download and install "Open Office" but when i tried to open the excel sheet, it wasn't a good result. so i'll need to learn OpOff and build all new spreadsheets, but not til the season ends.

that'll be a huge project :P
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

How to import Excel into Open Office.

http://smallbusiness...base-40899.html  or,

https://forum.openof...php?f=9&t=71176

Is this how you tried?

Hope it works out.

Good luck,

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#3 Bo Bruce

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:00 PM

yeah.. i tried that ZZ :P
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:36 PM

If you need to buy it again, I would be willing to pitch in.

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#5 Bo Bruce

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

thanks Don!
for now, i'll continue to tinker and see if i can do something with OOff.
failing that, i'll send up the balloon for help :)
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:39 AM

Me too, Bo.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:49 AM

Me too.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

More than happy to as well..

Do you have an old laptop or PC lying around with something other than W10 on it? Could you download one of the older versions directly from MS? https://microsoft_of...m/old_versions/ and install it on that?

I've no experience with it but I know a few people who use WPS Office https://www.wps.com/ mainly because of all the clones they say it behaves most like MS Office (Without the CTD's).

As a last resort, I have Office on my works laptop, I could do any operations which you are unable to do. I'm not an Office user so some guidance would probably be needed but if there is no sensitive information in the files I'd be happy to give it a go.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:17 PM

I switched to LIbre Office half a year ago, it's open source, works well, open s xlsx files without a hitch. It also gives you the full suite of Office programs, it's free and well supported. Only thing you want the save the file in the native .ods format, much quicker to open than xlsx should you switch.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

So, shall we buy you a new copy of Office,  Bo?  It won't cost each of us that much.   You have a PayPal account?  We owe you more than that for running this great league!

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#11 Bo Bruce

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:20 AM

i have a payPal account (diversitycentral@comcast.net)   but no one owes me anything :)
oAo/GPL is my passion and i wouldn't ask or expect to be covered for any side product (MSoffice)
i don't know what it costs, but here's another issue - ever if you all did, i use another OLD program (FrontPage) to create my web pages. yes, old and crockety.. but it works.
not sure a 'new' office would be compatible :P

hey! i wonder if i ran excel in compatible mode for XP?

anyway, i'm going to (with Michi's help) work on making the switch to Open Office .. if that fails us, i'll look into alternatives.
THANKS DON!!
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