Back during the infancy of this software, most people would use it for just two reasons: to store data (especially customer database) and as a glorified calculator. Perhaps because those are a spreadsheets intended or more practical uses or that people are not really that trained to use its features to the fullest. You would even be surprised that up to now there are office employees who, when they are prompted to make some calculations, they would open their spreadsheet software and do the calculations there. However, as weird as that may sound, it is one of the ways that a spreadsheet can help speed things up in the office. Especially if the employee has been working on spreadsheets for a long time that making fast calculations using the cells has become second nature to him. But there are other good uses for this application.
Build a solid foundation knowledge, you will find that all the programs upgrades is quite easy for you to understand. This is because the core foundation will not change. When it comes to learning new things, you want to take it one bite at a time. Don‘t punish yourself if you can‘t get it the first time. Don‘t give up easily. If you don‘t know how to even write an email, start by just register an account. If you don‘t have a computer, start by using the computers in the public library. Be flexible with the approach but be firm with the intention when it comes to learning the new technology.