In terms of features, NeoOffice (donations accepted) is huge, truly a viable alternative to Microsoft office. It includes all the basic components: Writer, the Word processing component; Calc, for spreadsheets; Impress, the presentation module; draw, for the creation of graphics and diagrams; and Base, the database component. The spreadsheet component has some sophisticated features like Advanced DataPilot technology, Natural language formulas, an Intelligent Sum Button and a comprehensive range of advanced spreadsheet functions.
Microsoft Excel 2003 has become the spreadsheet of choice for over 80% of corporate businesses around the world. One of the clear advantages of using Microsoft Excel 2003 over other spreadsheeting programs is the ability to have multiple people entering information into the same spreadsheet. This function in Microsoft Excel is called Shared Workbooks and we will go through how to setup this capability in this article.