I love spreadsheets. Well, Excel spreadsheets. (Don't talk to me about that THING Smashwords presents us with that LOOKS like a spreadsheet but is simply incomprehensible and has no mathematical processes.)
Years ago, I took a two-day course in Excel. Because I had never seen it or used it, it was as understandable as trying to speak Chinese without ever hearing it. (Doesn't that just boggle the mind.) I came away from the course feeling frustrated and like a failure.
But I still needed to be able to use the program. The only thing I learned was how to write a formula to add and subtract, and that actually came in pretty handy.
I used spreadsheets quite a bit when I was at my last day job, but I rarely had to set them up. Since I've been an author, I find I simply can't live without several spreadsheets going at any given moment. From the time I get up in the morning until the time I shut down the computer at the end of the day, there's a t least one spreadsheet (and often three) going. It's the second program I open every day. (The first one is AOL.)
But, darnit, I still don't know how to properly use the thing. I only learned how to multiply back in September. (Really handy.) And I would DEARLY love to learn how to control that darn old freeze panes. (I can never get the thing to freeze where I want it to.)
I love my Excel. Will someone tell me how to freeze panes so I can love it even more?