Help....please. i need an off the peg spreadsheet for a small business.

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  1. buttons

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    Something cheap or free without any commitment or ties would be good. Something that will record man hours job allocation work description labour costs etc. Thanks in anticipation. (y)
     
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    Apache open office ranks amongst the best, I use it now since migrating to Win 10 and I'm a spreadsheet nerd.
     
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    Thanks popeye I will take a look.
     
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    another vote for open office, as good as excel and better in some respects
     
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    I have clipped that one a bit for you:D
     
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    Sorry Chris, did I use too many words, do beg Pa'don, (tugg forelock and bow whilst reversing out)
     
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    I just thought the word "spreadsheet" wasn't really needed;)
     
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    I'd go for Open Office as well!
     
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    I am a bit confused. All of the suggestions so far have been for spreadsheet programmes. None without further work will do what Buttons has asked will they? He will need to then develop them for that purpose won't he? I thought he was looking for a template to do that?
     
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    Another vote for libre office. Saves you paying Microsofts silly prices for excel.
     
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    But the whole idea of spreadsheets is the sheer fun and enjoyment that can be derived from their construction.
     
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    I think you may well be correct Peter, just read it again and it sounds as if he wants a working system of files.

    I have been asked for many fairly complex solutions for all sorts of applications. Once built they are fairly easy to alter to suit individual requirements though.
     
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    Errrrrr ....... no, unless you are a nerd. :D The whole point of a spreadsheet is to make things easier and quicker, not more difficult and slower.

    The reason I ask is that I have a spreadsheet and I am looking for some sort of automated process to record hours spent against clients and jobs so that I can charge them for my time - can't find a template to do that.
     
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    I created one for a church with income and expenditure for each month with a totaliser at the end and a panel which showed vat owing (as a check only). Not too difficult just try it with a simple page/s.
    I had never done it before and used a book from the library to reference creating some of the sums.
     
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    To make a spreadsheet work in a fully automated way and make input simple is Hard.

    It's real easy to make a simple spreadsheet but it would need a lot of manual data input.

    You have to be a bit of a spreadsheet nerd to enjoy complex spreadsheet construction.
     
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    If you send me a pm with a list of what information you can put in and what information you want that to produce I will have a go and see if it can either help you or if it is inadequate. I would produce it in numbers on a Mac and export it to Excel.
     
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    I didn't know about Libre Office so went to have a butchers........ it would seem that, and I quote....

    "The vast majority of people will have trouble noticing the difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice. They’re both free and open-source, so you can always download both to compare — you probably won’t notice too much of a difference."
     
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    Well spotted that man(y) I have a full MS office suit and have made some spreadsheets of types in the past, however, I was hoping to get something off the peg that I could adapt if required. It is for my young son who is now finding his system of recording on the back of fag packets to be a bit lacking. He is pricing work, calculating man hours, finding workers and meeting tight time schedules difficult, he is now sub contracting to large companies so Dad said don't worry son I'll sort something out.
    I am after something that will record his man hours with a job description, calculate costs and outgoings similar to his present fag packet system. Any ideas.
    Thanks.......(y)
     
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