Re: For the love of spreadsheets

Subject: Re: For the love of spreadsheets
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:57:43 +0800

> If the data fits naturally into a grid, a spreadsheet is the obvious
choice.
> If someone habitually puts all types of data in spreadsheets, thatÂ
probably
> means they spend most of their working days working with
spreadsheets.

If your document is just going to be read, I can't think why a
spreadsheet would be any better.

If your colleague wants do more manipulation of data a spreadsheet
would make more sense. I assume your analysis includes tabular data,
not just words.

Analogy: If you wrote a memo that will not be edited, only read and
forwarded, PDF would probably be fine. If the colleague wanted to
extract bits and pieces of your memo to use in another document, DOCX
would be much better than PDF.

--- Stuart


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