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Spreadsheet applications, Excel 2007 and Excel 2003 – Let’s review it.

Do you work with the most used around the world spreadsheets, MS Excel? How much do you use this in your office or to use this to track your personal expenses or gains? I have been using this for some time now in office as well as at my personal computer for my daily needs and plans.

The versions of this do really vary from time to time as better versions are always revised and implemented in MS Office and not forgetting the OS (Operating System) as well. I have been using Office 2003 and lately I have changed to use the updated version, Office 2007. There is good difference in these versions of office package and the subject discussed here about is MS Excel.

In the prior versions of Excel (Excel 2003), we had been working with only 65536 rows in the spreadsheet. Now, with the most used version of this is MS Excel 2007 which is helping you to increase the rows to update data until 1048576 rows. Isn’t this a lot much better than that is mentioned earlier? This is not ending here. What about the column count? Yes, there are changes in these too. In the older version the column count in a spreadsheet had been only 256 columns in a sheet. The new version (MS Excel 2007) consists of 16383 columns. This improvisation in the Excel spreadsheets, allow you to add or collect more data in a single sheet compared to the older one (MS Excel 2003).

There are also many more differences in the MS Excel 2007 to that of the previous one. If you notice this closely the design style of the navigation menus are completely different from the one that is being used in Excel 2007. The sorting levels in Excel 2007, has increased to 64 levels. You seem to be more of easy access to all the functions that Excel can provide for your data management.   The overall look of a traditional excel spread sheet has changed to some of the featured views of today’s database.

Imagine you having a lot of data. A lot of data could mean like you are dealing with some machinery spare parts and every spare part is accounted with their unique part numbers or manufactured numbers. All this can be recorded in Excel 2007 in a good way to give you a complete detailed report in a single view that the earlier version of this application has not supported and limited itself to only 65536 records in a sheet.

In the beginning it has been very difficult to cope up with this new arena of application on our system desktops but, believe me as and when you explore and work more with it, this gets easier and better. After all, the improvisation is the key factor in today’s world. The more you improve in your style of working does make you improve in your vision in whatever, field you belong.

I have been exploring lots of options in Excel 2007 and yet to dip myself more into it. However, for your info using these applications do give us much more of the ease to convert more work out of less time. I am sure that you shall agree with my views on it. Let me also keep you posted that the newer version of this application Excel 2010 has been launched but, I have had no privilege to use it as of now. May be this will be tested too by me at the earliest. Once tested sure I will blog it to help you find some basic differences in our usage of regular applications such as Excel 2003 and Excel 2007.

If you want to know how to work on an Excel 2007 with more depth then, please wait as I am blogging on the usage of several formulas and many more options that Excel 2007 can offer us in our day to day life. Do you have any suggestions or your views about these two applications?


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John Anthony, is the person behind MyBlogTimes.com.
He lives in Bangalore, India & works for a service industry.
He is an aspirant. He likes blogging, reading, photography & learning new stuffs.
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