Microsoft Excel Vs. Google Spreadsheet Group 3: Mindi Quinn, Artie Sims, Michael Riggen, & Eric Spencer General Overview • Database Spreadsheets • Used to organize and categorize information in number or word format • Information can be filtered by specific criteria. • Formulas can be inserted to manipulate the data. Accessibility Accessed from licensed software on a personal computer. Can be accessed from any computer with internet capability. Can be reviewed by multiple persons on different computers at the same time. Costs Can be purchased in bundles or separately from any computer software store. Some universities provide free access for students through a campus wide license. Can be utilized free of cost with a Google e-mail account and login id. Storage Capabilities Can be saved in XML format. Can be edited with any program that has XML capabilities. Spreadsheets or worksheets can be uploaded through CSV and XLS formatted files. Can also be saved in html format. Features o Very customizable. o Charts & Graphs can be created from data entered into the table. o Simplicity. o Can be color coded. o Basic spreadsheet without the extra bells & whistles. Unlimited options to personalize your spreadsheet. Most universal spreadsheet software. Generally comes in a bundled package with other useful application software. Documents are more secure as they can only be accessed from your personal computer or disk drive. Can choose who has access to your document. Can never lose your work because it is automatically saved online. Multiple people can access the document simultaneously. Is very user-friendly even to the computer idiot.
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