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    Despite having around 3 decades of computer usage underneath my belt, spreadsheets are one of those things that I never quite got to grips with. I’ve been meaning to take a closer look at LibreOffice for some financial stuff I’m dabbling in and was pleasantly surprised to see they have “books” for each LO product and these seem to be extremely clear and well-written. I’m going to dig into the one for Calc for sure.

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      I think for a lot of programmers spreadsheets are kinda superfluous. Certainly in my case, I typically just write a small program where another person would use a spreadsheet.

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        I know it’s counterintuitive, but I would advise to just learn Excel from Microsoft. Long story short, there’s much more documentation and a lot more tutorial/courses. Just invest 20-40 euros on some good udemy course and you should be good to go. Once you’re familiar/confident it’s easy to switch back to calc, most things map 1 to 1.

        I still can’t understand free software people haven’t monetized training. Red Hat makes good money off training (and certification).

        Good example would be not only LibreOffice, but also stuff like Kdenlive. Make some courses, selli it off udemy (or similar) and keep it updated.

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          I still can’t understand free software people haven’t monetized training.

          Um, they did.

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            This mostly seems like corporate training to me; I think the previous poster was talking more about simpler training for interested hobbyists and “power users”, like a 4-hour course you pay $20 for or something.

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              Anytime you have to work with reconciling figures from 2 systems, Excel comes in handy. Plenty of tools within easy reach to isolate differences etc.