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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Some people must have been smoking too much of that "funny smelling tobacco" or "Waccy Baccy" that you get in Amsterdam's famous Coffee Shops.

    Who in a Million years would even THINK of attempting to use EXCEL on a small mobile phone 4 inch screen other than for the most trivial of calculations.

    Fine to have a reasonably common interface for most devices assuming its fit for purpose - but trying to develop a mobile EXCEL for phones -- what an imbecilic idea.


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    jimbo

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Who in a Million years would even THINK of attempting to use EXCEL on a small mobile phone 4 inch screen other than for the most trivial of calculations.
    Yeah,

    We'll just have to see what it becomes.

    Personally I think PowerPoint is more suited for this because a slide has less text/tables.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
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    Yep, it was Microsoft Plus for Windows 95. To me, that was more of an expansion pack, but it is along the same idea though.
    More likely OSR2 (the "B" release of Windows 95)
    OSR's only released to OEM's only.
    That's right but it was an update, rather than an add-on which is what the Plus Pack was.
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  4. #14


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Some people must have been smoking too much of that "funny smelling tobacco" or "Waccy Baccy" that you get in Amsterdam's famous Coffee Shops.

    Who in a Million years would even THINK of attempting to use EXCEL on a small mobile phone 4 inch screen other than for the most trivial of calculations.

    Fine to have a reasonably common interface for most devices assuming its fit for purpose - but trying to develop a mobile EXCEL for phones -- what an imbecilic idea.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    And I can't even read some of the small text on my Kindle Fire, much less a smart phone! Good Grief!
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Who in a Million years would even THINK of attempting to use EXCEL on a small mobile phone 4 inch screen other than for the most trivial of calculations.

    Fine to have a reasonably common interface for most devices assuming its fit for purpose - but trying to develop a mobile EXCEL for phones -- what an imbecilic idea.
    It already exists!

    I have Excel on my Windows Phone 7.5 phone (and I guess it's in WP8 and probably WP7.0). I wouldn't want to create a spreadsheet on my phone or do any editing beyond very basic and minimal changes, and you can forget macros and such like, but it does at least allow me to look at a spreadsheet that's been saved on my Skydrive or been emailed to me.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I still don't think EXCEL on a phone is of any use --apart from perhaps a confirmation that someone has actually PRODUCED (probably on a desktop / laptop somewhere) a spread sheet that you might want for your office -- or simply as an attachment that you can then load to a "Proper" computer later.

    Power point possibly has some use in "display mode" -- but even a proper word processor like Word is a dog to use properly on a phone --simple text like notepad is really all that's even remotely feasible.

    Doing fully fledged office type applications on a 4 inch screen -- no thanks -- I grumble these days even at work if I can't get at least a 23 inch screen.

    (In these days of "Political correctness" etc it could be "against my human rights" to have a screen that might over the probable life time of the universe cause me to have some incredibly minor eye problem that is about as hard to detect as the Higgs Boson particle).

    For anybody interested :

    HowStuffWorks "What exactly is the Higgs boson?"

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Doing fully fledged office type applications on a 4 inch screen -- no thanks -- I grumble these days even at work if I can't get at least a 23 inch screen.
    That should be around the ideal screen size. I also can live with 27 inch, thank you. But if you still increase the size on a desktop above 30-40 inch, focus is lost because the eyes can't follow enough. At least that's how I see it.

    Then again, we know how annoying the small screens are because mostly the UI of software doesn't fit entirely.
    Ever saw a 1024x768 window with options on 800x600 or lower (no graphic drivers for instance) and the OK button is not seen anywhere? Something like that. So I believe some of the modern small screens to be capable of HD resolution but then again... text is to small to read and we 'melt' our eyes trying.
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  9. #19


    Seattle, WA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I want to see more synergy between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. For example, I want apps to work on both platforms, as well as purchases.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by davidvkimball View Post
    I want to see more synergy between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. For example, I want apps to work on both platforms, as well as purchases.
    I think that's up to the developers of said applications. It will take a lot more work because Windows 8 and RT, I think, are very different and they will require the developers to create two separate applications at once; lots of work.
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