• George Peterson

    Nice list of alternatives to Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet application. :)

    I also read that you had some issue of opening existing spreadsheet files in Accel.

    May I suggest you look at the following link about compatibility of SSuite Office's Accel spreadsheet application:

    I have been a user of SSuite office's software for a while now, and I have found it to be very useful and convenient. It meets all my needs just fine, and like you also mentioned, as long as you don't need anything fancy.

    Microsoft has a naq of locking it's documents to make it more difficult for other applications to open. There is more information about unlocking Excel documents in the helpfile of Accel for easier access to your documents – under "File Handlng" :)

    I also had this problem, but after unlocking my existing Excel documents, everything worked just fine. :D

    I hope this help's.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ilovefreesw ilovefreesw

      @George: Thanks for the nice tip. This would be helpful :)

  • Hunter Davis

    Lyza Commons is a fantastic free Excel alternative. I’ve found that it is more powerful and easier to use than Excel. You can quickly upload, transform, graph, and share your data at http://www.lyzasoft.com.

  • http://www.tombush.co.uk Tom

    The free version of Softmaker Office is now up to 2008, unless I’m mistaken.

    Thanks for the article, helpful since I’m on a netbook and need some low-power alternatives.