Tag: OpenOffice

  • COUNTA() function in OpenOffice

    Just discovered the COUNTA() function in OpenOffice (probably also in other spreadsheets like M$ Excel). This enables you to count the number of cells that contain any text, unlike COUNT(), which only counts cells that have content in numbers (e.g. “2,4,6, eight” would return “3”). The same sequence using COUNTA() returns “4”. I found this […]

  • Microsoft banned from selling Word

    So, Microsoft have, once again, been in trouble with the courts. This time it’s in the USA. In their latest skirmish, they have been found guilty of infringing patents (oh, the irony!) relating to XML in their flagship programme Word™. As the BBC News website says, XML is used in recent versions of Microsoft’s word-processer […]