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Gnumeric vs. OpenOffice.org Calc

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In my previous post OpenOffice.org Calc prevailed against KSpread, but now it's faces a new challenger. Will Gnumeric have what it takes to win the crown? Gnumeric is a Free, open source spreadsheet from the GNOME project.

I tested with Gnumeric version 1.7.0 in Kubuntu Edgy and 1.7.8 in Kubuntu Feisty. For Calc I used version 2.0.4.

Format Compatibility

I started with the same .ods spreadsheet as before. Gnumeric did handle it better than KSpread, but a lot of formatting disappeared. All currency and percentage settings were dropped back to general numbers with no precision control. For percentages I now see six decimal places vs. the two that should be shown.

Justification, bold text, and cell underlines did import correctly. As did formulas.

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