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By PETER H. LEWIS | August 30, 1993
For the self-styled barbarians at Borland International Inc. who have been besieged and bloodied all year by lawyers and disappointed stockholders, it may come as a relief to face some simple, brutal competition once again in the hotly contested Windows spreadsheet market.Borland introduced a new version of its Quattro Pro for Windows spreadsheet last week, a few months after the introduction of the rival spreadsheet Lotus 1-2-3 Release 4.0, and a few months ahead of the next major update of Microsoft Excel.
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By Megan Isennock, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2012
Much to the chagrin of my boss, I recently posted about my lack of  organizational skills. After posting, I walked home considering what baked good I might whip up to help him forget about my admission, and while Rolodexing my favorite food websites in my head, a thought burst through my brain clouds: If I can steal recipes from the Internet, why can't I steal some organization? I asked Google for wedding excel spreadsheets, and spent twenty minutes scrolling through hundreds of hits.
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By Susan Reimer | January 4, 2010
W hat does it take to make you happy? Apparently, most of us don't know, because there is a ton of scientific research and just plain navel-gazing out there that's supposed to help us figure it out. Is it the music on your iPod, or an application for your iPhone? Is it a walk in nature, or is it nurture? Is it talk therapy or music therapy? Is it time for yourself or selflessness? Is it physical exercise - or the exercise of free will? Can you map it out on a spreadsheet and make a plan with happiness as the goal, or does it "just happen"?
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
It takes a lot of cars and trucks to run a town like Baltimore, and the city government boasts a fleet consisting of more than 3,600 vehicles, many sporting the familiar black-and-yellow municipal seal. A spreadsheet containing the data is available here . In response to a public information request, the city gave The Baltimore Sun a spreadsheet with details about all of them (minus undercover or unmarked police cars to avoid interfering with criminal investigations).
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By Jack Warner and Jack Warner,Cox News Service | June 3, 1991
In the beginning, there was VisiCalc.It was the first spreadsheet. It ran on Apple II machines and propelled the personal computer from the den into the office.VisiCalc has faded into history, but the war between its successors for king of the spreadsheet heap has become intense.For a great while the spreadsheet standard was Lotus 1-2-3; it became virtually a synonym for the genre. In the past few years, however, 1-2-3 has had a ferocious struggle with several challengers, notably Microsoft's Excel and Borland's Quattro Pro.On the Macintosh, the battle is largely between Excel and Ashton-Tate's Full Impact.
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By Lawrence M. Fisher and Lawrence M. Fisher,New York Times News Service | February 7, 1994
When Borland International Inc. cut the price of its Quattro Pro for Windows spreadsheet last fall to $49 from $495, it expected to pick up a few new users of the product, and so the company went to some lengths to make it easier to use.But even Borland says it was surprised when market research showed that 41 percent of sales were to first-time spreadsheet buyers.Of course, Borland's recent publication of that number immediately drew haughty rejoinders from the spreadsheet leaders, Lotus and Microsoft, whose spreadsheets for Windows continue to list for $495 (although in many cases can be purchased for something closer to $100)
BUSINESS
By PETER H. LEWIS | September 6, 1993
When they are in danger of being consumed by a rapidly spreading forest blaze, firefighters often light a second fire parallel to the first. If all goes as planned, the secondary fire will destroy the fuel for the oncoming blaze and deprive it of oxygen. It is a very risky maneuver, because firefighters must also survive their own flames.And that is the position of Borland International Inc., which decided late last month to sell its new Quattro Pro for Windows 5.0 spreadsheet for less than $50. Trapped between not one but two onrushing infernos, in the form of Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Excel, Borland chose to light a fire under its own spreadsheet.
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By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 26, 1998
I have a couple of lists of names and e-mail addresses in text files. Is there any software out there that will compare list A with list B and highlight the duplicates? Is there software that will alphabetize a combined list? We're trying to find a way to eliminate duplications and have a consolidated list.It's a bit complicated, but I suspect hearing it will offer a potent new tool to a great many PC owners.A little-known secret among the world's data droids is how just about any spreadsheet program you care to name offers instant, albeit down-and-dirty, fixes for joining data files.
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By Michael J. Himowitz and Michael J. Himowitz,Staff Writer | March 16, 1992
A few years ago I bought a copy of Borland's Quattro Pro spreadsheet.It was easy to use and far more powerful than anything I really needed, since I rarely do anything more sophisticated than perform simple calculations on columns of numbers.Last year I got an upgrade notice offering Quattro Pro Version 3 at a ridiculously low price. Version 3 offered even more bells and whistles, including fancier graphs and better printer support.What the heck, I figured. Newer is better. I always figure newer is better, which is why people who sell software all have me on their "A" mailing lists.
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June 6, 2000
Properties to be sold at the Howard County tax sale can be accessed from the Internet at www.co.ho.md.us/taxsale.xls. The file is an Excel spreadsheet that may be viewed online and saved. The sale will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-2022.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,susan.reimer@baltsun.com | January 4, 2010
What does it take to make you happy? Apparently, most of us don't know, because there is a ton of scientific research and just plain navel-gazing out there that's supposed to help us figure it out. Is it the music on your iPod, or an application for your iPhone? Is it a walk in nature, or is it nurture? Is it talk therapy or music therapy? Is it time for yourself or selflessness? Is it physical exercise - or the exercise of free will? Can you map it out on a spreadsheet and make a plan with happiness as the goal, or does it "just happen"?
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By MICHAEL KINSLEY | February 17, 2006
Either the Republicans are getting better or my mathematics is getting worse. Every year about this time, I celebrate the release of the president's budget and his economic report by pouring a lot of the numbers from these documents into a spreadsheet. My goal is to reach an objective, scientific conclusion about which party governs better. (Look, everybody needs a hobby.) The theory is that over 30 or 50 or 80 years - however many the budget documents choose to record, and it varies - any special circumstances, such as war, will average out. Or if they don't, any general claims about the superiority of one party to another are meaningless, which is also a possibility.
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March 28, 2003
Adam Osborne, 64, a British technical writer who became one of Silicon Valley's legends by introducing the first portable personal computer in 1981, died March 18 in Kodiakanal, India. He had been in failing health for a decade. The Osborne 1 computer, which was introduced at the West Coast Computer Faire in June 1981, was a 24-pound luggable machine with a large library of essential software, including a word processor, spreadsheet, database and programming languages. At the time, it was a startling innovation in an industry dominated by a do-it-yourself hobbyist culture.
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June 6, 2000
Properties to be sold at the Howard County tax sale can be accessed from the Internet at www.co.ho.md.us/taxsale.xls. The file is an Excel spreadsheet that may be viewed online and saved. The sale will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-2022.
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By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 26, 1998
I have a couple of lists of names and e-mail addresses in text files. Is there any software out there that will compare list A with list B and highlight the duplicates? Is there software that will alphabetize a combined list? We're trying to find a way to eliminate duplications and have a consolidated list.It's a bit complicated, but I suspect hearing it will offer a potent new tool to a great many PC owners.A little-known secret among the world's data droids is how just about any spreadsheet program you care to name offers instant, albeit down-and-dirty, fixes for joining data files.
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By Susan Hipsley and Susan Hipsley,Special to The Sun | February 12, 1995
Marilyn Wells is one organized person. Want to borrow one of her 5,000 books? Within seconds she can tell you on which shelf it's kept in which room, how far it is from the right or left of the shelf and the color of the cover. You want to know the copyright date on it? No problem. She can tell you without touching the book itself.Want to hear Mozart's "Requiem" on CD performed on period instruments? Want to compare it with the LP-recorded version ++ played at John F. Kennedy's funeral? In a flash, she can pull each from among the hundreds of LPs, CDs and cassette tapes in her collection.
BUSINESS
By PETER H. LEWIS | June 7, 1993
Like Wayne Gretzky, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows Release 4 is emerging as a leading candidate for the Comeback of the Year award. The impressive new version of the spreadsheet will reach stores later this month after having been previewed at the recent Spring/Comdex computer show in Atlanta.Much easier to use than earlier versions of Lotus 1-2-3, this new version -- why don't we call it 1-2-3-4 -- adds features and powers that will be especially interesting for executives who frequently collaborate on financial plans with other workers.
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By Michael J. Himowitz and Michael J. Himowitz,Evening Sun Staff | December 10, 1990
IF YOUR HOLIDAY wish list includes a computer this year, the box that winds up on your desk is only half of what you'll need.The other half is software to make the computer do something useful.Today's word processing, spreadsheet and database programs are astonishingly powerful. But they can also be confusing and difficult to learn.Most home and small business users don't need a word processor that generates indexes, snaking columns and concordances, a database that can link 20 different files over a network, or a 3-D spreadsheet that generates multiple regression curves.
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By Lawrence M. Fisher and Lawrence M. Fisher,New York Times News Service | February 7, 1994
When Borland International Inc. cut the price of its Quattro Pro for Windows spreadsheet last fall to $49 from $495, it expected to pick up a few new users of the product, and so the company went to some lengths to make it easier to use.But even Borland says it was surprised when market research showed that 41 percent of sales were to first-time spreadsheet buyers.Of course, Borland's recent publication of that number immediately drew haughty rejoinders from the spreadsheet leaders, Lotus and Microsoft, whose spreadsheets for Windows continue to list for $495 (although in many cases can be purchased for something closer to $100)
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