Calc is the spreadsheet component of the OpenOffice.org office software suite. The comprehensive range of advanced functions included in Calc helps professionals accomplish complex tasks. At the same time, Calc is user-friendly, which makes it easier for new users. This topic will familiarise you with its key features and teach you how to perform some basic spreadsheet functions.
Similar to all other applications in the OpenOffice.org suite, Calc allows you to save spreadsheets in OASIS OpenDocument (ODF) format. This XML-based format enables you to access your spreadsheets from any OpenDocument-compliant software. In addition, Calc allows you to save spreadsheets directly as Portable Document Format (PDF) files without using any additional, expensive software.
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