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Old 08-23-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Anyone use Google Docs spreadsheets?

I use basic Excel reasonably well but when I try to use the spreadsheets
in Google Docs, I have problems.
Ex 1: in col 1, I have a column of numbers and create the sum of the column;
when I try to copy and paste that formula to other columns, it generally has not worked. However, yesterday, doing exactly the same thing, it worked
but when I tried to replicate today, it did not. Not only did it not work, but
all the numbers and the sum in column 1 disappeared. What's my probbem?
In case it's relevant, the internet connection is a municipal wifi network which is usually ok but not particularly strong.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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I use basic Excel reasonably well but when I try to use the spreadsheets
in Google Docs, I have problems.
Ex 1: in col 1, I have a column of numbers and create the sum of the column;
when I try to copy and paste that formula to other columns, it generally has not worked. However, yesterday, doing exactly the same thing, it worked
but when I tried to replicate today, it did not. Not only did it not work, but
all the numbers and the sum in column 1 disappeared. What's my probbem?
In case it's relevant, the internet connection is a municipal wifi network which is usually ok but not particularly strong.
With any web application like Google Docs, there is a great deal of web page updating. I have had problems with wifi connections as you have, at home and at a client site when the signal is not strong. You probably have a great deal of signal interference in your setting. It might help to set up a wireless access point near your desk, or even upgrade the wireless to a newer standard.
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I use basic Excel reasonably well but when I try to use the spreadsheets
in Google Docs, I have problems.
Ex 1: in col 1, I have a column of numbers and create the sum of the column;
when I try to copy and paste that formula to other columns, it generally has not worked. However, yesterday, doing exactly the same thing, it worked
but when I tried to replicate today, it did not. Not only did it not work, but
all the numbers and the sum in column 1 disappeared. What's my probbem?
In case it's relevant, the internet connection is a municipal wifi network which is usually ok but not particularly strong.
I use them a lot. Pasting formulas works all the time. I can't think of anything that would cause the act of copying to work just like cutting, unless of course you accidentally hit the wrong key. You might try right-clicking to select copy and paste, or using the menu.

This should not have anything to do with your wifi connection.
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Thanks Target2019 and dixonge for your input. I'll give it another try w/
your info in mind. btw......forgot to mention this is on MacBook....I'm
inferring that dixonge, at least, was successful on Mac? based on i-photo
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yep, on a Mac, but I also edit the spreadsheets from PC's at work, both using the Firefox browser.
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