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Accounting columnar worksheets

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:50 am
by MikeCPA
Does anyone have any experience using Writer with tables to prepare accounting worksheets?

I think the table functions will do enough math to handle the job.
I cannot find any templates for this.
I wonder if someone has invented this wheel already
I'm assuming I can link cells in one table to another table in another file?

Thanks

Re: Accounting columnar worksheets

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:13 pm
by Hagar Delest
MikeCPA wrote:I'm assuming I can link cells in one table to another table in another file?

You cannot.
What a strange idea to make accounting in a Writer document!

Re: Accounting columnar worksheets

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:48 am
by MikeCPA
Hagar Delest wrote:
MikeCPA wrote:I'm assuming I can link cells in one table to another table in another file?

You cannot.
What a strange idea to make accounting in a Writer document!


Don't worry, the writer files would only handle the document work. An accounting "workpaper" is more document that accounting. Number crunching would take place in Calc or Base.

Re: Accounting columnar worksheets

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:53 am
by Hagar Delest
So you don't really need any maths in your Writer file.
have you checked the template web pages?
Never heard of this kind of templates here.

Re: Accounting columnar worksheets

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:06 pm
by MikeCPA
Hagar Delest wrote:So you don't really need any maths in your Writer file.
have you checked the template web pages?
Never heard of this kind of templates here.


Yes, I checked. I thought a table in Writer might do some light weight math, or link to a spreadsheet or database.
I'm just learning here.

Re: Accounting columnar worksheets

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:27 pm
by RoryOF
There is an old posting (circa 2003) at
Calculating in OpenOffice.Org Text Documents
which might be helpful.

Also something else at
Using formulas in tables