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Editors' Note: This is a development release for those who want the bleeding edge.

Editors' Review


GNOME is a desktop environment made up of free and open-source software, with an emphasis on creating simple, functional programs. Gnumeric is one such GNOME-based program, a simple spreadsheet application that replicates the basic features of popular commercial programs like Excel.

Gnumeric's interface is definitely no-frills, but it will be easy to figure out for users who've had previous experience with any other spreadsheet software. In fact, transitioning to Gnumeric from another program is easy, given the program's ability to handle file formats associated with Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Open Office, and others. We opened an Excel file with some fairly complex formatting in Gnumeric and it looked and functioned as it always had in Excel. On the whole we found Gnumeric quite easy to use, with one particularly irritating exception: menus, dialogue boxes, and the Help file always opened underneath the main interface. At first we thought that the program had frozen, but after a bit of minimizing we realized what was going on. We searched in vain for a solution to this problem, hoping that there was an "Always on Top" setting somewhere that we needed to adjust, but we found nothing. This was surprising, given the program's quite detailed and well-written Help file. Overall, we thought that Gnumeric was a very nice alternative to popular spreadsheet applications, but the strange positioning of its windows left us scratching our heads.

Gnumeric is free. It installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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5 stars

"Gnumeric is so much more than excel"

May 13, 2011  |  By perrydc

 |  Version: Gnumeric 1.10.14


same gui as excel (no learning curve)
better tools


automated column guides on fixed width imports doesn't always work.


Excel can't import large data sets (+65k rows). The only way to get this to work in excel is to cut up your data before importing it, which is extremely laborious, and potentially error-prone. Gnumeric handled this problem immediately.

Gnumeric also has some native statistical tools that go way beyond excel's feature set. I'm probably going to stop using excel altogether, which is a big step for me.

Dearest Microsoft: Gnumeric + Google Spreadsheets = Game Over!

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4 stars

"It works, its fast, its free"

May 10, 2011  |  By EyeKnowIt

 |  Version: Gnumeric 1.10.14


All the above, easy to use has most features anyone would want. Small footprint and quick start, nice layout and design. Minimal clutter and crap.


Not all spreadsheets from ms style will automatically format properly, most will.


get started now, this will also help when you switch out of microslop and into a version of linux.

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Full Specifications

Publisher GNOME Project
Publisher web site http://www.gnome.org/
Release Date March 25, 2011
Date Added March 25, 2011
Version 1.10.14
Category Business Software
Subcategory Spreadsheet Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.3MB
File Name gnumeric-1.10.16-20110616.exe
Total Downloads 14,184
Downloads Last Week 59
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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