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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 09:32:38 AM »
Google Docs does a pretty good Excel in my experience - could be worth a try.  Also I haven't had problems using Open Office on Excel documents, but I've not tried anything really complex so... who knows?  What does LibreOffice do better then Open Office?  Just curious - Open Office came with my Linux distro, so I just use it out of laziness.

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 09:44:25 AM »
From what I understand Open Office is finished. No longer updated. LibreOffice was exactly Open Office, however, will continue to get updated. Much of the same people, just changing names because Open Office became corporate or something like that.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice#Initial_release

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 09:48:54 AM »
What does LibreOffice do better then Open Office?  Just curious - Open Office came with my Linux distro, so I just use it out of laziness.

At this stage, the answer is most things.  LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice(.org) started by the community because they finally got fed up with Sun and later Oracle stifling the development and providing only minimal support and direction for it.  LibreOffice now has a substantially larger and more active developer community that OOo, and they just recently completed a major code cleanup, so it is now leaner, faster, more responsive, etc.
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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2012, 09:59:30 AM »
See - this is what I get for not updating anything that works for me.  Sooo outta the loop.  Cheers guys.

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2012, 04:37:29 PM »
Hi cjs65

I have already a functional Excel sheet for characters. In the past 3 weeks I "make some format" to print.


The page is a "raw" one. Because I create it for me and each "sheet" has specifical info for each one of my PCs

I will gladly beta test yours :)

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 05:16:49 PM »
I've been playing around with this one by Erik A. Dewey which does translate quite a bit into LibreOffice. I haven't thoroughly looked to see how accurate it does. I know one major hang up was a feature with a drop down list for Classes, but I found a work around by simply entering the number that designates that class found in the Data page.


I don't have a lot of experience creating spreadsheets of this kind of complexity with any of the flavors (Excel, OO/LibreOffice, Google Docs). Is something with that much interwoven formulas even possible with Google Docs?

*edit- the above link is referring to the Spycraft 2.0 sheet
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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2012, 07:24:21 PM »
The character sheet is now done and ready for people to try to break it. I've fired off a message to Crafty Games asking if somebody will check it over, and maybe host the file, and I'm waiting to hear something back before going any further.

If all is OK, is there anybody who would be interested in doing some 'beta' testing?

What is the latest with this?  Are you still looking for testers?

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2012, 12:45:09 PM »
I sent an email to Crafty some time ago but have not had a reply yet. Since then I have done quite a lot of testing myself and have found a few problems that need to be fixed. Creating a stack of characters and converting some high level characters from another system showed up a couple of things I had missed, as well as showing I hadn't allowed enough space for feats, tricks and studies. I'll be working on the sheet as soon as I get some time, hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Until Crafty have given it the ok from a legal point of view (I've used the FC logo for instance) I'm not willing to make it public, otherwise I'd be happy to send it out to anybody who's interested, just to get some initial feedback...

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2012, 04:19:32 PM »
I sent an email to Crafty some time ago but have not had a reply yet. Since then I have done quite a lot of testing myself and have found a few problems that need to be fixed. Creating a stack of characters and converting some high level characters from another system showed up a couple of things I had missed, as well as showing I hadn't allowed enough space for feats, tricks and studies. I'll be working on the sheet as soon as I get some time, hopefully over the next couple of weeks. Until Crafty have given it the ok from a legal point of view (I've used the FC logo for instance) I'm not willing to make it public, otherwise I'd be happy to send it out to anybody who's interested, just to get some initial feedback...

My apologies. That's been sitting in my inbox for a bit and I've been so swamped with projects that I haven't had the chance to follow up. I'm catching up a bit with email today though, and will go reply now. Expect an email shortly.
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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2012, 02:36:24 AM »
My apologies. That's been sitting in my inbox for a bit and I've been so swamped with projects that I haven't had the chance to follow up. I'm catching up a bit with email today though, and will go reply now. Expect an email shortly.

Hey, no problem at all Pat. I haven't chased it up because I assumed you guys were still busy. I got your mail and I'll send the sheet to you now for a first look, though I know for sure I need to make some changes.

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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2012, 02:50:43 PM »
My apologies. That's been sitting in my inbox for a bit and I've been so swamped with projects that I haven't had the chance to follow up. I'm catching up a bit with email today though, and will go reply now. Expect an email shortly.

Hey, no problem at all Pat. I haven't chased it up because I assumed you guys were still busy. I got your mail and I'll send the sheet to you now for a first look, though I know for sure I need to make some changes.

All good, and thanks so much for understanding about our schedules. :)
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2012, 08:42:35 PM »
So any further word on this little project?
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2012, 10:56:42 AM »
So any further word on this little project?

We've responded and as I understand, the OP is tinkering again. I may be wrong there, but I believe we gave him everything he needed for now.

If not, of course, we're happy to take another look. He has our email addresses. :)
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Re: Excel Based Character Sheet
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2012, 02:24:15 AM »
So any further word on this little project?

We've responded and as I understand, the OP is tinkering again. I may be wrong there, but I believe we gave him everything he needed for now.

If not, of course, we're happy to take another look. He has our email addresses. :)

Ah, I was just waiting on the legal text. I sent you the updated/fixed version which Alex said was OK. Just let me know what words to add and I'm done for now, though I'm sure others will find improvements/problems!

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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2012, 10:37:44 AM »
Ah, I was just waiting on the legal text. I sent you the updated/fixed version which Alex said was OK. Just let me know what words to add and I'm done for now, though I'm sure others will find improvements/problems!

We do owe you something then. My apologies. I'll go send that along now. :)
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