- Open Notepad
- Type in (or cut and paste) the following lines
- When finished, open the File menu and click on Save As
- Save the file with this name: 'sum_fun.csv' (any name will do, but you must use the .csv file extension)
- Close Notepad
- Launch MS-Excel
- Retrieve the .csv file this way:
- Open the File menu and click on Open
- Navigate to where you saved 'sum_fun.csv'
- Where it says 'All Excel Files (*.xl* etc)' in the Open dialog box, click the drop-down arrow
- Click on 'Text Files (*.prn;*.txt;*.cvs)'
- When you see the .csv file, double-click it to open
It looks like a spreadsheet, but do the formulas work? Change
the value in cell A1, A2, or A3 and press Enter.
What happens? Is it a spreadsheet? Was your friend kidding, or is it
possible to create a spreadsheet in Notepad?