Welcome!

Technical support

About this manual

Typographical conventions

System requirements

Installation and program startup

Installing under Windows

Installing under Windows Mobile or Windows
CE

Installing under Linux

Screen elements

Title bar

Menu bar

Standard toolbar

Formatting toolbar

Edit toolbar

Document window

Status bar

Special instructions for Windows Mobile

PlanMaker basics

The structure of a spreadsheet

Moving around in a worksheet

Entering data

Deleting data

Undoing changes

Starting a new document

Opening a document

Printing a document

Saving a document

Exiting PlanMaker

The PlanMaker Tour

Five minutes of theory …

First steps with PlanMaker

Entering values and formulas

Going three-dimensional

Changing the layout of worksheets

Outlook

Editing worksheets

Entering data in cells

Repeating commands

Selecting cells

Deleting cells and cell contents

Deleting whole cells

Deleting the contents of cells

Moving and copying cells

Pasting cells selectively

Inserting new cells

Filling cells automatically

Tips and tricks for automatic filling

Working with multiple worksheets

Creating new worksheets

Working with the worksheet register

Managing worksheets

Calculating in three dimensions

Naming cell ranges

Assigning names to cell ranges

Deleting and renaming names

Defining names automatically from the selection

Creating a list of all named ranges

Putting named ranges to use

Applying names in existing formulas

Sorting cells

Transposing cells

Filtering cells by their contents

Special filter

AutoFilter

Analyzing tables

Displaying formulas instead of results

Syntax highlighting

Watch window for cell contents

Formula auditing

Updating tables

Inserting comments

Goal-seeking

Scenarios

Creating scenarios

Viewing scenarios

Managing scenarios

Merging scenarios

Creating a scenario summary

Freezing rows and columns

Inserting special characters

Formatting worksheets

Cell size

Changing cell sizes using the mouse

Changing cell sizes using menu commands

Hiding rows or columns

Number format

List of all number formats available

Working with user-defined number formats

Structure of a user-defined format

Borders and lines

Shading

Alignment

Protection

Character format

Typeface and font size

Text styles

Text color

Superscript and subscript

Letter spacing and character pitch

Kerning

Removing character formatting

Paragraph format (text frames only)

Paragraph indents (text frames only)

Line spacing (text frames only)

Paragraph alignment (text frames only)

Hyphenation (text frames only)

Spacing above/below a paragraph (text frames only)

Character styles

Creating character styles

Applying character styles

Modifying character styles

The character style Normal

Creating linked character styles

Cell styles

Creating cell styles

Applying cell styles

Modifying cell styles

The cell style Normal

Creating linked cell styles

Document templates

Creating document templates

Using document templates

Modifying document templates

The document template Normal.pmv

AutoFormat

Conditional formatting

Input validation

Transfer formatting

Page setup

Page format

Additional page setup options

Headers and footers

Page breaks

Search & replace

Search

Replace

Search again & replace again

Search and replace options

Jumping to specific cell addresses

Jumping to specific contents of a table

Objects (pictures, drawings, etc.)

Objects – basic procedures

Inserting objects

Selecting objects

Object mode

Changing position and size of objects

Rotating and flipping objects

Aligning and distributing objects

Duplicating objects

Changing the properties of objects

Changing the properties of text frames

Pictures

Inserting pictures

Scanning pictures

Changing the properties of picture frames

OLE objects

Inserting OLE objects

Editing OLE objects

Editing links to OLE objects

Changing the properties of OLE objects

Using Equation Editor objects

Drawings

Inserting drawings

Adding text to AutoShapes

Changing the properties of drawings

Charts

Inserting charts

Editing charts

Changing the chart type

Changing the arrangement of data series

Working with chart elements

Changing common chart properties

Updating charts

Forms

Working with forms objects

Inserting forms objects

Labels and groupboxes

Language tools

Setting up the language

Spell checking

Manual spell checking

Spell checking as you type

Editing user dictionaries

SmartText

Creating SmartText entries

Inserting SmartText entries

Editing SmartText entries

Managing documents

Quick paths

Defining quick paths

Using quick paths

Editing and deleting quick paths

Document summary

The file manager

The file manager’s buttons

Searching with the file manager

Outliner

Grouping cells

Showing/hiding grouped cells

Outliner options

Internet functions

Working with links

Saving HTML documents

Outputting documents

Print preview

Printing

Exporting to a PDF file

E-mailing

Protecting cells and documents

Sheet protection

Step 1: Setting up protection settings for cells

Step 2: Activating sheet protection

To activate sheet protection:

Deactivating sheet protection

Workbook protection

Activating workbook protection

To activate workbook protection:

Deactivating workbook protection

Document protection

Enabling document protection

Disabling document protection

Working with other file formats

Saving and opening files in other file formats

Working with text files

Working with Excel files

Opening and saving Excel files

Differences between PlanMaker and Excel

Working with Arabic text

Activating extended support for Arabic text

Changing the text direction in table cells

Changing the text direction in text frames

Changing the direction of worksheets

Changing the font of Arabic text (in text
frames)

Scripts (BasicMaker)

Document windows

Creating document windows

Activating document windows

Closing document windows

Maximizing document windows

Minimizing document windows

Arranging document windows

Using document tabs

Moving data between document windows

Customizing PlanMaker

Preferences

Preferences, View property sheet

Preferences, General property sheet

Preferences, Edit property sheet

Preferences, Appearance property sheet

Preferences, Language property sheet

Preferences, Files property sheet

Preferences, System property sheet

Document properties

Document properties, Summary property sheet

Document properties, Colors property sheet

Document properties, Internet property sheet

Document properties, Statistics property sheet

Document properties, Options property sheet

Document properties, Calculate property sheet

Document properties, Protection property sheet

Worksheet properties

Customizing the document display

Zoom level

Full screen view

Exit full screen view

Customizing toolbars

Displaying and hiding toolbars

Positioning toolbars on the screen

Managing toolbars

Customizing toolbar icons

Creating user-defined toolbar icons

Customizing keyboard shortcuts

Activating a keyboard mapping

Creating a new keyboard mapping

Renaming or deleting a keyboard mapping

Editing the shortcuts in a keyboard mapping

Resetting the shortcuts in a keyboard mapping

Customizing AutoFill lists

Creating a new AutoFill list

Editing AutoFill lists

Deleting AutoFill lists

Importing AutoFill list from cells

Formulas and functions

Formula basics

Arithmetic operators in formulas

Entering formulas

Relative vs. absolute cell references

External cell references

Entering external cell references

Updating and managing external cell references

Error values

Working with arrays

Working with database functions

Functions from A to Z

ABS (absolute value)

ACOS (arccosine)

ACOSH (inverse hyperbolic cosine)

ACOT (arccotangent)

ACOTH (inverse arccotangent)

ADDRESS (cell address as text)

AND (logical AND function)

AREAS (number of areas)

ASIN (arcsine)

ASINH (inverse hyperbolic sine)

ATAN (arctangent)

ATAN2 (arctangent 2)

ATANH (inverse hyperbolic tangent)

AVEDEV (average deviation)

AVERAGE (arithmetic mean)

AVERAGEA (arithmetic mean)

B (PlanMaker 97 compatibility function)

BESSELI (modified Bessel function In(x))

BESSELJ (Bessel function Jn(x))

BESSELK (modified Bessel function Kn(x))

COLUMN (column number of a reference)

COLUMNS (number of columns in a range)

COMBIN (combinations)

COMPLEX (create complex number)

CONCATENATE (concatenate text strings)

CONFIDENCE (confidence interval)

CONVERT (unit conversion)

CURRENCY (format number as currency)

DATE (create a date value)

DATEDIF (date difference)

DATEVALUE (convert text into date value)

DAVERAGE (database function)

DAY (day of a date)

DAYS (days between two dates)

DAYS360 (days between two dates)

DAYSPERMONTH (days per month)

DAYSPERYEAR (days per year)

DB (fixed-declining balance depreciation)

DCOUNT (database function)

DCOUNTA (database function)

DDB (double-declining balance depreciation)

DEC2BIN (decimal number to binary number)

DEC2HEX (decimal number to hexadecimal number)

DEC2OCT (decimal number to octal number)

DECIBEL (decibel value of two quantities)

DECIMALS (fractional part of a number)

DEGREES (convert radians to degrees)

DELTA (test for equality)

DEVSQ (average square deviation)

DGET (database function)

DMAX (database function)

DMIN (database function)

DOLLARDE (dollar price, decimal)

DOLLARFR (dollar price, fraction)

DPRODUCT (database function)

DSTDEV (database function)

DSTDEVP (database function)

DSUM (database function)

DVAR (database function)

DVARP (database function)

EDATE (date before/after n months)

EFFECT (effective interest rate)

EOMONTH (end of month in n months)

ERF (Gaussian error function)

ERFC (complement of Gaussian error function)

ERROR.TYPE (error type)

EUROCONVERT (convert EU currencies)

EVEN (round up to next even number)

EXACT (compare texts)

EXP (power of e)

EXPONDIST (exponential distribution)

FACT (factorial)

FACTDOUBLE (double factorial)

FALSE (logical value FALSE)

FDIST (F distribution)

FILENAME (file name of the document)

FIND (search for text)

FINV (percentiles of the F distribution)

FISHER (Fisher transformation)

FISHERINV (inverse of the Fisher transformation)

Returns the inverse of the Fisher transformation

FIXED (format number as text with fixed decimals)

FLOOR (round down to a multiple of base)

FORECAST (forecast using linear regression)

FREQUENCY (frequency)

FTEST (F-test)

FV (future value)

FVSCHEDULE (future value)

GAMMADIST (gamma distribution)

GAMMAINV (percentiles of the gamma distribution)

GAMMALN (logarithm of the gamma function)

GAUSS (PlanMaker 97 compatibility function)

GCD (greatest common divisor)

GEOMEAN (geometric mean)

GESTEP (greater or equal to threshold value?)

GROWTH (values of an exponential regression)

Returns the values of an exponential regression

HARMEAN (harmonic mean)

HEX2BIN (hexadecimal number to binary number)

HEX2DEC (hexadecimal number to decimal number)

HEX2OCT (hexadecimal number to octal number)

HLOOKUP (look up row-wise)

HOLIDAY (dates of movable Christian holidays)

HOUR (hour)

HYPERLINK (hyperlink)

HYPGEOMDIST (hypergeometric distribution)

IF (if-then-else condition)

IMABS (absolute value of a complex number)

IMAGINARY (imaginary coefficient of a complex number)

IMARGUMENT (angle of a complex number)

IMCONJUGATE (conjugate complex number)

IMCOS (cosine of a complex number)

IMDIV (division of complex numbers)

IMEXP (exponential of a complex number)

IMLN (natural logarithm of a complex number)

IMLOG10 (base-10 logarithm of a complex number)

IMLOG2 (base-2 logarithm of a complex number)

IMNEG (negative value of a complex number)

IMPOWER (power of a complex number)

IMPRODUCT (product of complex numbers)

IMREAL (real coefficient of a complex number)

IMSIN (sine of a complex number)

IMSQRT (square root of a complex number)

IMSUB (difference of complex numbers)

IMSUM (sum of complex numbers)

INDEX (cell in a particular row/column of a range)

INDIRECT (create reference from text)

INT (round down to nearest integer)

INTERCEPT (intercept point of a linear trend)

INTERSECTION (intersection of two ranges)

IPMT (interest payment)

IRR (internal rate of return)

ISBLANK (is empty?)

ISERR (is an error value except #N/A?)

ISERROR (is an error value?)

ISEVEN (is an even number?)

ISFORMULA (is a formula?)

ISLOGICAL (is a logical value?)

ISNA (is not available?)

ISNONTEXT (is no text?)

ISNUMBER (is numeric?)

ISNUMBERP (PlanMaker 97 compatibility function)

ISODD (is an odd number?)

ISOWEEK (number of week, ISO standard)

ISPMT (interest payment)

ISREF (is a valid reference?)

ISTEXT (is text?)

KURT (kurtosis)

LARGE (k-th largest number)

LASTPRINTED (date last printed)

LASTSAVED (date last saved)

LCM (least common multiple)

LEFT (left part of a text string)

LEN (length)

LINEST (statistics of a linear regression)

Returns statistics of a linear regression

LN (natural logarithm)

LOG (logarithm)

LOG10 (base-10 logarithm)

LOGEST (statistics of an exponential regression)

Returns statistics of an exponential regression

LOGINV (percentiles of the gamma distribution)

LOGNORMDIST (lognormal distribution)

LOOKUP (search cell range)

LOWER (convert text to lower case)

MATCH (relative position in a range)

MAX (maximum)

MAXA (maximum)

MDETERM (matrix determinant)

MEDIAN

MID (part of a text string)

MILLISECONDS (milliseconds)

MIN (minimum)

MINA (minimum)

MINUTE (minute)

MINVERSE (inverse matrix)

MIRR (modified internal rate of return)

MMULT (product of matrices)

MOD (remainder of a division, Excel method)

MODE (most frequently occurring value)

MODP (remainder of a division, PlanMaker method)

MONTH (month of a date)

MROUND (round to a multiple of base)

MSOLVE (solution of matrix equation Ax=B)

MULTINOMIAL (multinomial coefficient)

N (convert value into number)

NA (error value #N/A)

NEG (negative value)

NEGBINOMDIST (negative binomial distribution)

NETWORKDAYS (number of workdays)

NOMINAL (nominal interest rate)

NORMDIST (normal distribution)

NORMINV (percentiles of the normal distribution)

NORMSDIST (standard normal distribution)

NORMSINV (percentiles of the standard distribution)

NOT (logical NOT function)

NOW (current date and time)

NPER (number of periods)

NPV (net present value)

OCT2BIN (octal number to binary number)

OCT2DEC (octal number to decimal number)

OCT2HEX (octal number to hexadecimal number)

ODD (round up to next odd number)

OFFSET (shifted reference)

OR (logical OR function)

PCF (interest for fixed-interest investments)

PEARSON (Pearson correlation coefficient)

PERCENTILE (percentiles of a data set)

PERCENTRANK (percent rank in a data set)

PERIOD (duration of fixed-interest investments)

PERMUT (permutations)

PHI (PlanMaker 97 compatibility function)

PI (pi)

PMT (payment)

POISSON (Poisson distribution)

POWER (power)

PPMT (payment on the principal)

PROB (probability)

PRODUCT (product)

PROPER (convert text to upper/lower case)

PV (present value)

QUARTILE (quartiles of a data set)

QUOTIENT (quotient of a division)

RADIANS (convert degrees to radians)

RAND (random value)

RANDBETWEEN (random value)

RANK (rank in a data set)

RATE (rate per period)

REPLACE (replace text in a text string)

REPT (repeat text string)

RIGHT (right part of a text string)

ROMAN (Roman numeral)

ROUND (round)

ROUNDDOWN (round down)

ROUNDUP (round up)

ROW (row number of a reference)

ROWS (number of rows in a range)

RSQ (square of Pearson)

SEARCH (search for text)

SECOND (second)

SERIESSUM (sum of a power series)

SHEETNAME (name of a worksheet)

SHEETNUMBER (index of a worksheet)

SIGN (sign of a number)

SIN (sine)

SINH (hyperbolic sine)

SKEW (skewness of a distribution)

SLN (straight-line depreciation)

SLOPE (slope of a linear trend)

SMALL (k-th smallest number)

SORTM (sort)

SORTV (sort)

SQRT (square root)

SQRTN (n-th root)

SQRTPI (square root of x*Pi)

STANDARDIZE (standardized value)

STDEV (standard deviation of a sample)

STDEVA (standard deviation of a sample)

STDEVP (standard deviation of entire population)

STDEVPA (standard deviation of entire population)

STEYX (standard error of a linear regression)

Returns the standard error of a linear regression

SUBSTITUTE (replace text in a text string)

SUBTOTAL (subtotal, ignoring filters)

SUM (Sum)

SUMIF (sum if condition is true)

SUMPRODUCT (sum of products)

SUMSQ (sum of squares)

SUMX2MY2 (sum of x^2 - y^2)

SUMX2PY2 (sum of x^2 + y^2)

SUMXMY2 (sum of (x - y)^2)

SYD (sum-of-years’ digits depreciation)

T (convert value into text string)

TAN (tangent)

TANH (hyperbolic tangent)

TDIST (t-distribution)

TEXT (convert number into text string)

TIME (create time)

TIMEDIFF (time difference)

TIMEVALUE (convert text into time)

TINV (percentiles of the t-distribution)

TODAY (current date)

TRANSPOSE (transposed matrix)

TREND (values of a linear regression)

TRIM (remove spaces from text)

TRIMMEAN (mean ignoring marginal values)

TRUE (logical value TRUE)

TRUNC (truncate a number)

TTEST (t-test)

TYPE (type of a value)

UPPER (convert text to upper case)

USERFIELD (user field)

VALUE (convert text into a number)

VAR (variance of a sample)

VARA (variance of a sample)

VARP (variance of entire population)

VARPA (variance of entire population)

VLOOKUP (look up column-wise)

WEEKDAY (weekday)

WEEKNUM (number of week)

WEIBULL (Weibull distribution)

WORKDAY (date after x workdays)

XIRR (internal rate of return)

XNPV (net present value)

XOR (logical XOR function)

YEAR (year of a date)

ZTEST (z-test)

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts for editing spreadsheets

Keyboard shortcuts for menu commands

Index