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-Calc is a fantastic spreadsheet application for the C64, published in issue #79 of Loadstar, back in 1989.  It was developed by David Pankhurst and was released as Shareware. ​ Back in the day, if you used Calc and liked it, Dave requested that you purchase a full license for $25 in US or Canadian funds. ​ After using it for some time, I have to say that Calc is one of the best spreadsheet applications for the C64, right up there with Microsoft'​s Multiplan.+{{ :​reviews:​calc.png?​nolink&​300|}} ​Calc is a fantastic spreadsheet application for the C64, published in issue #79 of Loadstar, back in 1989.  It was developed by David Pankhurst and was released as Shareware. ​ Back in the day, if you used Calc and liked it, Dave requested that you purchase a full license for $25 in US or Canadian funds. ​ After using it for some time, I have to say that Calc is one of the best spreadsheet applications for the C64, right up there with Microsoft'​s Multiplan.
  
 What sets Calc above other "​budget"​ spreadsheet programs, like PowerPack and Easy Working: The Planner, is it's ability to execute logic expressions (if/​then/​else). ​ It also provides a nice large worksheet of 240 rows by 240 columns, and easy to use formatting commands, which sets it above the others. ​ And, I prefer Calc's simple cell reference protocol (like a1, for example) over something like Multiplan'​s R1C1 protocol. ​ It makes it much easier to reference the cells in formulas and expressions,​ in my opinion. What sets Calc above other "​budget"​ spreadsheet programs, like PowerPack and Easy Working: The Planner, is it's ability to execute logic expressions (if/​then/​else). ​ It also provides a nice large worksheet of 240 rows by 240 columns, and easy to use formatting commands, which sets it above the others. ​ And, I prefer Calc's simple cell reference protocol (like a1, for example) over something like Multiplan'​s R1C1 protocol. ​ It makes it much easier to reference the cells in formulas and expressions,​ in my opinion.
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 But with Calc you are not forced to used the floppy disk drive, as it has the ability to save and recall spreadsheet files from the datasette, as well.  Every time you save, ''​CTRL+S''​ or load, ''​CTRL+L''​ a file, it will ask you whether it is to use the tape drive or disk drive. But with Calc you are not forced to used the floppy disk drive, as it has the ability to save and recall spreadsheet files from the datasette, as well.  Every time you save, ''​CTRL+S''​ or load, ''​CTRL+L''​ a file, it will ask you whether it is to use the tape drive or disk drive.
  
-I should also note that the version of Calc that was published in Loadstar also came with some really useful template spreadsheets,​ as well as some really good documentation. ​ These really ​help you get up and running quickly and start producing something useful.+I should also note that the version of Calc that was published in Loadstar also came with some really useful template spreadsheets,​ as well as some really good documentation. ​ These were a great help at getting ​you up and running quickly and start producing something useful.
  
-As you can see, there are some pretty unique features programmed into Calc, which make it to be one of the best spreadsheet applications for the C64.  If you are ever inclined to use your beloved 64 to do a bit of number crunching, I suggest you give Calc a try.  And, hey, if you reading this happen to be David Pankhurst, then please let me know; I'd still like to buy an official license ​of the software!+As you can see, there are some pretty unique features programmed into Calc, which make it to be one of the best spreadsheet applications for the C64, that I've tried anyway.  If you are ever inclined to use your beloved 64 to do a bit of number crunching, I suggest you give Calc a try.  And, hey, if you reading this happen to be David Pankhurst, then please let me know if you'd still like the $25 for an official license!
  
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