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post #21 of 35

Scott, morning....   Because I'm a computer idiot, I need help.....  

 

I open your calculator and "stuff" appears on a "word pad" page.... 

 

Sooo, I went and downloaded a Microsoft Excel Viewer...  got it installed... 

 

Now....  how do I do whatever is necessary to get your spreadsheet to work ??   

post #22 of 35

Dave, unless I am reading it wrong. from what I see all you need to do is add in the total pounds of pork butt and the rest of the items will automatically calculate for you.

 

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post #23 of 35
Yep... Just click on the meat weight. The box will highlight. Enter new weight. Click on any other blank box and all should update...JJ
post #24 of 35

When I open the calculator, this is what I see........

 

 

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post #25 of 35
That ain't right! Excel is a spreadsheet program that is arranged in columns and rows that that can be programmed to perform math functions. Not sure what you need to do...JJ
post #26 of 35

Dave, 

Did you get the viewer from Microsoft? I just downloaded it and tried the viewer with the attached spreadsheet and it opens correctly for me.

post #27 of 35

Yes...   it's a Microsoft certified Excel viewer....  It's loaded but I don't know how to get it to look at Scott's link... 

post #28 of 35

Dave, 

When you saved his file did it save with a .xls extension? Mine looks like this italian sausage.xls. Can you open any other .xls files with this viewer? When you open the file do you double click on the file to open it or do you open Excel and then go to File/Open and then go to the location of the file?

 

Sorry for all the questions I will stop if you would like. 

post #29 of 35

This is what I have in my downloads file...   the calculator and the Excel Viewer....  

 

I wish I was smarter when it came to this KRAP !!!!!!

 

....click on the pic and it will clear up....     but it's foggy in my poor pea brain....

 

post #30 of 35

I do better with a hand calculator and a pencil.....   Can you do a screen dump of the calculator and the numbers that go into the squares to make it work.... 

post #31 of 35

Dave,

 

When you downloaded the viewer, did you also install it? I have Excel as a part of Office 2013 and am not familiar with the stand alone viewer you're dealing with and don't know if it automatically installs, or requires an installation command. A quick check of your program files will tell you if it's installed or not. If not, click on the file in your downloads and follow the prompts.  


Edited by dls1 - 2/10/17 at 3:31pm
post #32 of 35

Hey....  I can see it....  BUT, I can't change any numbers...  It must be a "read only" excel viewer...

 

 

 

 

Put in pounds of meat. The rest will be calculated.

           
             
Pork Butt       11.00 lb.  
             
Fat       1.57 lb.  
             
Total Weight Of Sausage     12.57 lb.  
             
Kosher Salt       4.71 TSP  
             
Cracked Fennel       11.00 TSP  
             
Black Pepper       3.14 TSP  
             
Ice Water       9.35 fl oz  
             
Parsley       3.14 tsp  
             
Paprika       1.57 tsp  
             
Onion Powder       3.14 tsp  
             
Garlic Powder       3.14 tsp  
post #33 of 35

 Thx. Alelover, I saved it as well. As an avid sausage maker I will use this as well. Very Handy. Point

post #34 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post
 

Hey....  I can see it....  BUT, I can't change any numbers...  It must be a "read only" excel viewer...

 

 

 

 

Put in pounds of meat. The rest will be calculated.

           
             
Pork Butt       11.00 lb.  
             
Fat       1.57 lb.  
             
Total Weight Of Sausage     12.57 lb.  
             
Kosher Salt       4.71 TSP  
             
Cracked Fennel       11.00 TSP  
             
Black Pepper       3.14 TSP  
             
Ice Water       9.35 fl oz  
             
Parsley       3.14 tsp  
             
Paprika       1.57 tsp  
             
Onion Powder       3.14 tsp  
             
Garlic Powder       3.14 tsp  

Dave, you are correct The Excel Viewer does not allow you to edit the file. I tried it in both the viewer and a full version of excel and only the full version allows for editing.

post #35 of 35

I got it.....   I loaded Editable Excel from the apps section on my computer...    I can read, write, edit... the whole shebang....

 

Thanks everyone for helping me out.....  

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