data visualization: basics
Using Google Docs
Google offers a free office suite that you access with free registration. This includes a spreadsheet application. Google Docs uses the same login used for Google Mail, Google Reader and other Google sevices.
Go to google.com
Login to Google Accounts
Navigate to Google Docs
Note the Create New and Upload buttons. All of your docs will be listed on the right.
Click on the create New button and select Spreadsheet. A new window should open. Note the following features: The menu bar lets you select different commands to change your spreadsheet. Use this instead of your browser's menu bar. Shortcuts are additional menus of commands that you can use. A cell is and individual square where you can double-click and type in information. The cells are organized into rows (assigned numbers) and columns (assigned letters).