Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Formula-driven tables and text in word processor

Whilst I'm on the subject of formula-driven objects in productivity suites, it would be useful to have formula driven tables and text in the word processor. This is not the same as pasting linked data from the spreedsheet tool, but actually writing a formula into a table in the word processor to reference out to data in a spreadsheet.

Likewise, it would be helpful to be able to enter formula driven text into any paragraph, and have the information pulled from an underlying spreadsheet. This might be useful for a report prepared in a word processor, which needs to be consistent with a continually-updated spreadsheet.

Obviously this functionality would be useful for a presentation application, as well as other applications of a productivity suite.

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