Karen Draeger

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Graf, Diane M.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Operations Management and Information Systems


It was my goal to learn how to use the Lotus 1-2-3 software by using Steven C. Ross's book Understanding and Using Lotus 1-2-3. I chose to learn a spreadsheet operation because of its versatility. Spreadsheet programs are now found in a wide range of applications. They allow the manipulation of complex groups of numbers which makes equations and formulas much less threatening. Spreadsheets can turn hours of hand calculations into seconds of machine time, which allows the investigation of many different possibilities. I chose specifically to learn Lotus 1-2-3 because of its popularity both in the academic field and the business world. By completing all of the assignments in Steven Ross's book, I was able to learn all the applications that were presented, and I now feel confident of my knowledge of the Lotus 1-2-3 software. As a business student and future business professional in the field of Operations Management, I feel that the knowledge of a spreadsheet application will give me the opportunity to be a more skilled analyst and more successful manager.


2 pages, 33 unnumbered pages




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