Num Sum News
March 2006 - Week 2 or so
NEW — Work on spreadsheets Offline!
You can now work on Num Sum spreadsheet while disconnected from the internet.
NEW — More Row/Column modification options.
Ribbon for row and column inserts and deletes.
NEW — Keyboards shortcuts.
Control+B - Bold
Control+I - Italic
Control+U - Underline
Control+Home - Go to First Row
Control+End - Go to Last Row
Delete - Delete cell contents
CHANGED — Increase privately shared spreadsheet limit to 2.
You can share up to 2 spreadsheets privately.
NEW — Clicking on "tools..." button will close all open Ribbons.
This is in addition to hiding the toolbar. Click on "tools" again to get the toolbar back.
March 2006 - Week 1
NEW — Charts.
Create charts from your spreadsheet data! Click on the "charts" toolbar button and start charting!
NEW — Import Excel webpage.
Import from an Excel spreadsheet saved as a webpage.
NEW — Sorting.
Sort data. Functions are automatically rewritten.
TWEAKED — undo/redo.
Can undo/redo structural changes like row delete, column delete.
NEW — RSS.
Publish a spreadsheet as an RSS feed. (see FAQ for more details)
February 2006 - Week 2
NEW — Ratings, Ratings, Ratings!
You can rate your own spreadsheets as well as others! Helps in finding other spreadsheets that might be interesting to you.
TWEAKED — improved number formatting.
More options supported for number formatting - format pattern, number of decimal places, currency symbol. Just click on the downward-facing arrow next to the # sign to see the options.
NEW — cell merge/unmerge.
You can merge multiple cells into one for better formatting control. Try it out!
NEW — undo/redo.
You can undo and redo text changes. Includes alignment, formatting, color changes as well. Can't yet undo structural change like adding/removing rows and merging of cells.
NEW — cut/paste.
You can now cut (Control-X) and paste (Control-V) multiple cells.
TWEAKED — improved spreadsheet performance, especially on IE.
Data entry should be faster with less lag time.
NEW — group private spreadsheets.
You can privately share a spreadsheet with your friend/colleagues and send them an email notifying them of it. You can also share a spreadsheet using a list of emails contained in another spreadsheet (see FAQ for more details).
TWEAKED — easier editing of spreadsheet properties.
Change your spreadsheet name, description, and tags directly on the spreadsheet page.
NEW — feedback.
You can send us feedback through the url at the bottom of each page.
January 2005 (no 2006!)
NEW — in-line cell editing.
Works just like Excel 95, sorta. Just double-click on a cell, and make your cell edits without having to move your eyeballs or mouse anymore!
NEW — styling features.
Vertical text alignment!
Vertical text alignment!
Vertical text alignment!
TWEAKED — improved HTML TABLE export feature.
Looks, smells better, especially when you have empty spreadsheet rows.
TWEAKED — plenty-o-bug fixes.
Great for ringing in the new year.
December 2005 - Week 2 (doh! nearly 2006... already...)
NEW — import.
Now you can import your Excel spreadsheets and other data with a simple copy and paste.
Just click on the Import Data link in the header area after you log in.
TWEAKED — little UI elements all over.
Floating CSS haunts our dreams. Thank Netscape for tables.
November 2005 - Week 4 abouts
WHEE! — new server gear!
Lots of behind-the-scenes work for us, with a big move in upgrading our datacenter equipment.
Better uptime. Faster processing.
More sleep for the team and no more having to repeatedly kick the old boxen.
TWEAKED — lowercase cell references.
Too lazy to type A1, B2, C3 in your formulas? Me too.
Now we can type a1, b2, c3 if we so desire.
NEW — favorites showcase.
How about a shout out to few of our favorite spreadsheets on Num Sum -- right on the home page.
November 2005 - Week 1 (and before)
NEW — color my world!
We got colors! You can now change your cell font color and background colors using our new color picker tools.
NEW — sleeker, cooler, tabbed properties dialog.
Editing the properties of your spreadsheet now happens through a tabbed dialog.
Just click on the "More Properties" link which is below and to the right of your spreadsheet.
This tabbed interface will give us plenty of real estate for future property expansion (yes, a pun!).
TWEAKED — toolbar shows up by default.
The secondary formatting toolbar losses it's shyness.
That is, rather than having to hit the "tools..." button to see the
2nd level formatting toolbar, we do it for you automatically by default.
TWEAKED — slimmer, tighter UI.
We've tweaked the UI to devote more of the screen to your spreadsheet.
When you're viewing or editing a spreadsheet, a bunch of links on
the old "big green header bar" have been moved to a "Go To" popup menu on the
upper right. Which means we've converted big green header bar into
a teensy little slim green header bar.
October 2005 - Week 2
FIXED — better keyboard controls.
Up/down arrow keys and enter/shift-enter work now.
On Firefox left/right arrow keys and tab/shift-tab tabs also work.
FIXED — formatting.
Formatting buttons (such as turning 1000000 into $1,000,000.00) now work in Internet Explorer.
TWEAKED — formatting.
The header bar look is now subtlely sleeker.
October 2005 - Week 1
NEW FEATURE — selecting and formatting ranges, columns and rows.
You can now click and drag out a range of cells, which you can format in one click with the toolbar buttons.
Similarly, you can select an entire column or row for formatting, just by clicking on a column or row header.
Did you know? — resizing columns and rows.
In the column and row headers of the spreadsheet, just click and drag on the separator lines to resize your columns and rows.
Did you know II? — enlarging the viewable area.
At the bottom of the spreadsheet, click and drag the brown horizontal resizing bar to make the viewable area larger or smaller to your needs.