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Yager, T., "What's NeXT after 1-2-3? [First Impressions]", BYTE, pp. 147-149, October 1990. Google

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 147 ;;Quote: Improv spreadsheet uses items to name rows and columns and to identify cells 147 ;;Quote: Improv items can be assigned a type category (a one-word description); appear on tiles near the row or column 147 ;;Quote: Improv items can be collected into a group and used as a range; ranges can also be itemA..itemB 148 ;;Quote: Improv's item dispenser--select an item for duplication, click on the dispenser, pull out the desired number of items, tear off and drop 148 ;;Quote: instantly get a new view of a spreadsheet by moving the Systems Category tile from rows to columns; makes comparisons between systems easy 148 ;;Quote: an Improv formula gives a calculation and destination for results; may define multiple cells, e.g. Total=Quantity*Cost calculates all Total's 148+;;Quote: in 1-2-3 spreadsheets, have a formula for every calculated cell; large spreadsheets form a fragile web of interdependences 148+;;Quote: in case of overlap, Improv can select which formula defines a cell 149 ;;Quote: Improv recurrence formula's define cells in terms of the first, previous, current, next, and last cells for an item 149 ;;Quote: restrict application of Improv formulas with the IN and SKIP clauses; restricts formula to/from specific cells 149 ;;Quote: Improv is much easier to use than describe; its interface causes all of its abilities to make sense; an innovative program

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