Someone not very creative when padding their expense account, eh?
The problem is that the Surface is not a very good tablet. The operating system and applications are not truly optimized for touch screen use, and the 16:9 aspect ratio makes it virtually useless in portrait mode. The Surface is basically a netbook with a touch screen tacked on.
Nah it's an awesome tablet. I bought the Pro 2 thinking I probably wouldn't use it in tablet mode that much, but I haven't really used my iPad since. Simple reason is it's browser is faster. It is heavier but turns out that doesn't really matter that much.
Also why do people go on about the 16:9 aspect ratio so much. Apart from the kindle app, every iPad app I have either doesn't work in portrait mode or does something stupid like completely hide article listings. I've yet to see a game that works in Portrait mode.
I now can reproduce this Numbers bug in english, too. By its nature, I'm pretty sure I can reproduce it in any language.
But the $500 is in the pie chart
exactly! they just printed a baseless article to bash Microsoft.. Excel is what Numbers wishes it was.. The idiot who printed this billboard though, should be fired for incompetence.
Only once in the posts you quoted did anyone mention anything about pressing enter. CPA and mikesky never said enter. That user merely discussed it in edit mode. No one you quoted said anything about needing to press Enter first. The person who said that was you.
I question if you've ever used Excel as you don't need to press enter basically ever. You can simply select another cell, or arrow key over to exit editing a cell. You don't even need to press enter after entering a function. People press enter after because it exits editing, but it is not necessary. At no point does anyone ever need to press enter first on excel.
That's probably why CPA said this:
"The strange thing about the ad though is why the pie chart is showing post edit results. The pie chart should not be showing 7 slices as the data set it's drawing from hasn't been updated. The math is correct, but the pie chart is not."
Short quoting helps no one.
I know this is hilarious, and a desperate move for MS. MS is just ridiculous for advertising a free feature of the Surface that people are buying for $100. Apple on the other hand did it right with the way they advertised a iWork as a free feature of Mavericks and iOS because ...
Microsoft obviously sucks at marketing. Their surface ads suck, and they've done a terrible job at marketing the Xbox One (they're pretty much giving a majority market share to Sony).
Excel can obviously add up the numbers correctly, the error is due to human error. I personally prefer other spreadsheets (Gnumeric is better for actual number crunching), but this entire article is silly.