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Hi :)  
Direct comparison between different commands might not be possible but most
of the functions in spreadsheets and so on are identical anyway.  Formulas
do the same action regardless of whether you write them by hand on a
black-board, in a book or in a spreadsheet.  

Occasionally Excel does do some non-standard things or calls a formula by a
wrong name.  The defaults for Calc can be set to follow Excel in those cases
so that new spreadsheets follow the same patterns. However, old documents or
new documents created in MS Office are correctly read by Calc even though
they follow the non-standard formulas.  

On a wider scale the menu structure is much the same as MS Office 2003 and
earlier versions so if people don't know exactly where a certain item is in
the menus then they can follow the old trick of clicking on 1 menu, such as
the "File" menu and then move the mouse arrow over the other menus until
they find what they want.  It's much easier than memorising the ribbon-bar.  

Of course, as Sigrid pointed out, a lot of the keyboard short-cuts are the
same and many of them work in almost every program anyway, for example 
Ctrl c  to copy
Ctrl x  to cut
Ctrl v  to paste 

Ctrl z  to undo
all seem to work in just about every program on any system (except Mac or
Regards from
Tom :)  

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