Spreadsheet View User Interface
By default, the Spreadsheet View is opened next to the Graphics View. The Spreadsheet View Toolbar is displayed at the top of the GeoGebra window, with the Undo / Redo buttons in the top right corner.
Customizing the Spreadsheet View
The Spreadsheet View can be customized according to your preferences by
- opening the Preferences Dialog and selecting the option Spreadsheet (GeoGebra Desktop)
- opening the Spreadsheet View Style Bar and selecting Preferences (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps)
In the appearing dialog window you may change the layout by choosing whether to
- Show the Input Bar
- Show Gridlines
- Show the Column or Row Header
- Show Vertical or Horizontal Scrollbars
In addition, you may change the behavior of the Spreadsheet View by
- allowing Use of Buttons and Checkboxes or Tooltips
- requiring "=" before Commands
- using Auto-complete
Creating Mathematical Objects
In GeoGebra’s Spreadsheet View every cell has a specific name that allows you to directly address each cell.
Direct Input and Commands
Relative Cell Names
If you copy content from one cell to another, by default all references are changed accordingly to the target position.
A2=2. In B1 put
(A1, A1). By copying B1 to B2 (either via Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V or by dragging the cell corner) you get (A2, A2) in B2.
To prevent this behavior, you can insert
$ before the column and/or row of the referenced cell.
Input Data into the Spreadsheet View
Manual Entry, Commands, and Tracing
Copy Data from the Algebra View
With a simple drag and drop operation it is also possible to copy objects from the Algebra View to the Spreadsheet View. If you drag a list, its elements will be pasted horizontally, starting from the cell in which you release the left mouse button or touchscreen. Pressing the Shift key while dragging opens a dialog window when the mouse button is released, allowing you to choose whether the pasted objects will be Free or Dependent, as well as to choose the vertical placement of the copied objects (check option Transpose).
Copy Data from Other Spreadsheet Software
GeoGebra allows you to import data from other spreadsheet software into the Spreadsheet View.
- Select and copy the data you want to import. For example, you may use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C (Mac OS: Cmd + C) in order to copy the data to your computer’s clipboard.
- Open a GeoGebra window and show the Spreadsheet View.
- Click on the spreadsheet cell that should contain the first data value (e.g. cell A1)
- Paste the data from your computer’s clipboard into GeoGebra’s Spreadsheet View. For example, you may select a cell and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V (Mac OS: Cmd + V) in order to paste the data into the highlighted spreadsheet cell.
Import Data Files from other Applications
You can also import data from other applications, if stored using .txt, .csv and .dat formats. Simply right click on a free cell of the Spreadsheet View, then choose the Import Data File... option.
Spreadsheet View Toolbar
The Spreadsheet View Toolbar provides a range of Tools that allow you to create objects in the Spreadsheet View. Every icon in the Toolbar represents a Toolbox that contains a selection of related Tools. In order to open a Toolbox, you need to click on the corresponding default Tool shown in the Spreadsheet View Toolbar (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps) or on the small arrow in the lower right corner of the Toolbar icon (GeoGebra Desktop).
Display of Mathematical Objects
Display of Spreadsheet Objects in other Views
If possible, GeoGebra immediately displays the graphical representation of the object you entered in a Spreadsheet Cell in the Graphics View as well. Thereby, the name of the object matches the name of the Spreadsheet Cell used to initially create it (e.g. A5, C1).
Using Spreadsheet Data in other Views
You may process the Spreadsheet Data by selecting multiple cells and right-clicking (Mac OS: Cmd-clicking) on the selection. In the appearing Context Menu, choose the submenu Create and select the appropriate option (List, List of points, Matrix, Table, Polyline and Operation table).
For a function with two parameters you can create an Operation Table with values of the first parameter written in the top row and values of second parameter written in the left column. The function itself must be entered in the top left cell.
After entering the function and the parameter values in the appropriate cells, select the rectangular area of the desired Operation Table with the mouse. Then, right click (Mac OS: Cmd-click) on the selection and choose option Create > Operation Table of the appearing Context Menu.
A1 = x y,
A2 = 1,
A3 = 2,
A4 = 3,
B1 = 1,
C1 = 2and
D1 = 3. Select cells A1:D4 with the mouse. Then, right click (Mac OS: Cmd-click) on the selection and choose Create > Operation Table in the Context Menu to create a table containing the results of substitution of the inserted values in the given function.
Spreadsheet View Style Bar
The Spreadsheed View Style Bar provides buttons to
- show / hide the Input Bar (GeoGebra Desktop)
- change the text style to bold or italic
- set the text alignment to left, center, or right
- change the background color of a cell
- change the cell borders (GeoGebra Desktop)
- open the Properties Dialog (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps)
- display additional Views in the GeoGebra window (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps)