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The help system of Google Spreadsheets is a bit short (to put it nicely). Are there any good tutorials / documentation to explain a non-Excel-savy user how the formulas work, how one should use them (examples) and so on and so forth?

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"but" should be "put" - not enough rep to edit. –  Jeff Yates Jul 1 '10 at 15:09

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Nowadays, in the new Google Spreadsheet (bound to be a standard soon) each formula has a somewhat extended example usage, in comparison to the old Google Spreadsheet. See screenshot of the QUERY text:

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Clicking the hyperlink, will take you to a landing page, especially for the QUERY function. In the case of the QUERY function there are multiple examples illustrated.

I find Web Applications the place to be for Google Spreadsheet Q&A. People over here will take the time to give good answers (and ask good questions !!)

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By far not a complete answer, but a start -

Here is a nice tutorial for google forms:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzgaUOW6GIs

From the google youtube user: http://www.youtube.com/user/Google

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Atomic Learning has a very nice tutorial site for Google Spreadsheets (and other apps).

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does not seem to work in chrome, looks like i have to subscribe. –  akira Jul 1 '10 at 6:27

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