Gnumeric can be started in several ways on every computer operating system and desktop environment. Each of the approaches described below are equivalent; they result in a gnumeric window appearing on your monitor as shown in Figure 3-1
Starting Gnumeric the first time is the most difficult step. Unfortunately, this is also the step which we cannot effectively explain in this manual. Gnumeric can be installed many different ways so no generic instructions can possibly suffice. The pointers below will hopefully help you get past this first step.
We assume that the Gnumeric program is already installed program on your machine. Installing Gnumeric depends on the particular operating system and distribution used on your machine and is therefore beyond the scope of this manual. If Gnumeric is not already installed on your machine, read the manuals that came with your distribution or look at your distribution vendor's web site.