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IT Dumbo needs help! risk of sending you all off to sleep... I am going to explain what I am trying to do.

I think I need database keeping advice....or do I?

I need to list field sizes, who owns them and how many houses are on each field. Then I'd like to be able to play around with the statistics afterwards. Is this what people call a spreadsheet? I know...I know...real thicky hereEmbarassed. Would MS Excel be the best thing? Do I need to buy software or can I download from the internet? Are there books to teach yourself how to keep records like this?

At the moment I have this HUGE hand written list.
I need to get it into some sort of order by the 14th December....aaaaggghhhh!!!


Posted at 11th Nov 2009 - 03:37PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   IT Dumbo needs help! Comments: 3

Westerwitch's Avatar Yup spread sheet is what you need. What are you on PC, or MAC. MS Excel you would have to buy I believe as part of Microsoft office.

I use Neo Office which is a freebe for Mac Users and allows you to open most microsoft stuff.

Try googling MS Excel you may be able to get some more help there.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th Nov 2009 at 03:48PM

Blackbird's Avatar Try Google Documents. If you have a google email account (I have one connected t0 my blog- the link is at the top of the page. I have used it to upload existing Excel (and other programs) documents, do work on them and then download them again in Excel and other programs including a PDF.

I'm in charge of my son's swim team's roster and I had spent quite a bit of time last spring updating it. I reorganized it by grade so that it could be kept up to date easily.

My computer crashed in August and although I was able to save all of my files and photos- I no longer have the Office set on the new hard drive. I have a brand new copy of Office 2007 that is buried in my daughter's storage unit awaiting the completion of her remodel. Needless to say- I am not going to buy a new copy.

A friend told me about Google docs and I was very happy to use it. KittyB used it to post her plant information which I found when I opened it for the first time.

You have a choice of keeping the files private, sharing them among a number of people who can each work on them or sharing them to everyone. That's what KittyB did.

Posted by: Blackbird on 11th Nov 2009 at 04:33PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar No not on MAC WW....thanks for advice re: Googling excel.

Um.. Blackbird...I seem to have missed KittyB's plant info somehow...where is that? Bit miffed actually as I love the gardening forum...probably wasn't concentrating as usualRolling Eyes. Thanks for the Google advice...will check it out.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 11th Nov 2009 at 05:44PM

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