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Topic: Did You Know ...? (TBR and Managing Book Data)

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L. G. (L)
Subject: Did You Know ...? (TBR and Managing Book Data)
Date Posted: 7/28/2007 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Did you know that you can download your TBR and save it as a Text or Excel file?  Then you can add new fields, such as storage box number, shelf number, format, etc.  This has helped me tremendously in sorting and storing my books!  It's a really good reason to add all of your books receive to your TBR. :)

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 1:19 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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And if you don't have Excel (a Microsoft Office product) you can download for free Open Office, and it contains an equivalent program to Excel which acts and looks very similar! What a great thing to let people know about, L.G.!

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 2:48 AM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2006
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I knew you could do this with your reminder list, but hadn't thought about the TBR.  You can also import into MS Works spreadsheet.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/29/2007 3:43 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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It has saved me a ton of work!  Using it, I have listed about 550 books - and I will have to add in another 300 or so, manually, I think.  We are packing them in boxes, labeling each box with a number, and storing them where they will be out of the way but easy to get to.  As it is, it will take me about another 20-30 hours to log all the books, and who knows how long for data entry.  :p

DH is doing his as well, but he has no mater list! :-O

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 8:05 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Thanks for the link Sherry its gonna make it so much easier to share files with my writers group.

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 1:04 PM ET
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I only have one wish left, and that would be the ability to export/download the Books To Repost list. That includes all my box trades, and then I could double check my list at home to make sure I got them all right. But, the others are very helpful too!

ETA: You are welcome, Chis, learning about free tools & software comes from working with the local computer users group!



Last Edited on: 7/29/07 1:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/29/2007 3:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2005
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And remember you can upload, edit, share, and export Excel and OO Spreadsheet files online using Google Docs http://docs.google.com/