Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Very Busy

I have been so busy with the restart of youth programs and the book I have not been able to blog. I should get back into the swing of things soon.

At the moment I am trying to manage and lexicon thing that I use for the books. It is in Microsoft publisher and is horribly unwieldy. It is a huge pain in the neck./. I am looking for a program that you can enter information into and it arranges it like you would find in an ecyclopedia. If anyone knows of a good program it would be helpful.

Well be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice. And I have no idea why you all needed to know this.

1 comment:

Kath said...

Microsoft Publisher sucks. (Yes, that is a technical term, can be further defined by degree of suckage.) When you say "arranges it like you would find in an ecyclopedia" it sounds to me like you want a database. That way the information you enter can be broken down to the smallest possible category and searchable based on those categories. If so, and you want to stick with Microsoft products, I'd recommend MS Access. It may look scary - but it's not. And if you don't want to take the time & trouble to learn how to use the program well enough to build a database from scratch you could try using one of the many free pre-made templates they have available on the MS Office website. Or if none of those versions is right for you - I'm betting you could probably barter with someone in your area who could create one specifically for your needs. Craigslist is full of out of work computer geeks! Hope that helps!

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