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Offline JimS

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Word Processor with Excel Features
« on: Jun 23, 2008, 05:48 PM »
I'd like to create a server-based maintenance and trouble-shooting log for the seven analyzers I and others operate at work.  Currently this is done with a Word file for each system, but what I'd really like is for there to be one file with seven different "worksheets", a la Excel.  Is there a way to make Word do this?  Or is there another program someone could recommend?

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Re: Word Processor with Excel Features
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2009, 01:34 PM »
While I'm here, I thought I'd bump this back up to the top...
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Re: Word Processor with Excel Features
« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2009, 01:50 AM »
Is Word format the only format option available to you?  Can the logs be produced or saved in any other format?
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Re: Word Processor with Excel Features
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2009, 03:08 AM »
Thanks, Buff.  Word being as ubiquitous as it is, I wasn't aware of other format possibilities, but no, it doesn't have to be a .docx format.  The most important requirement is ease of use.  What do you have in mind?
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Re: Word Processor with Excel Features
« Reply #4 on: Jul 17, 2009, 04:43 AM »
I was just thinking that I have seen several applications for combining server logs and also applications for combining the contents of text files.

For instance, Txtcollector is a freeware application that claims to combine the contents of multiple text files.  I doubt if it does it automatically though.  You may be able to adapt this or something similar to your needs.

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