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Sunday, May 15, 2011

How to make a spreadsheet for your pretties

I didn't dream that I would have requests for how to do this, but I did! (See "You might be a tablescaper if.." if you want to know what started it all.)

So here goes...

First, there are two ways you can do this: in a spreadsheet program or in a word processing program. They can be interchangeable. Because Word is the program you are likely to have, I am starting there. I will make a table in a Word document. It will work much like a spreadsheet.  I have made two short beginners' videos to help you. Turn up your volume. You can enlarge the videos to full screen by clicking on the icon at the lower right corner of each video.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Post questions if you need help!
-Andrea :)

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  1. Wow! That is impressive!!!! Years ago I started an inventory but never kept up with it and it sure wasn't this detailed. I like how you track it. You've got me thinking, but it would take a week of my life to make the darn thing.PLEASE repost this for the "Where do you keep it all?" party in a few weeks.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Thank you for this great information and tips. I would never in my wildest dreams attempt this. I am not that technically inclined. It will be a great help to others.

  3. Hi Andrea...

    This is the most awesome idea ever! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for Sunday Favorites! I need to get busy and make a spread sheet for all my pretties...great way to be orgnanized!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  4. Andrea, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I am so excited you have done this for us. I can't wait to get started on mine. Now, I just have to stop playing with my dishes for awhile so I can get to it. :)
    Sincere thanks!

  5. Oh my word, this is awesome. I love the idea. You are so organized. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. This is a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. Thanks, Andrea! This is so much better than having to look up things in my book. It has taken me a while, but I am almost done. This tutorial has made it much easier, too. I love having a brilliant daughter!!

  8. Wow- thanks for tutorial and thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  9. Hi, there! Can you please share again your creativity with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  10. Unfortunately I cannot see what you have posted. Maybe it is my computer?

  11. I keep a running inventory all the time. You're's such a helpful idea. Cherry Kay

  12. Thanks so much for being a part of my party. Your spread sheet and collection are soooo impressive.

    - The Tablescaper


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