Have any of you heard of, or are using this program for keeping info on your
tool collections or other collections? Saw it on ebay this morning and
downloaded a demo but haven't had a chance to fool with it much.
Wouldn't it be just as easy to keep it in a spreadsheet?
I have a spreadsheet with the make, model, serial number, date purchased,
hyperlink to the manual, and a link to the scanned receipt. I organize the
spreadsheets by location such as workbench or toolbox, for example one
sheet the plastic wheeled one that holds all my cordless stuff and their
batteries and chargers.
That would work, but I don't have a spreadsheet. This program downloads
photos and you can import the full page w/photos from ebay of the item you
bought. Price paid, shipping and total cost supposedly goes in
automatically. Anyway, I gotta play more with the demo.
This is true except Many major computer builders offer the Works package for
no extra charge. In the early 3.1 years this was not normally included.
However my Compaq with 95 and Dell with 98 and 2 Dells with XP all included
Works for no extra charge.
If not, it's only $29 for the whole shebang here:
If you or your spouse happen to be enrolled in school, are a teacher,
or a college professor, there are places that offer massive
educational discounts on serious software. Be prepared to fax a
paystub, ID card, report card, etc... as proof of status.
Also, some discount houses often offer office packages from Corel,
Microsoft, Lotus, etc... as full, legal previous version packages at
A spreadsheet and some user knowledge really can make a whole lot of
other apps almost meaningless, for one price! <G>
I'll second that. I've been using it for, well about 5 years and two
name changes. The current version, I can't find a thing that anyone with
MS Office can't make that I can't open & display as intended.
An excellent office suite, but there are difficulties with some
spreadsheet compatibility, depending on depth of programming: Macros
for example. However, that's a common problem between all
spreadsheets. Another problem is lack of security from one to the
other, or within itself. A "protected" OOo spreadsheet can lose all
of its protection by "inserting" apage form one into another. Some
early Excel sheets lost theirs being opened into Quattro Pro ...and so
There are several other incompatibility problems, discussed at length
in their forums. However, a good rule of thumb is to start with OOo
and have no problems. I redid a lot of my spreadsheets, only a few
transferring entirely, but redoing solved any problems [and gave a
second look to neat them up a bit.]
I've been saying for years about the power of the spreadsheet, and
posted a compound miter calculation sheet a while back in the alt
seems absolutely pointless to me. time would be better spent using the
tools instead of looking at pictures... what you paid for them in the past
has nothing to do with what they are worth to someone else, right now
(despite what some people seem to think) so thats useless information. at
best you will dwell on the ones you paid too much for.
it just seems silly.
OK. Tell that to your insurance adjuster after a fire or theft.
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