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Common Applications for Microsoft Office

I often see people asking similar questions. Rather than provide every single answer here, I thought I'd provide a quick overview of what I feel is the best method for producing certain types of applications, and how to proceed.

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Application

Method

DL?

Cookbook or Recipes Collection

Use Word; try to use a set amount of recipes per page, such as 1 or 2. Make sure you apply Heading 1 style to each title so you can easily create a Table of Contents.

Yes

Invoices or Order Forms

Use Excel with drop-down data validation and  VLOOKUP. Try the tutorial.

Yes

Raffle Tickets

Use Word with Excel and mail merge.

Yes

Membership Directory

Use Excel to store the data and mail merge to get the data into membership directory layout.

 

 

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