[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
My prayer group meets weekly and prays for many people.
We keep a list by category, say those with cancer, with heart problems etc.
Could you recommend a good way to keep these lists of names on my computer by category so that I could add or delete names and then print these new lists? I’m not sure what type of program would do this kind of thing. I have a HP computer with Windows 7. I use spreadsheets but don’t know much about word processing.
Thank you for any help, Helen
I believe that a spreadsheet is probably the best program for your prayer list.
If you have Microsoft Excel on your computer, you can use that.
If you don’t have Excel, you can use the free office suite, Open Office at OpenOffice.org
When you open your spreadsheet program, you will see a grid of columns and rows. Each small section in this grid is called a cell.
Just create a column heading for each category, and list the names under the heading. One name in each cell.
Don’t worry if the columns are too narrow, you can easily adjust the width by pointing your cursor between the column letters until your cursor becomes a dark cross with arrows pointing left and right, and dragging to make it wider or narrower.
You can even put each column in alphabetical order. Just highlight the names, and click the “Sort” icon in the ribbon.
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