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#157951 - 02/26/06 07:21 PM Flat Rate Revisited  
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We've been though this subject in the past, but for me it's my first year without T&M and I'm happy with the results. I only wish I had set up the pricing sheets in Excel instead of Word so I could easily adjust them.

Dave


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#157952 - 02/27/06 09:18 PM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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Hey Dave,

Word & Excel are compatible. You can cut & past. Do you have experiance with excel? If you want help I might be able to convert it for you. You should be able to set up multipliers so you can adjust all prices in a catigory at once.

Tom


#157953 - 02/28/06 11:37 AM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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Dave - If you happened to use tables in your Word document, it might be a fairly simple conversion. I, too, might be able to help you out in this, if you want.

Radar


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#157954 - 02/28/06 10:48 PM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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Not only can you cut and paste between Word and Excel, you can dynamically link them together using COM linking. When I do a takeoff in Excel, the Word doc I use to submit the proposal is automatically updated from fields in the Excel sheet.

Whoop! Whoop!


#157955 - 03/01/06 05:35 AM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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rr,

explain that some more please. never heard of COM linking. is it in the help section of either word or excel?


#157956 - 03/01/06 08:08 AM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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Thanks for the offer Gents, I appreciate it.

I couldn't get through with your listed email address Tom.

Dave


#157957 - 03/02/06 07:45 AM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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Mahlere, open up Word and INSERT > OBJECT then select excel from the menu. You can pull in individual cells and embed them in your word doc.

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#157958 - 03/02/06 09:08 AM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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thanks,

i'll have to learn that one good.


#157959 - 03/03/06 06:45 PM Re: Flat Rate Revisited  
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A hearty public thank you to Radar for the Excel sheet. I really appreciate your help.

Dave



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