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That would require Internet access, something the church doesn't have. 

On February 21, 2014 5:07:15 PM EST, Spencer Graves <> wrote:
      Have you considered something like a Google Spreadsheet?

    This could be ideal, as it could allow multiple people to edit at 
the same time.  However, if you consider using it, you need to test it 
with simulated activity, because it could lock up on you -- or at least

lock one person out while the other is making edits.  If you do it, you

should probably have a backups on notebooks to use if Google
locks up on you.

     With luck, someone else will tell us how to merge spreadsheets.  
I've also merged spreadsheets with a lot of manual work, sorting the
on the same key, then copying the two into the same sheet, then 
inserting blank rows in each as needed to match everything.  To avoid 
that, I usually use R ( to merge spreadsheets.  
However, if you don't know R, you probably don't want to learn just for


      hope this helps.

On 2/21/2014 1:21 PM, Alan B wrote:
On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Pikov Andropov <>

Third phase is checkout. I was thinking of copying the spreadsheet
as it
existed after phase 2 to a second laptop so that people could
with last-names-A-through-M going to laptop 1 and N-Z, to laptop 2.

The first thing that stood out to me is phase 3. Why not have the
spreadsheet on both laptops?

I ask because I can't imagine everybody always going to the correct
So why not support them even if they show up in the wrong place? The
scenario that came to mind is one queue is busy. So, my process


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