Sometimes, you take one for the team. We needed some data entry done, and my boss knew that I was the person for it. I type faster than anyone else in our group; I might give our departmental secretary a run for her money.
So today, I built a 1000+-line spreadsheet in a little under six hours.
Six hours by sixty minutes an hour is 360 minutes; I was running almost three lines a minute. Considering that I was typing part number, quantity, and nomenclature … well, that was a lot. Of course, I was using Excel, and I had a lot of the same part numbers [because “AL ALLOY” is considered a part number in the configuration list].
Still, it’s kinda freaky to think that I built an indentured parts list in Excel in that brief amount of time. Data entry, formatting, indenting [after all, this is an indentured parts list], and all that.
Amazing what a deadline will do for your productivity.
If someone tells me that there’s functionality for exporting Filemaker Pro to Excel, though, I’m going to maim them. [I was working from a printout, but if I’d had a softcopy and a converter, I would have been done in a third of the time.]