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Developing a Spreadsheet to Assist the Owner of the College Bar.

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Developing a Spreadsheet to Assist the Owner of the College Bar. My project will be based on the College Bar. I will be designing and constructing a spreadsheet that shall assist the owner or manager of the business. The spreadsheet should allow users to store data such as, items being sold, selling and buying costs. It should also make it easy to calculate profits and losses over a period of time. At the moment the company record their data by hand as they do not have a computer. They store these written files in a large cabinet, which take up large amount of space. The company also find it hard to locate specific files/records. As these are written on paper, they can be easily damaged or lost, and can be difficult to transport from place to place. What I am planning to do should be a radical improvement in reflection with the currant method they are using. Here are my tasks and subtasks in order of which I will complete them: > To do this I shall have to create a data capture sheet. ...read more.

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This applies to all the of the following: 1. Firstly I will have to ensure there is enough memory. This shouldn't be a very big problem as there will be plenty of space available. Microsoft Word, excel should not be a problem when it comes to space. I will have at least 30 records to store on this spreadsheet. 2. If my spreadsheet would be able to automatically update a record when a single piece of data is changed, it must be able to use formulas. These are very useful as they save time by calculating numbers instantly, and when a cell changes it will update accordingly. 3. To be able to locate certain records of data it must have a search facility or to be able to filter data that doesn't fit into a certain group. 4. Any programme as long as it is saved can be recalled at a later date. I would suggest that it should be saved on the hardrive so it can be used on that computer, and my results also showed it would be useful if it could be opened on a different computer, therefore making floppy disks essential. ...read more.

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to help new users trouble shoot * Have another user guide; to show how it was made incase of necessary duplication I will need the following hardware to complete these tasks: * VDU - So I will be able to look at the information in the computer I have entered and use the Windows Icons Menus and Pointers. * KEYBOARD - So I will be able to enter the characters via keystrokes and change case quickly. * MOUSE - To make moving from programs and selecting options much quicker and easier. * DESKTOP -The store of the CPU (central processing unit), backing store, programs, files, and documents etc. * PRINTER - to print out documents. * FLOPPY DISKS - To save work and to ensure documents can be transported from home and school. I will also need the following software to complete these tasks: * WORD (below)- to word process documents. * EXCEL (below)- to create spreadsheets. * COREL PRINT HOUSE (below)- for clip arts and various other things that will improve my presentation. * MICROSOFT PUBLISHER (below)- another interesting programme for desktop publishing ...read more.

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