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what program do I use to compare recipes to eliminate duplication

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by grandmacurrie, May 12, 2010.

  1. grandmacurrie

    grandmacurrie Flightless Bird

    I want to create a document in which I can list all the ingredients of my
    recipes. I then want to be able to EASILY compare each recipe against all
    the others to make sure that no two recipes are the same with just a
    different name.
    I saw something like this many years ago, where the ingredient names were
    done on an angle that came off the top of the page (thus taking up less room,
    and where a number of 'rows' could be 'frozen(?)' as the rest of the
    information was scrolled up to compare to the information in the last recipe
    that was frozen on the top of page.
    My question is what program might this be from and how do I get this
    accomplished? I have NO experience with either Access or Excel, but if it was
    explained CLeArLY to me, I am sure that I could get the hang of it.
    I tried going through the tutorials, but they were talking in terms I was
    unfamiliar with, and I couldn't make it relate to my personal 'recipe' needs.
    I just want to make sure I don;t have duplicate recipes amongst my 1,000 +
    entries, and I'd prefer to be able to go through them in a couple of hours
    and not a couple of years. LOL
    I appreciate any help you can give me - heck I'd even send you a copy of the
    book when I get it done, if you would like one.
    Thanks again.

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