Keeping track of models

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by tf34mech, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. tf34mech

    tf34mech Member

    I am looking for a way to keep track of the paper models that I have.
    I want to document things like difficulty levels, ratings on quality, size etc.
    I was thinking of using Access but I am having a hard time grasping it.
    It would be nice to also track online sources and such. Any ideas?
  2. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Plain old MS Excel.
    You can do filters there, and find your entries fast.
  3. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

  4. tf34mech

    tf34mech Member

    I never thought of that. I guess I was making it way more complex than
    needed. Can Excel insert hyperlinks for websites? Thanks for the help.
  5. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    As long as it looks like a link, Excell will treat it as one.
  6. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Naming convention.

    Use Windows to keep track.

    Scan the cover and drop the image in a folder

    Name the folder like

    Name_Type_DifficultyLevel_scale(ex. 1.35)_Manufacturer


    Then you just do a wildcard search *GPM* and all GPM models come up. You can see the thumbnail image and visually pick up whats what.
  7. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Excel Hyperlinks

    Here's how:
    1. Put the cursor on the cell where you want to put the link.
    2. Go to Menu "Insert"
    3. Select "Hyperlink". A new box will appear.
    4. In the lower blank box "Address" type the http location of your URL (for example,
    5. Type the text you want to appear on the cell on the upper blank box "Test to display" (for example "Card modeling forum").
    6. Press ENTER.
    7. Test your link by placing the mouse cursor over the link you've just created, and click on it. It will open a browser window with the web page.
    8. End.

    If you need to edit the link, don't click it, jsut put the cursor on the cell (with the keyboard arrows), and repeat steps again.
  8. tf34mech

    tf34mech Member

    I tried it with Open Office and it worked like a charm.
    I just have to come up with a rating system for quality
    and difficulty. Thanks for the help.

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