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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:04 pm
by russellhltn
jeffphil wrote:We were using the database feature in Open Office to keep track of our member-missionary door knocking efforts. We'd take little booklets out with us to note which address numbers we attempted on each street, and


Cool. How did you get the initial list of addresses? All by hand, or were you able to get a list from the Post Office or something?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:45 pm
by jeffphil-p40
RussellHltn wrote:Cool. How did you get the initial list of addresses? All by hand, or were you able to get a list from the Post Office or something?


It is easy to do by hand. With your first pass through the neighborhood, just get a pocket size notebook to write in. Write the neighborhood and name of the street at the top of each page. Then all you have to do is note the house number portion of the address as you approach each house. As you leave note a two-letter abbreviation as to the status of the investigator. (NI=not interested, CB=come back, etc.)

Since people often have differing schedules and aren't home when we stop by, and because some will ignore us the first couple of times but eventually soften their heart enough to be curious as to our message, we set a goal of making 5 passes through each neighborhood within the village limits of the town our chapel is in. This goal is a far stretch from fully covering the 1000 square miles our boundaries reach, but it is a good effort.

We've gone out with the young men teachers & priests a few times and I hope to continue that. Since we don't have full time missionaries here, its a good chance for them to learn about missionary work by pairing off with the branch missionaries for a while.

I'd say OO is essential!

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:23 pm
by oobx-p40
Joel Dehlin wrote:We haven't done a ton of analysis to see how much it's being used, but I suspect it's not used a whole lot.


I'm the stake tech specialist of a stake in Georgia. We have old Works documents that would be unusable otherwise. I don't think MS Office will read the works docs that we have.

Go OpenOffice! Thanks for including it.

OT: Unofficial Cleck's list?

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:33 pm
by oobx-p40
RussellHltn wrote:Judging from the unofficial clerks' list, it sounds like that's being done to all unit administrative computers - at least in U.S.



I'm unaware of any clerk's 'list'. Could you fill me in. You might have noticed my other post, begging for more documentation or community help.

Much thanks

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:19 pm
by mkmurray
oobx wrote:I'm unaware of any clerk's 'list'. Could you fill me in. You might have noticed my other post, begging for more documentation or community help.

Much thanks

Is this the one, RussellHltn? http://ldsoss.org/index.php/The_Unofficial_MLS_FAQ

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:24 pm
by mkmurray
mkmurray wrote:Is this the one, RussellHltn? http://ldsoss.org/index.php/The_Unofficial_MLS_FAQ

Nevermind, I found the link RussellHltn is talking about. It's this link from [post=2692]this post[/post].

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:01 am
by russellhltn
mkmurray wrote:Nevermind, I found the link RussellHltn is talking about. It's this link from [post=2692]this post[/post].


No, that's the Wiki. This is the link he seeks. (Warning: You're entering cranky old 'coot territory. ;) )

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:37 am
by mkmurray
LOL, our two links are nearly identical, but the .php and .html extensions make a big difference. :)

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:37 pm
by russellhltn
mkmurray wrote:LOL, our two links are nearly identical, but the .php and .html extensions make a big difference. :)


Indeed! Totally different "product".

I'm serious about the warning - a member just posted a rant today.

Open Office is awesome

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:42 pm
by dwormell-p40
I use Open Office every week specifically for spreadsheets to log attendance data and such. I use Microsoft Office at home so I find creating Word docs at home and then modifying them at the building is very nice. I have also done this vice versa as well. Please continue to provide Open Office on the Software Rollouts.