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Tithing Settlement

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:54 am
by pelschaumkel
Does anyone have a tithing settlement sign up sheet that they use? I know I can create one myself but just curious to see what others use.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:24 am
by bballrob
We just use a simple form we've created in Excel. Unfortunately, it's still parked on the clerk's office computer and not in the cloud so I can't share a copy with you at the moment.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:25 am
by davesudweeks
We used a very simple format that can be easily regenerated in different software programs. It was essentially a 2-column table with times down the left (depending on how long the bishop wants to allow per family) and a blank on the right for the families to sign up. Sometimes the bishop asked for short times and then encouraged larger families to sign up for 2 or 3 blocks. Other times we would try to move people up if the bishop got ahead of the schedule.

We only would put out a few sheets at a time to encourage families to sign up earlier rather than wait for the last available slot. Some members erroneously think that they cannot have tithing settlement before they have paid all their tithing for the year.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:37 am
by russellhltn
Here's a little trick when using spreadsheets: By using formulas and cut and paste, you can easily create a number of slots without having to type each one.

Example:

For cell A1, enter "Time" for the header
For cell A2, enter the first time slot (example 1:00 PM)
For cell A3, enter "=TIMEVALUE("0:10")+A2" to create increments of 10 minutes.
Copy cell A3 and paste it for the rest of column A for the page.

Bingo, you now have a grid of sign-up times. Need a new set for Tuesday starting at 6:00 PM? Just enter 6:00 PM in cell A2 - the rest will self-calculate.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:33 pm
by johnshaw
Whatever you do can it the sacred funds request form, my current stake has an interesting form.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:02 pm
by sbradshaw
russellhltn wrote:Here's a little trick when using spreadsheets: By using formulas and cut and paste, you can easily create a number of slots without having to type each one.

Example:

For cell A1, enter "Time" for the header
For cell A2, enter the first time slot (example 1:00 PM)
For cell A3, enter "=TIMEVALUE("0:10")+A2" to create increments of 10 minutes.
Copy cell A3 and paste it for the rest of column A for the page.

Bingo, you now have a grid of sign-up times. Need a new set for Tuesday starting at 6:00 PM? Just enter 6:00 PM in cell A2 - the rest will self-calculate.

You can also type "1:00 PM" in one cell, then "1:10 PM" in the cell below it, select both cells, and drag the little square on the bottom right corner of the selection border downward. When you let go, it will automatically fill in the rest of the times on 10-minute increments.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:05 pm
by russellhltn
sbradshaw wrote:You can also type "1:00 PM" in one cell, then "1:10 PM" in the cell below it, select both cells, and drag the little square on the bottom right corner of the selection border downward. When you let go, it will automatically fill in the rest of the times on 10-minute increments.

Nice! Will that work in open/libreoffice as well?

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:38 am
by gregwanderson
Yes, the trick that sbradshaw told us to try will work on LibreOffice. I just tried it.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:50 pm
by sbradshaw
It also works for other increments, such as months – start typing January, February, then drag to fill in the rest of the months. This works in Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets, so it will probably work in OpenOffice and LibreOffice too.

Re: Tithing Settlement

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:44 am
by lehrschallbrian
We use a signupgenius