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Technical Problems

Step 1

Create a new Excel workbook having two worksheets.

The program will use only the two first worksheets in the workbook.

The worksheets and their columns can be called any name.

Step 2

First organize your songs and the corresponding songbooks in the first worksheet having three columns:
- Column 1: The song books
- Column 2: The song titles within the books
- Column 3: Number of staves in the song

No empty rows are allowed.

Song Books Manager

Step 3

Now organize your books and corresponding files in the second worksheet having two colums:
- Column 1: The book titles
- Column 2: The file name and path to the digital copy of the books - if you have this...

File names has to be with full path, e.g. C:\documents\english\mybook.pdf

Files can be in any format, e.g. pdf, Microsoft Word, txt...

If no file, the cell in the files column can be left empty.

Song Books Manager

Program operation

In the File menu: Open Excel file. The selected file name is memorized; and this file will open automatically at next session.

A new Excel file can be opened anytime.

Fill at least one of the upper boxes with a search phrase and hit the "Song Search" button or the "Book Search" button. The search is not case-sensitive.

Filter the search by number of staves.

Results will be shown in the grid.

Click a column header to sort the records alphabetically.

Click a file name in the grid to open this file.

Save search results to a csv file by clicking the "Save Results" button.

Click "Exit" button - or File menu > Exit - to close the program.