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Actually the OpenOffice suite has now been superceded since the original s/w team left. A better more up-to-date version is now called: LibreOffice 3.4 (or above).

Secondly whilst a spreadsheet is good for listing files and their attributes / metadata is it possible to run a script to import the metadata directly into a spreadsheet automatically? Otherwise with thousands of files to record that's one heck of a big typing job!!

Chris B.

--- On Tue, 14/8/12, Pete Tinker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Pete Tinker <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cataloging program
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 19:41
> Shai, I recommend using a standard
> spreadsheet program.  It's a little work to define
> columns for all the information you want to keep for each
> item, but it maximizes flexibility (especially for a very
> diverse collection) and the programs can be had at no
> cost.  I have used this free product personally and
> professionally for many years:
> 
> <http://www.openoffice.org/>
> 
> and use it to help generate web pages for access to the
> recordings themselves.
> 
> 
> On 8/14/2012 11:09 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> > Please forgive  cross posting.
> > 
> > I need your help. I have decided finally to catalog my
> personal collection of audio and video titles. It is spread
> over several formats and languages. I am looking for a basic
> program that doesn't cost a fortune that will make it easier
> for me to know what I have and where. Any ideas?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Shai Drori
> > Timeless Recordings
> > 
> > Sent from my ringing donkey
> > 
> 
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