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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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07/01/04: Word Processor for invoices

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From Carmen=== Dear Webby, I heard that word processors now can save files so that they can be uploaded to the Internet and I want to try that for our invoices. Which one is best for that? Carmen Dear Carmen None of them. For invoices use a spreadsheet. You can do calculations in a word processor table, but that is a klutzy and time consuming way to do it when compared to using a spreadsheet. Most spreadsheet programs let you save a page in HTML format, ready to upload. Some, like Quattro, produce surprisingly clean HTML, quite unlike the sick mess that you get when you save MS WORD as HTML. Thanks to the three-dimensional nature of modern spreadsheets, you can stack them, for example one per month for a client, and then drill down through the stack to total all the billing amounts on an annual sheet, and add a nice graph there. That may sound silly and cutesy, but it is an extremely valuable tool. A graph not only instantly alerts you to anything missed or miscalculated, it shows the trends. Have FUN Dear Webby
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