Sorting out a mess


New Member
Jul 31, 2010
I inherited this workbook. I know it should be in access or a database, but it needs to be in excel for unkown reasons.

As of now, these are posted on a common drive and shared. Needless to say it doesn't work very well. What I would like to do is break it down. People only need to see there area. So, I was thinking of making a worksheet that I could send out that is already filled out on the left side, then have them fill in the right side. Then they could email it back, where I could sort it into the master book again.

What I am trying to avoid is all the repetitive input that seems to be going on.
Any fresh ideas on how to handle this best?
I plan on using some data validations, defaults and a few macros if I figure it all out.

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Jul 31, 2010
I should tell you that the only purpose of this form is note that the property was at its correct address. The entire inspection is entered into a database. This forms just tracks the number of inspections and how much time was spent on them.

The workbook contains an entire years worth of scheduling. About 12,000 lines. Yes, not the best way, trying to make lemonade out of lemons.


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