Common Applications for Microsoft Office


I often see people asking similar questions. Rather than provide every single answer here, I thought I'd provide a quick overview of what I feel is the best method for producing certain types of applications, and how to proceed.

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ApplicationMethodDL?
Cookbook or Recipes CollectionUse Word; try to use a set amount of recipes per page, such as 1 or 2. Make sure you apply Heading 1 style to each title so you can easily create a Table of Contents.Yes
Invoices or Order FormsUse Excel with drop-down data validation and  VLOOKUP. Try the tutorial.Yes
Raffle TicketsUse Word with Excel and mail merge.Yes
Membership DirectoryUse Excel to store the data and mail merge to get the data into membership directory layout.