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Which programme should I use to create a timetable?

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cupofteaplease Fri 21-Aug-09 10:16:17

Thought I'd already posted this, but it hasn't appeared! So I'll try again...

I need to create timetables and planners that have boxes or cells of varying sizes. I have tried using Word and inserting a table, but the boxes are all the same size.

For example, one day, a session from 9-10am may be one subject, but another day that session may be split into 3 subjects, so I need the box to be divided into 3. I hope that makes sense!

Any ideas of how I can do this?

AMumInScotland Fri 21-Aug-09 10:29:00

If you right click inside a box, you'll get a menu which has an option to "Split cells". Also if you highlight more than one cell and right click there will be an option to "Merge cells" - that might give you enough flexibility.

You could also try using Excel but I don;t think it would be any easier than sticking with Word.

OhBling Fri 21-Aug-09 10:31:56

Use Excel. But what you'll have to do is have each thing as one cell so that those sessions that are just one thing will have to be a "larger" cell that you have merged to make the same size.

I don't know how you split the time but I'd make each row represent say 15 minutes. That way, if something will be done for an hour, you'll use up 4 cells.

RustyBear Fri 21-Aug-09 11:05:23

I'd do it in Excel too, as I find it a lot easier & more flexible to work with.
If you set it up the way OhBling suggested you could end up with something like this, though of course you can pretty it up a lot with shading & colours & stuff.

cupofteaplease Fri 21-Aug-09 11:13:47

Thanks so much for the advice! I have had a go with Excel before and found it tricky to manipulate <stupid emoticon>

Just had a go using Word and AMumInScotland's advice and my timetable is up and running! Good times!

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