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    Monday
    Apr142008

    ReDesigned Entry Form for Letters

    My total progress last summer resulted in "processing" only 11 documents. Clearly, there must be a better way. I am going to try entering each item in the database without attempting to transcribe or abstract the information. The re-designed entry form includes the following fields

    EntryDate (automatic)
    Item# (automatic)
    ItemType Letter
    Date (format: 15 April 2008)
    Author Pick List: builds from entries
    FromCity,ST enter data
    Recipient Pick List: builds from entries
    ToCity,ST enter data
    People Pick List: builds from entries
    Places Pick List: builds from entries
    Subjects Pick List: builds from entries
    FirstLine
    Note (my summary or notes)

    This seems to be working out very well. Today I managed to enter 3 or 4 letters.

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