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From: "Coleen Christensen" <>
Subject: [UK-CENSUS] hyphen question
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 10:33:03 -0500
References: <20041018203928.VWMQ7401.priv-edtnes46.telusplanet.net@davelob34nic0c> <00cd01c4b565$ada347e0$b3d4a4cb@xpoemx23wbrh7m> <000d01c4b59c$94b08ae0$0600000a@CHERYL>


Excel hates hyphens. Think's I'm trying to subtract something.
I can work around by typing '- A single quote before the hyphen.

I *think* Excel will save this as simply a hyphen in a csv file--but I'm not
sure.
Am I right?

Coleen Christensen

W: Decisive? Resolute?
...My Pet Goat!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [UK-CENSUS] Can't read name or birth place




Hello Angela,
I have just started as well and I had the need to ask for help, which I
forgot to say thank you to Linda.I am also in OZ.
First I found it very helpful to print out the help sheets .
If you print out SSCENS Field Descriptions you can just refer to it when
need be.
I found with names I put what it looks like(it always looks like something)
nomatter how absurd and then put your x in column K and ? fornames or
surname in column Y.
If you cannot put any name it has a default value hyphen but remember your
hyphen must be '-' or strange things start to happen.
Once again I stress the real need to have your help sheets next to you.
I forgot to ask if you are SSCENS because if you are not using a spreedsheet
then this information is not valid.
Aparantly the program itself will fix capital letters so I wouldnt worry
about that I am doing every thing in lower case.
Hope I have been of help
Cheryl






----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela McMurtry" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 8:55 AM
Subject: [UK-CENSUS] Can't read name or birth place


> Hello ,
>
> I am new to the list started yesterday ... If I can't read a name should I
> leave it blank or put a ? What if I can read the first initial but nothing
> else ? Same with place name.
>
> Should surnames starting with MC be written as MCDONALD for example or
> McDONALD
>
> Column R does that mean ' employed' ?? ..
>
> Thanks for your help.
> Angela Down Under
>
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