How do you print the warrants in excell, I always forget?
Go to Excel
Change file type to "all"
Pick the newest file. They're created every few weeks.
Click "finish" on the dialogue for converting the file that opens up
There you go!
First I delete the unwanted fields, like race, sex, etc. To do THAT, right-click on the letter above that field, and click delete. Do not press DELETE on the keybard, that will only clear the entries in the fields, but leave that row remaining. You can click multiple cell rows by lelf-clicking and dragging into other cells, or holding the Ctrl button while you click.
Then, I sort by City of Residence. To sort by a field, click on the top most Cell of the field, then do Ctrl+A, which will hilight ALL fields. Then on the toolbar, you should see an icong with an A and a Z, and an arrow pointing down. That will sort A to Z. Then scroll down to the start of your community. Cliek the NUMBER of the row just ABOVE your town, and drag upwards to hilight all the rows above your town. Then, on the left numbered list of rows, right-click then delete. Repeat for all the rows below your community.
Then, I sort by Last name again. I click the top-left cell, which is a name, Ctrl+A, then that A-Z icon again.
Lastly, I delete the row that displays the city of residence, since they should all be the city you're working for, and is unnecessary now.
To automaticaly resize a row, so that it is JUST wide enough to display all the contents of the longest name, or whatever, double-click the seperation on the top list of rows (lettered a-z) that seperates that row from the row to it's right.
Make sure, when you delete all the other towns, you sort and delete the town of RESICENCE, not the town the warrant was issued for.
I only leave Name, DOB, Address, Date of warrant issue (the 94's are less likely to be at that address than the 2005's), and the first charge of the warrant (displayed as Chapter/Section), so they know if they're dealing with "failure to appear for jury duty" or "attempted murder". If one nitwit has like 5 warrants, or i see something nasty that will really be worth picking up, I'll do an r-8 and find out what he may be driving, as well as anyone else in the household (this is where a census-based master directory of your community is useful, see who's living where)
Any q's send me a PM... I might make up a small PDF with pics describing the process next time I'm working.....