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    Log book program
    As some of you may know I have just come from a windows laptop and purchase a 27" iMac. I have a project that needs completing for college and it involves me managing an engineering project. To do this I need to create a log book/diary of all events over the project period.
    Is there any specific program you mac experts would use for this, or is the best way a blank pages doc and go from there?
    I have iWork 09.
    Sorry for random question but if there is a program that I can just add data to instead of creating a whole new doc, I would rather be lazy!
    Thanks
    Ollie

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    Hmm seems no one knows of any programme. I take it blank document is the only option...
    Better get started then!

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    Well, I'd wait just a bit longer than 25 minutes to see if someone has a solution. It is Sunday morning, after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerich View Post
    Well, I'd wait just a bit longer than 25 minutes to see if someone has a solution. It is Sunday morning, after all...
    Sorry mate its just i'm really pushed for time. If someone has a solution I would still gladly hear.

    Sorry keep forgetting about the time difference too!

    Ollie

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    I don't know what the specific requirements of your class is, but as an engineering manager w/30+ years experience, I can tell you the purpose of an engineering log book is to ensure that relevant observations and data are captured as they occur, not as are they too often are filled in after the fact to meet a documentation requirement.
    To that end I require my engineers to keep an actual physical (yes real paper) log. Regardless, I doubt that it matters what you use just as long as you document.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    I don't know what the specific requirements of your class is, but as an engineering manager w/30+ years experience, I can tell you the purpose of an engineering log book is to ensure that relevant observations and data are captured as they occur, not as are they too often are filled in after the fact to meet a documentation requirement.
    To that end I require my engineers to keep an actual physical (yes real paper) log. Regardless, I doubt that it matters what you use just as long as you document.
    I agree that is the point of a log book, the difficult thing is that for my college work I am trying to do the job of my actual project manager. I obviously cant get observations and data from meetings with clients etc because I am not there. So I am having to bodge a log book together after the events.
    I totally agree with what you are saying though,
    Ollie

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    What would constitute a question that is not "really random"?

    As a topic title "Log Book or Diary Program?" would be less random, more helpful, and conform to forum "rules" (suggestions?).

    I've not heard of such a program. Did you try searching the internet? I would use my suggested topic title rather than the one you chose to use. You might get better results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    What would constitute a question that is not "really random"?

    As a topic title "Log Book or Diary Program?" would be less random, more helpful, and conform to forum "rules" (suggestions?).

    I've not heard of such a program. Did you try searching the internet? I would use my suggested topic title rather than the one you chose to use. You might get better results.
    Sorry boss......

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    Perhaps something like Tenderbox would be useful here. Two other possibilities I found via another Google are EverNote, DevonNote.

    I suppose you could use Pages and create one very long document if that makes sense.

    As for your time constraint, no body cares.
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    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstep View Post
    Perhaps something like Tenderbox would be useful here. Two other possibilities I found via another Google are EverNote, DevonNote.

    I suppose you could use Pages and create one very long document if that makes sense.

    As for your time constraint, no body cares.
    Thanks.

    Did I say you had too care......

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