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Using Excel to document steps

Posted on 2014-01-27
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Greetings!

I need to document about 350 steps in a systems build process which have branching and merging paths and various dependencies I want to represent. I am looking to have one tab with all the data listed in a table, then be able to pivot and provide constrained views on successive tabs.

Do you happen to have an example of a spreadsheet/table with brancing, merging and dependencies represented?

Thank you!
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Hi, don't have anything like that and don't recommend Excel for it. You should use Visio which does what you are requesting.
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I would recommend MS Project or similar software to do this task.
And MS Project isn't the only option. You may look at RationalPlan (http://www.rationalplan.com/)

Also free software exists, e.g. OpenProject: https://www.openproject.org/
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Yes, pcelba is right, MS Project would be another solution, and with more charting and display options.
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