Hi. I use excel primarily to track where families have appeared in the census and/or for whom I'm still looking - the format allows me to visualize the data more easily and spot holes that I might miss in looking at descendants chart, etc. The downside is that Legacy, my primary program, doesn't seem to have an easy option for downloading fields to a spreadsheet. Setting excel up with a large family can be labor intensive. Generally I end up jury rigging something from a descendancy chart. Is there a genealogy program that exports data in xls that I could use as a converter to download columns of names, dob's, etc?
I've a attached a PDF of something I was working on earlier this week, so you can see what I mean. The census columns exist in a template and have to be filled in manually as I look at what I have or gather more, but It's the pesky first couple of columns that make me crazy. It seems like there should be a better way than retyping names and dates that already exist in Legacy.
Thanks for any suggestions to make this better/easier.