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    ok.. here is my problem...
    I always get billed heeps for late repayments and unpaid bills...

    I can generate an excel sheet with all my details on it.. bills due date..
    Licenses due by date..
    Events upcoming etc..
    Birthdays even... kind of like a diary maybe... i havent worked that out totally..
    but..
    I NEED a data base or Spread sheet to turn on when I fire up my computer.. and alert me.. either with a message, OR sound, or OTHER way..
    that I have something happening soon, which I need to be aware of..
    ( a huge gloved fist hitting me in the head might work)

    Of course.. that should be adjustable too...
    Licenses would need to be a month or Fortnight early
    Birthdates and other events could be only a day or two.. OR.. events could be directed to give more urgent notifications...
    Maybe it will take two or three excel sheets to operate each list...

    you kind of get the picture?
    umm.. any ideas??

    cheers...
    kio

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    It might be better to put the alerts in Outlook as tasks or appointments with a reminder, and to add Outlook to your startup folder (Start | All Programs | Startup, or equivalently C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)

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    [quote name='HansV' post='794236' date='21-Sep-2009 10:43']It might be better to put the alerts in Outlook as tasks or appointments with a reminder, and to add Outlook to your startup folder (Start | All Programs | Startup, or equivalently C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)[/quote]

    Oh.. ok.. makes sense.. I dont use OUTLOOK.. i go ceck it out.. and work it out.. thanks mate!!


    kio

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    An alternative with less overhead than Outlook would be something like UK's Kalender, a freeware program easily downloadable off the internet.

    You can define your own event types as you wish (birthdays, meetings, bills etc) with each having its own advance warning notice.

    The latest version even has the ability to store its file of events on a network or on an FTP server, so that you can share the data across multiple computers.

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