Happy Thanksgiving! Did It Again... More Fun with Spreadsheets! #troutstockingschedule

The Field Team would like to wish our Readers a Happy Thanksgiving!

Although we have not fished since this past weekend, we are enjoying the time off from work. We even found time to learn a few things with OpenOffice Base and Calc – the open source equivalent to Microsoft Office Access and Excel.

Last year, we used Microsoft’s applications to modify the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Winter Trout Stocking Schedule. This year, we used OpenOffice’s applications. We purchased a new computer and opted not to purchase Office 365.

Taking the Winter Trout Stocking Schedule posted on 11/21/2016, we collated the Stocking Dates, added a Total per Stocking, and added a Number of Stockings for a given location, and then we sorted the dates in ascending order.

By doing so, it gives us a better idea of the next planned trout stocking.  Although the dates change as the season progresses, some Readers have taken screen shots, printed them, and then made pen and ink updates… PDF Link

We do hope this helps Readers again this year!

PS: Looks like tomorrow the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens is getting 5,000 trout!




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