I have looked through the forum briefly to see if this subject has been answered elsewhere, but to be honest I am not even sure under what topics to look, so if it has if someone could simply point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.
Here is my blog;
Here are two examples of the type of pages I want an easier way to create
A small one:
I created these pages on a excel spreadsheet and after some trial and error inserted them into the page successfully. The problem is that it is very laborious to work with them. Basically what I want to do is add more names (and info) to these pages from time to time as well as move a name from one category to another also from time to time. It works fine if I have an empty row all I have to do is to type it in the cell. If I do not it gets very complicated. If I try to copy and insert a row in the “visual” view it totally screws up the matrix. What I have to do is to switch to the” HTML” view scroll down until I find the category I want, then carefully select the entire code for a row copy it and carefully insert it into the correct spot. I then switch back to the visual view make sure I got it right, if not I bomb out of my Blog without saving and reopen the page and start again. If it is OK I then edit each line of the duplicated row with the info I want in that row.
If I want to move a name to a different category I can not cut and past with out screwing up the matrix, I must hand type each cells info from one category to the next. It gets more complicated if the new category I want to put the info in does not have an open row, but I think you get the picture.
I have tried lots of things. I tried inserting the Excel spreadsheet using the media insert function but unlike pictures it does not seem to insert a view of the spreadsheet only a file that my users would then need to down load and then open on their computer- if they had a copy of Excel. I tried also doing it as a pdf file but again I could only get it to come in as a file. I tried cut and pasting it in from something I set up in Word but WordPress automatically compresses it into a sentence format with only one space between words, which is very difficult to read. I have also tried updating the excel spreadsheet off line and then over writing the existing info, but each time I do that I have to reformat the page fonts (Bolds, underlines, headlines, and links) and that is incredibly intensive also.
My 2010 recruit lists I figure are a lost cause, but I am getting geared up to start my 2011 recruit lest and I would prefer to set them up better this year. I am not picky, the pages do not have to match exactly what I have done in 2010 but I would like to have a column and row kind of set up. The method of creating a spreadsheet off line updating it and then copying and over writing the old one on word press might work if I could get over the reformatting issue, but I would prefer to do all my updating on line so could do it from any computer not just the one that has my spreadsheets on it.
Any ideas? Am I missing an easy solution? It seems that I can not be the first person who wanted to do something like this. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
The blog I need help with is mslacat.wordpress.com.