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    Hello everyone! I'm proud and pleased to be another new member of your forum! Just a quick note about myself -- I am a person who started out thinking Excel was some boring useless program with a big confusing grid that nobody uses. Today, I'm polar opposite of who I used to be! I am now totally in awe of what a POWERFUL and totally USEFUL application that Excel has proven itself to be. In fact, I've found that just about ANYTHING any other program can do -- Excel can do it also!! Wow!

    ...Okay, on to my question. I have a normal bank checkbook. Whenever I do an action, I record it in my register, and then I get out my calculator and handwrite the same dollar-amount a zillion times, keep a tally on the right (with LOTS of mistakes, erase-marks, and scribbles), and a usually In-accurate (haha) running total! And I was thinking that if I were an Excel EXPERT, I could have my check register in a beautiful, efficient, SLIM, and sleek Excel spreadsheet! Something that keeps a running total like this:

    January 1, 2016 Starting Balance: $5,000.00
    March 5, 2016 :: Deposit :: From XYZ supplier :: +$150.00 :: $5,500.00
    March 6, 2016 :: Check number 1928 :: Roy's Auto Repair (transmission) :: -$2000.00 :: $3,500.00
    March 7, 2016 :: Check number 1929 :: Macy's Mens Underwear :: -$85.00 :: $3,415.00
    March 8, 2016 :: Cash Withdrawal :: Yard work :: -$100.00 :: $3,315.00
    March 8, 2016 :: Deposit :: From State Lottery Pick 3 :: +$1000.00 :: $4,315.00
    March 9, 2016 :: Check number 1928 :: Roy's Auto Repair (headlight) :: -$100.00 :: $4,215.00

    But, not just keeps a running total, but something that really LOOKS cool and sleek, that does everything I would want a check register to do.

    All the online "check-writing" programs I've found all do lots of complicated stuff that I don't want or need or use (e.g. actual check printing, pie-chart revenue projections, etc., etc.).

    Can anyone here help point the way where I could look and actually find an *existing* Excel application that does what I've just described? Of course, I would be happy if such a thing existed and that costs money, I don't mind paying! Does something like this exist? Or can I hire someone to write a program that does this?

    I am a "1" on a scale of 1 to 10 for Excel expertise... which means that I could probably create/write a "formula" that keeps a "running total" checking account Balance in Column E, I know I could do that, but the whole spreadsheet would look ugly. I don't ONLY want functionality... I'd like my Excel application to at least LOOK cool, and be fun to use :-)

    Any thoughts, ideas, or help on this please?

    Thank you!!

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    Re: Help! Need Check Register

    Your post does not comply with Rule 1 of our Forum RULES. Your post title should accurately and concisely describe your problem, not your anticipated solution.

    Use terms appropriate to a Google search. Poor thread titles, like Please Help, Urgent, Need Help, Formula Problem, Code Problem, and Need Advice will be addressed according to the OP's experience in the forum: If you have less than 10 posts, expect (and respond to) a request to change your thread title. If you have 10 or more posts, expect your post to be locked, so you can start a new thread with an appropriate title.

    To change a Title go to your first post, click EDIT then Go Advanced and change your title, if 2 days have passed ask a moderator to do it for you.

    (This thread should receive no further responses until this moderation request is fulfilled, as per Forum Rule 7)
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    Re: Help! Need Check Register

    Here, I just now join, a brand new forum member. I post a nice, well-thought-out question. But instead of a reply, I get a NASTY-GRAM bitching about my title? If I wanted to be bitched at and barked at, I'd STILL BE MARRIED TO YOUR MOM.


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    Re: Help! Need Check Register

    please try to understand the forum moderators position.
    in order to maintain order in a forum and to achieve the basic goals of this forum being a quality excel resource they need to have some rules. And if they have rules they have to at least tell people if they are breaking the rules, and request they cease doing so.

    All that is being asked here is that you would take a few seconds to change the title of your post which is probably a hundredth of the time it will take Proton or someone else here to actually solve your problem. In such cases it would be easy to offend the person you hope to do you a large favor by being excessively demanding regarding the conditions under which that favor is granted.

    On a side note if you are asking for something truly "cool and sleek" you may be beyond the scope of this free forum and be looking for the commercial forum as many of us will be happy to solve your technical solution but not happy to be bogged down in cosmetics.

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