Step 1: You will receive an unformatted Open Office spreadsheet that will contain open house information for a blog post. The image below shows open houses for Oct. 22-23 in West Sacramento, as of Thursday Oct. 20.
Step 2: Expand the width of the columns A through F so all text is visible.
Step 3: Select the data cells and copy.
Step 4: Paste the copied cells lower down in the spreadsheet.
5: Select rows to delete so that Column C is sorted into 10/22 (Saturday) and 10/23 (Sunday) blocks. At this stage do not select rows that have open houses on both days.
6: After deleting the selected rows the spreadsheet looks like this.
7: Now select cells from which to delete contents - we are continuing to separate the Saturday and Sunday open houses.
8: After deleting the contents of the selected cells the spreadsheet looks like this.
9: Select cells to cut and paste so that all open house date and time info is in columns C and D
10: After cutting and pasting selected cells.
11: Now select Saturday's open houses to sort by time
12: Sort Saturday's open houses by time (column D) and then repeat for Sunday's open houses by time.
13: Because sorting by time doesn't work perfectly you have to move some rows around. In this view the Saturday open house at 12:00 has been moved in front of the open houses at 1:00. That still needs to be done for Sunday's open houses.
14: Now the Sunday open houses at 12:00 have been moved in front of the open houses at 1:00.
15: Now we select columns B, C and D and bold and right justify. Delete the column with the open house dates. Format the numbers in column B to currency. Note - it is important that the MLS numbers in column A not be bolded.
16: Select and copy Saturday's open houses
17: Open the appropriate open house blog post - in this case West Sacramento Open Houses Oct. 22-23 and paste in Saturday's open houses. Repeat with Sunday's. The blog post should like this while in the editing mode.
18: Each MLS number in the left column needs to be modified as has been done below.
19: Now the column widths need to be adjusted.
20: Click the "Save and Preview" button and confirm that it looks good, then publish and notify me.
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