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Re: Excel function Bennett, Marsha K. (09 Mar 2009 13:28 UTC)

Re: Excel function Bennett, Marsha K. 09 Mar 2009 13:28 UTC

Hi Mary,

If you discover the source for this, I would appreciate it if you could
post the information to the list.

Thank you,

Marsha Bennett
Serials Librarian
Boston Public Library
Serials Department
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel:  617-536-5400, x2310
Fax: 617-424-1040

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Devereaux, MaryJo
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Excel function

Hi Mary, If you get the answer to this question, would you please let me
know.  Thanks!

Mary Jo Devereaux, M.L.S.
Physician's Library/CME Services
CMC Hospital
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton  PA  18510
v. 570-969-8197
f. 570-969-8902

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[]On Behalf Of Williams, Mary Welch
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 10:21 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Excel function


A few years ago I ran across a procedure whery by one could compare
lists in Excel.  A formula containing the word "Trim" would help in
identifying duplicates.

I sometimes compare lists using different colored cells, but it requires
reading through the list and the "Trim" procedure generates a note in a
separate column.

This was outlined in appendix C of a book on electronic resources (I
think) and I cannot remember the title.

If someone has that procedure handy or could point me to the book, I
would be most grateful.



Mary Williams (
Assistant Professor/Serials Librarian
 University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Library and Biocommunications Center
877 Madison Avenue, Room 250
Memphis, TN 38163

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