Could it be My Cookies?

| January 5, 2011

Income Tracking SoftwareI need a little help from you guys.

When I first uploaded the Income/Article Tracking Spreadsheet, I realized that I had forgotten to insert the auto update feature for the column headings for each month.  In other words, if you change the column headings in January, it was supposed to auto update the headings for each subsequent month in addition to updating the Income Summary and Article Count pages.  So, I went back, made the modifications and uploaded the new spreadsheet.

For some reason I wanted to download a fresh copy of the spreadsheet to show someone a few of the features.  Imagine my surprise, not to mention my annoyance, when the columns didn’t automatically update.

I then went back into the software made the changes, uploaded it again to the server and checked it only to find that the columns weren’t updating.

Hmmmm – Time to TroubleshootBrowser Cookies

I closed Firefox, opened Internet Explorer, navigated to my website and downloaded the spreadsheet.  Lo and behold, the columns updated automatically after downloading it from IE.

After that little annoyance I realize it must be a cookie problem (after re-reading this it really is a cache problem – NJFM doesn’t use cookies).  So here’s the question.  Are your columns automatically updating in your version of the Income/Article Tracking Spreadsheet?  If not, I apologize in advance, but you should download the updated version (probably might have to use Internet Explorer to do so).  It may be a pain in the butt now, but a few months down the line, you’ll be glad you did.

Sorry guys!

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Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

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  1. Prerna says:

    Hi Felicia.. I use IE mainly and your updated version works just fine.. 🙂

    Thank you for your efforts.. You do make my life so much simpler:-)
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