With good design and a few compromises, you can turn these into database systems that have easier navigation for input for users, report equivalent output and they do not require spreadsheet skills to run. This article tries to capture the techniques that I have used over the years to get these conversion projects up and running smoothly.
FYI: I am currently working through my old content that didn't make it into the www.vb123.com.au conversion. This is one of those stories. Apologies for lack of content lately, life's deck of cards haven't been so good lately.