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Old 07-04-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
Angua
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Snail mail address books? Recomendations?


I've been running Linux a few years now and the only application I really, really miss from my Windows computer is the organizer from the Lotus Smart Suite.

I've tried various Linux compatible address books and calendars, and from my point of view they are either too good or too bossy.

I write fiction and the Lotus.org was the perfect tool tool for keeping track of my fictional characters addresses, relationships and work schedules. I could save a separate organizer for each story as well as my real life address book. (and it looked like a book and I could turn pages which was nice if not essential)

So far trying to do the same thing on Linux has been very frustrating because everything wants to integrate itself with the main system, and fond as I am of “Isuelt Hendy”, “Genevieve Brothwood”, and “Angharad Jones” they are fictional characters and I do not want to send emails to them.

Can anyone recommend a good address book for snail mail addresses that doesn't try to integrate with anything, has a calendar attached in both diary and chart form and will let me save separate multiple copies of itself without believing it should integrate the information?
 
Old 07-04-2006, 06:47 AM   #2
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You might consider creating a database instead of using an address book.

Knoda or something similar would work. Create a database named for your current project. Create a table with the names and addresses of the characters.

For calendar and diary, created associated tables in the same database.

Probably more work than you want, but, if all else fails ...
 
Old 07-04-2006, 06:56 AM   #3
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You might consider creating a database instead of using an address book.

Knoda or something similar would work. Create a database named for your current project. Create a table with the names and addresses of the characters.

For calendar and diary, created associated tables in the same database.

Probably more work than you want, but, if all else fails ...
I did try a couple of years ago and came badly unstuck trying to cross ref.
If I can't find anything ready made I'll have to give it another go, I have learned a bit since then, but time, oh time. hmm Knoda I'll make a note of that.
 
  


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