What exactly is a log paper? Essentially, the log template starts as an empty blank log sheet in which you type log notes. You could utilize this useful tool in various manners such as: maintaining track of employee attendance; tracking work completed and those still behind; the number of meetings/appointments/committessences; and so many more. In a nutshell, it is a wonderful time tracking system that you could utilize for a multitude of purposes. Here are some examples.
Activity Log Sheets. Most companies have activity log sheets to help them keep track of employees’ activities. Since each employee has his or her own individual logbook, you need something that will be unique to that specific employee. This is where these templates come in handy. You could use one template to record all activities, and then insert information pertaining to the employee’s name, description, role, objectives, comments, special or specialized talents and skills, awards, achievements, and so on.
Microsoft Excel. Most companies have their own proprietary program (VBA), which they often share with other companies or which is used internally. If you don’t want to use Microsoft Excel, there are a multitude of excellent spreadsheet programs which are open source (free) and can be easily downloaded from the Internet. One such program is the Kompaq XP Home Page log sheets. This is a small file format which can be easily opened using most office software.
Word. Many people use the word because it is simple to navigate and there is an abundance of templates available for use with it. Of course, if you don’t like word, there are other programs which also allow you to export your log sheets to PDF and HTML.
Acrobat. This is not a mandatory software program, but it does come in handy if you need to upload a picture to use as a background or convert some other data into a format which can be viewed in excel. Most versions of acrobat will allow you to import and save files in different formats such as JPEG and PDF. You will also find there are many free tools available for creating and editing your log sheets. The free version of adobe acrobat comes with some limitations, which are mostly in the form of not being able to create table, line or image charts and the inability to perform complex functions such as creating drop down menus.
Netscape. Netscape is considered to be one of the better document viewers available. This is because it is free, easy to use and allows you to view most file formats such as PDF, JPEG and PNG. Netscape does have its drawbacks such as the inability to change fonts and size. However, it is still considered to be a great free software to use when creating and keeping track of your logs.