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Instructions for downloading the Faed Paintings database and opening it in Excel.

 Internet Explorer (tested with version 5.00).

Type: http://www.faed.net/paintings2.htm in the address field click on the database itself, click on File on the Internet Explorer  menu, and then click on Save as then save the database.html file where you can find it later on your hard drive. Open it in Excel after selecting All file types on the open file requester and save an .xls file. When you open it in Excel some of the cells may be merged, to unmerge them, go to Format, Cells, Alignment and click on the Merge cells box until it is clear. You can then sort it, or do anything else that an Excel spreadsheet can do. If you need help using Excel, please use the help provided with Excel, don’t e-mail me, I’m not an Excel expert!

Netscape Communicator (tested with version 4.6).

Go to the database page, click on the database itself, click on File on the Netscape menu, and then click on Save Frame as then save the database.html file where you can find it later on your hard drive. Open it in Excel after selecting All file types on the open file requester and save an .xls file. You can then sort it, or do anything else that an Excel spreadsheet can do. If you need help using Excel, please use the help provided with Excel, don’t e-mail me, I’m not an Excel expert!

 If you are having trouble downloading the database or opening it in Excel, please e-mail me and request it to be send as an attached Excel file.

Searching.

When looking for a painting by name, try just putting in a key word and not the full title, as some paintings seem to have been given slightly different names. or in some cases renamed completely. In this case searching by description may help, also sorting the database in Excel by artist name or by date will narrow your search. Remember if you cannot find the painting in the database there are three strong possibilities: 1. The database is not complete. 2. It's a fake. 3. It's an unknown work, in which case I would like details on it so it can be added to the database, this can be done without any reference to it's location or owner.