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Seating Charts for school singing groups?

I have four singing ensembles at school and am constantly updating seating/standing charts.  Does anyone know of any software for making chorus seating charts - for classroom seating and also for standing arrangements on risers?  If not software, then some computer templates compatible with MS Office and/or Open Office products?  Something like this could save me hours of work.  Thank you!
Replies (7): Threaded | Chronological
on August 25, 2010 11:17am
I'd suggest you look into this, I am!
 
 
Martin Benvenuto
on August 25, 2010 9:34pm
Thanks...I'll check it out!
on August 26, 2010 5:26am
Google Docs has a great new Drawing feature that I've started using for my seating charts. It takes a bit of work to set-up, but once you get the hang of it...it's awesome. All you need is a Gmail account (free). Just click "documents" and then "create new" > "drawing" and you're off to the races.
 
Tip for Advanced Users: Someone suggested to me that you can download autocad blocks for furnature shapes instead of having to draw them yourself. I downloaded a piano block and put it in my drawing and it looks great.  It works perfectly to give your chart some orientation context.
 
If there's interest, I can create a template and share it with anyone who wants it.
on August 26, 2010 7:39am
RE: Interested in Template: I am!
on August 26, 2010 9:52am
Hola Jeffery, I am TOTALLY interested in borrowing your template for choir risers/piano/whatever!. Gracias! Nancy Rodemann
on August 26, 2010 10:24am
Jeffrey,
 
We use Google Mail at school as our email interface (or whatever you call it!) so I have access to Google Drawing.  I'm not an advanced user, but I'm a quick study.  I'd love a template if you are willing to share.
 
Thanks! This could be the easy, accessible solution I've been seeking!
 
Philip
on August 26, 2010 9:34pm
Jeffrey,
I'd love to see the template if you're willing to share it!
Diane Loomer
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