Everyone – especially me – likes it when a fictional character is given a name consisting of a title and some characteristic. There’s Mr Potato Head (pictured), Dr Evil, and, of course, Mister Hoppy (yipeeee!).
So imagine my delight when I discovered Mr Data Converter. It’s a free piece of online software that converts CSV or tab-delineated data into tables you can use on your website. If that sounds a bit scary, don’t worry – you can just copy and paste data from an Excel file.
That’s exactly what I’ve done below. I took a few lines of data from a spreadsheet on public pay and used Mr Data Converter to, well, convert it. Then I pasted the HTML into wordpress, and voila:
|Organisation||Name||Job Description||PAY YEAR||PAY||EXTRA PAY||TOTAL REMUNERATION|
|BBC||Jana Bennett||Director, Vision||2009-10||£415,000.00||£102,000.00||£517,000.00|
|BBC||Mark Byford||Deputy Director-General||2009-10||£475,000.00||£13,000.00||£488,000.00|
|Hillingdon PCT||No Name Supplied||GP||2008-9||£475,500.00||£0.00||£475,500.00|
|Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT||No Name Supplied||GP||2008-9||£475,000.00||£0.00||£475,000.00|