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Regardless of which estimating software program you purchase, the estimating database (price book) that you create will be the real secret to your estimating success. Last month we looked at divisions and subdivisions and a few line items. This month we'll study a few more line items, as well as the terminology and abbreviations. What's in a Name? As you enter data into your computer program, you will find yourself abbreviating words quite a bit to get them to fit in the spaces provided. The spaces always seem to be far too small to hold the words necessary to tell the story. It can be tricky because the terms you use, and how you abbreviate them, can be important. If