MS Office blogs
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Goal seeking in Excel allows you to approach calculations from the "result end" and get Excel to tell you what inputs you need in order to hit a specific target. Read on to find out how it works!
On-line training in writing functions using VBA, for use either within other VBA programs or within Excel itself.
You can use arrays (multiple variables) in VBA to speed up code - and they are also invaluable for processing CSV files and the like.
Excel and other MS Office applications make extensive use of enumerations - and you should too!
Constantly formatting cells in the same way can be one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks in Excel. This blog teaches you how to use styles so that you can quickly apply consistent formatting across a range of cells.
In certain cases in VBA (displaying the contents of folders, listing hierarchical data) writing a program which calls itself is by far the easiest way to go - this blog gives worked examples of 3 such recursive programs.
To become an efficient programmer, you need to stop writing one long subroutine and start writing lots of small ones instead - and to do this, you're going to need to know everything there is to know about passing arguments.
Learn how to write VBA macros to add, edit and delete data in Access, SQL Server and other databases, using something called ADO.
By referencing the unintuitively named Microsoft Scripting Runtime object library you can write VBA code to access files and folders on your hard disk. This blog explains how, and gives a couple of worked examples.
The easiest way to work with text files in VBA is using TextStream objects - this blog explains how they work.
To make it easier for users of your VBA systems to choose files, you can show FileDialogs on screen. This blog explains what these are, and how to customise them.
In order to work efficiently with files and folders you first need to create a FileSystemObject. This blog explains how to do this!
If you find yourself constantly deleting and inserting columns every time you create a new project it might be time to consider creating a custom table that you can share between projects. This blog shows you how to do exactly that!
If you find that you have to continuously rearrange the preset views every time you create a new file in Microsoft Project, why not try creating your own custom view? This blog explains how to do exactly that!
Reporting on progress is an essential part of running a successful project. It's a shame that the preset reports in Microsoft Project are so limited. This blog explains how to create your own custom reports so that you can see the data you need.
There are many things that you can customise in Microsoft Project to mould it to the way you work. This blog summarises the main useful things that can be customised along with links to detailed articles explaining how to modify each one.
Did you know that you can create and manage references from within VBA code? This article gives you ideas on how to do just that.
A quick guide to adding public holidays to the Calendar in Outlook 2010.
Santa Claus has decided not to use Microsoft Project to manage the present distribution process - read this blog to find out why!
Although it's usually easiest to create references to other applications using Tools -> References
as described in an earlier blog
, you can use the method shown in this blog instead.