Who Scratched My Table?

One of the better additions to Excel 2007 are, in my view, the functionality added to tables http://www.jkp-ads.com/articles/Excel2007tables.asp. I was recently working on a 2007 project and I was looking to add some highlighting using conditional formatting. That will be easy thought I, but as usual, I was way off the mark. Formatting The Table For the sake of clarity, I will not use the actual formatting that I was trying, but a far simpler case. Figure 1 shows an example of a typical table in Excel 2007. Figure 1 Let’s assume that I want to show those rows where … Continue reading Who Scratched My Table?

OpenOffice Is Looking Good

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <!– /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin-top:0cm; margin-right:0cm; margin-bottom:6.0pt; margin-left:0cm; mso-pagination:widow-orphan lines-together; font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} @page Section1 {size:595.3pt 841.9pt; margin:2.0cm 2.0cm 2.0cm 2.0cm; mso-header-margin:35.45pt; mso-footer-margin:35.45pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} I have blogged previously about what a rubbish job MS have done with Conditional Formatting in Excel 2007, but it seems … Continue reading OpenOffice Is Looking Good

Conditional Formatting In Excel 2007 – Chav or Mini?

Yesterday I had an incredibly frustrating time. I was updating my RibbonX Autogen routine to handle more types of controls. This is driven from a worksheet, some columns of which are generated, some of which depend upon user input. So being a helpful sort of guy, I have decided to shade the input cells as a visual aid. But in some circumstances, an input cell may not be required (for instance, a group does not require an image, so suggesting that it does by shading is a tad misleading). Being the helpful sort that I alluded to earlier, I decided … Continue reading Conditional Formatting In Excel 2007 – Chav or Mini?