The US Isn’t The Whole World?

Microsoft sneaked a couple of new functions into Excel 2010. These functions are WORKDAY.INTL and NETWORKDAYS.INTL. They appear to be addressing the age-old question of handling different working day patterns around the globe. Whilst we have Saturday and Sunday off, some countries may have Friday and Saturday. And of course, when planning work, some poor souls only get a single day of the week off. These new functions provide a new optional argument, weekend, to specify which days are to be treated as weekend days. This should remove those complex formula solutions to handle this particular problem. Unfortunately, MS as … Continue reading The US Isn’t The Whole World?

Thicker Than A Length of 4be2

Being a developer can be addictive fun. Sometimes you just get into the swing and before you know it is midnight and the house is eerily quiet. But it can also be hugely frustrating. Yesterday I had just such one of those days. I spent a whole day on a task that should have taken an half an hour maximum.   I have inherited the maintenance of a small application that that creates Word documents from a set of inputs in an Excel form and spreadsheets. Now being a good coder, the original developer created Word templates with a series … Continue reading Thicker Than A Length of 4be2