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Format mail-merge date fields in Microsoft Word

G16th July 2015 

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Microsoft Word will format dates as mm/dd/yyyy as the default in mail merge documents. The field codes can be changed to enable dates in any format.

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Identifying and ranking repeat values in an Excel data series

G9th July 2015 

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Use Excel to develop a running tally of how many times each particular value in a data series has been repeated.

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VBA: List all formulae in an Excel workbook

G2nd July 2015 

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Described is a convenient method for using VBA scripts to extract every formula from a Microsoft Excel workbook and create a list of them in a separate sheet for later reference or backup.

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Managing files with PowerShell

G4th June 2015 

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Use these simple PowerShell commands in Windows to batch-organise files on your computer.

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Easily generate Code 128 barcodes in Excel

G29th May 2015 

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This simple methodology can be employed to reliably generate Code 128 barcodes in Excel.

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Combining R1C1 and A1-style cell referencing in Excel

G11th May 2015 

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Use R1C1 cell referencing in Excel equations whilst the programme is still set to A1-style.

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VPN for beginners

G8th May 2015 

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A layperson’s experience in signing up for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in Australia. It isn’t as tricky as it seems!

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/dev/build & flush in SilverStripe

G12th April 2015 

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An explanation of dev/build, flush and other related functions in SilverStripe.

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INDEX MATCH instead of VLOOKUP

G22nd January 2015 

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INDEX MATCH represents a much better way to search for data in Excel tables than VLOOKUP because this combination is much more versatile.

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Automatically add columns and formulae then fill-down in Excel

G21st January 2015 

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Some simple VBA code to add columns in Excel, insert specific formulae at the top then fill-down to the bottom of the sheet.

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