Tools to use with Excel
When MSFT release a beta of an upcoming version of Excel (like the present one for Excel 2007) many developers & users would like to test it but don’t have access to softwares like vmWare (which I use) and Virtual PC (which other may use). One option is to use Altiris Software Virtualization Solution (SVS), which create virtualized layers that can be used to test softwares with. Two versions exist, one free for strictly personal use and one for commercial use. It require Windows 2000 SP-4 and later. It’s strongly recommended to take part of and carefully read the documentation of the software.
My favourite tool to create screenshots with is SnagiT. However, this is a commercial software and therefore may not be available for everyone. So when You are testing the beta of Excel 2007 and get some weird errors on the screen You would like to report to MSFT then one option is to use Screenshot Captor which is a free tool. It’s highly recommended to read the online help.
Speaking about Excel 2007, don’t even think to run it with a screen resolution of 800×600. The best resolution would be 1280 x 1024 or higher due to the