I got my tablet PC this week. It looks like an excellent machine. If only the carrier hadn’t dropped it and broke the screen and some other stuff. I’m fairly confident the carrier will do the right thing. Ed Bott, who sold it to me, has already refunded my money. And yet, I’m still depressed. This was a perfectly good tablet and I was going to give it a perfectly good home. Now it’s worthless and who knows how long it will be before I find a deal that entices me into a tablet. I was looking forward to using it on my way out to Eugene next weekend. I sure would like to have one before the MVP Summit next year. Oh well.
I downloaded, and am using, Firefox 2.0 this week. I like the built in spell checker. I thought someone said there was tab-close-undo that would be built into this version, but I don’t see it. I had a couple of problems with the new version. It seems to hog the resources on occasion, but I can’t pinpoint why. Also it didn’t save my preferences, particularly in the Tabbrowser Preferences add-on. Overall, it seems to work nicely.
This week’s question comes from Mike in Beantown:
I’ve been trying to create some reports using a Pivot Table and it’s “Calculated Field” functionality. There is a huge drawback to these, however, since I can’t figure out how to reference the column or row totals. For example, there is a way to show a column as “%of Total” or “%of column”, but this functionality isn’t available inside the formula space for the “Calculated Field”. What if one wanted to utilize these totals in a formula generation. For example, a running weighted average, or a transformation to a %of column or something.
If you’re going to a Halloween party this weekend, what are you going as?