From the makers of QueryCell, Oak Focus Software, comes TableCell. I signed up as a beta tester recently and they’re looking for more. Thanks to Number Cruncher for posting about this and, thus, reminding me that I wanted to post about it too.
An Add-In for Microsoft Excel that makes it easy to query, monitor and update database tables
Stochastic Observatons has a nice rant about VBA. On starting programming with VBA:
I liken it to walking in the mud after a long standstill. You’re ankle deep, and you have to wrench your foot out to take that difficult first step. It takes both hands to even budge your foot and as the mud is sucked into the void where your foot once was, it makes a big squelch. With one foot out, you look back and realize that your other foot sunk even deeper. It’s a struggle, but slowly you end up on top rather than within. Though you’re moving forward, every now and then you’ll sink and find yourself stuck.
A free add-in for chemistry calculations at Chemistry in Excel. Finally I don’t have to memorize the atomic weight of copper.
CellB4A1 is a new Excel blog. What’s special about this one? Well, it has a cool name and he said I was an “Excel giant”. Flattery will get you everywhere.
Jacqui Murray at Word Dreams uses a spreadsheet to develop story plots.
I create an Excel spreadsheet with columns for Section, Chapter, Purpose, Day, Time, Characters (major and minor), Setting (at the start and finish), character’s success or failure in each section, whether the section includes action or a reaction. Summary, Follow-up. These are the mechanics of a great novel. I knowsounds formulaic. It isn’t. I want to be sure I include all important parts of writing a story people want to read. I write for myselfyesbut I promise you, the writing is betterand more funif you follow conventions.
Apparently JK Rowlings uses a manual spreadsheet.