Category Archives: Excel Consulting

Fun at MVP Canada Day 2017

Yesterday, I went to the MVP Community Connection 2017 event at Microsoft Canada. It’s certainly in a convenient location – about a 5 minute drive from my house! There are about 200 MVPs in Canada, and it looked like about … Continue reading

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What I Learned This Week 20130427

What goes well with that first cup of coffee in the morning? Internet articles on my RSS feed! I find Excel stuff, web design ideas, small business tips, and lots more. On the Contextures blog, I’ve listed a few interesting … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013

Would you go for a plunge in the cold Atlantic Ocean on January 1st? Brrrr. I wouldn’t, but this morning I saw a group of teens, who had just come out of the water. I don’t know how cold that … Continue reading

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Bad Design and a Workaround

Imagine building an Excel workbook for a client, and explaining that they’ll have to stand on a chair and type with their toes, to enter the data. I’m sure that conversation wouldn’t end well. But that’s how I feel every … Continue reading

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Online Meetings on the iPad

The iPad that I got last month is certainly enjoyable, but so far I haven’t found anything that even comes close to Excel. Maybe Numbers is better on the Mac, but it’s not winning me over on the iPad. This … Continue reading

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Congratulations Operation Red Nose Caledon

One of my long term clients set up a volunteer program in her community, to help keep drinking drivers off the road during the holidays. It’s a chapter of Operation Red Nose, which was started in Quebec, in 1984. If … Continue reading

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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Spreadsheets

Did you know that there’s a blog for fans of the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives tv show? Best of all — it has spreadsheets! Scroll down a bit, and in the right-hand sidebar there are links to Google spreadsheets — … Continue reading

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Shrink Long URLs With Google URL Shortener

When you’re adding a link in Twitter, or in an email, you might not want to include a really long URL. In the past, I’ve often used a site like bit.ly or is.gd to create a shortened version of the … Continue reading

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Spot the Differences

Today I was looking through my photos, and found this shot of my office peripherals table, taken in November 2001. I had two large phones, a huge scanner, an answering machine, giant router, and a business card Rolodex file. You … Continue reading

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Printing a Web Page

You might find something online that you want to print, such as instructions for doing something in Excel, or a tasty looking recipe. Usually that page has a bunch of stuff that you don’t want to print, like ads and … Continue reading

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