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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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The Spreadsheet Day Poll

When should we celebrate Spreadsheet Day?  A few dates have been nominated, so it’s time to pick a day, and Jimmy Peña suggested a poll. The nominated dates are: Jan 26 – Ed, based on Lotus 1-2-3 release date Feb … Continue reading

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How Long Have You Been Using Excel?

On the weekend I received a very nice email from someone who has been using the Excel tutorials on my Contextures website. She’s been working for a long time, and only recently started learning how to use Excel and Word. … Continue reading

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