Problem with copying filtered data in Excel 2007 + workaround

I just got an email that says you cannot copy only the filtered data in Excel 2007. If you use the autofilter to make a selection and then you only want to copy the filtered rows, Excel 2007 copied everything, even the hidden rows. This is different from the way Excel 2000-2003 works. You can […]

Protect sheets: The EnableSelection property is not saved + Excel update fix

Protect sheets: The EnableSelection property is not saved + Excel update fix

Yesterday I got the following question: "When using the 'protect multiple sheets at once” and checking only the 'select unlocked cells” checkbox I find that once I save and reopen the sheets now behave as if both the 'select unlocked cells” as well as the 'select locked cells” seems to be in effect as I […]

Video: How to delete the first 3 characters in a column in Excel with ASAP Utilities

How to delete the first 3 characters in a column - before

The following video will show you how to strip the first 3 characters from a column in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. The example in the video shows a list of article numbers. Now in this case we want to remove the first 3 characters. This can be done with an Excel formula such as =RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-3) […]

Video: How to fill empty cells with the value above in Excel with ASAP Utilities

Copy values to empty cells below filled cells in selection - before

The following video will show you how to fill empty cells with the value above in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. The example in the video shows a table with several car-brands. Now in this case we want the brand-names copied down so that the empty cells are filled with the brand names. After this we […]

Video: How to sort the sheet-tabs in Excel with ASAP Utilities

Before we sort the sheet-tabs

The following video will show you how to sort the sheet-tabs in alphabetical order in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. The example in the video show a workbook with several sheets with city-names: In the Excel menu choose ASAP Utilities » Sheets » Sort all sheets in alphabetical order Then result will then look like:

Fixed the statup delay in Windows XP + Excel 2007 when opening a file through the Windows Explorer

The latest version of ASAP Utilities (pre-released today) will solve an issue that can appear when you have both Windows XP and Excel 2007 installed. "After installing the latest version of ASAP-Utilities after upgrading to Office 2007, I began to encounter a problem with Excel 2007 where, upon clicking on an Excel file to open, […]

Pre-release ASAP Utilities version 4.2.1 RC3

Example of the function =asaprandompassword()

I have just published a new pre-release of the new version of ASAP Utilities. It is ready for download and testing. In this update have made a few small improvements and added a new worksheet function that make creating strong passwords easy: =ASAPRandomPassword(length, use_symbols)This new function will return a strong password which contains of  - […]

Video: How delete leading, trailing and excessive spaces in Excel with ASAP Utilities

Example of leading, trailing and excessive spaces

The following video will demonstrate you how to delete leading, trailing and excessive spaces from cells (trim) in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. The example in the video shows an address list with too many spaces: Several street- and city names contain a space at the beginning and/or at the end. Furthermore in a few names […]

Video: How to extract hyperlinks in Excel with ASAP Utilities

Extract hyperlinks

The following video will demonstrate you extract hyperlinks from cells in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. The example in the video show a list of websites that I copied from my links-page. There is no easy way in Excel itself to get the hyperlinks from the cells. That's why I built such a functionality into ASAP […]

Video: How to sort by color in Excel with ASAP Utilities

Sort by cell color

The following video will demonstrate you how to sort by color in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. It is not possible to sort by color in Excel. However we find that many people use colors to "tag" certain cells that need to be processed later. The example in the video show a list of keywords such […]

Macro: Export each column to a separate sheet

Last week I got a question from Danielle: "I have a spreadsheet with 75 columns each containing between 48 to 50 rows. I would like to be able to export each column to either a separate sheet or a separate file. Sort of like the export worksheets as separate files function. Does this function already […]

Video: How to remove leading zeros in Excel with ASAP Utilities

Remove/trim leading zeros in Excel

The following video will demonstrate you how to remove (or trim) leading zeros from numbers within a range in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. This utility also works for numbers that are not recognized by Excel or are proceeded with an apostrophe (such as '2). You can usually recognize these numbers because they are left-aligned: The […]

Pre-release ASAP Utilities version 4.2.1 RC2

(Re) build the ASAP Utilities favorites menu toolbar

I have just published a new pre-release of the new version of ASAP Utilities. It is ready for download and testing. I have also experienced some crazy things with customizing the ribbon (qat) and empty Excel dialogboxes due to dynamic labels (getLabel). I will write more about that in a separate post. New/improved Fill » […]

Video: How to select/find unique values in a selection in Excel with ASAP Utilities

The following video will demonstrate you how to select the unique values within a range in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. The video demonstrates how to select the color names that appear only once in the list:

Video: How to to list filenames in a folder in Excel with ASAP Utilities

The following video will demonstrate you how to list filenames in a folder in Excel by using ASAP Utilities. It is a perfect tool for creating catalogs of the files of your CD's and DVD's. The video will demonstrate how to import the contents of a folder and shows you how you can easily select a […]