Just released: ASAP Utilities 4.5.2!

Notes

The new version of ASAP Utilities, 4.5.2 May 1th 2009, has just been released. Download ASAP Utilities, 4.5.2 May 1th 2009 Most of the updates in this new version are bug-related. The bugs that were reported after the recent release of version 4.5.0 and 4.5.1. have been fixed in this new version. Furthermore a few […]

New ASAP Utilities version 4.5.1 released!

ASAP Utilities 4.5

ASAP Utilities version 4.5.1 (April 11, 2009) has just been released! This new version is improved in many ways. Most of the tools have been updated, improved and redesigned. A major improvement is that you can now switch between two languages: English and Dutch (Nederlands)! You can read the full newsletter on our website: http://www.asap-utilities.com/asap-utilities-newsletter-2009-02.php

Review in PCWorld.hu: Boost Office at home

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We're proud to mention that ASAP Utilities has been reviewed by the Hungarian edition of PCWorld. On March 25 they published the article "Office szervizcsomag házilag" (Boost Office at home) on their website which is about additions of Office 2007. ASAP Utilities was listed as one of the useful additions they mentioned. Boost Office at […]

Updated pre-release version 4.3 available

Improved undo in the new version of ASAP Utilities

The past weeks I have made several improvements to the "engine" of ASAP Utilities. One of the improvements is a rewrite of the undo procedures in ASAP Utilities. When undo is available for a utility it now also works on cells with values that contain more than 1024 characters. More information and download: http://www.asap-utilities.com/asap-utilities-pre-release-version-430.php

Review in PC-WELT: The smartest Office-Addons

Cover of computer magazine PC Welt 3/09

This March the German computer magazine PC WELT has an item on add-ins for Word and Excel. They call it the Microsoft Office Service Pack 2009 ;-) We're proud to mention that ASAP Utilities was listed as one of the addons; on page 49 and 50. The article translated into English: The smartest Office Addons […]

How to: Quickly find the utility you need

Run and find a utility

With the new version 4.3 of ASAP Utilities it will be easier to find the utility you need with the tool "Find and run a utility...". We have improved this already existing utility. The results are presented better and you can now immediately start/run the utility from the search results. If you click on the […]

How to: Remove all spaces, dashes and other garbage from numbers

I got a question from Ryan: I have a bunch of excel cells and I need them all to have no spaces and no dashes so the first one would be: 185444001 and so on. How can I use ASAP Utilities to remove all spaces and dashes? You can do this very quick with the […]

How to: Delete blank lines in a cell with multiple lines of text?

Example of cells with linebreaks

I'm sure you know you can enter a new line/line break by pressing Alt+Enter. But working with these newline characters can sometimes be a bit difficult, for example if you want to remove or replace them. If you have cells with multiple empty lines it can be difficult to quickly replace them all. Method 1: […]

How to: Remove all blank rows at once

If you have a lot of data it can be difficult to identify and remove the empty rows. There is no way in standard Excel to quickly remove all empty rows* so it can be a time-consuming job. You need to use a macro for that. Empty rows in your table can cause problems with […]

Pre-release version 4.3 available

Pre-release version 4.3 available

We have been working on version 4.3 for the past year. That version has many improvements. A pre-release of the new version has been tested and reviewed by a selective group of people (thanks!) the past months. Most of the tools have been updated, improved and redesigned. A major improvement is also that you can […]

Just released: ASAP Utilities 4.2.10

ASAP Utilities version 4.2.10 (January 27, 2009) has just been released! This new version fixes a few bugs. While we're working on the next big updated version (4.3), a few people have reported some bugs that are now fixed in this new release. We recommend everybody to download and install the new version.

Soon to be released: version 4.2.9

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While I'm working on the next big updated version (4.3), a few people have found some bugs in version 4.2.8 that I've now fixed in version 4.2.9. More information and download of the pre-release: http://www.asap-utilities.com/faq-questions-answers-detail.php?m=195 This version will probably be officially released next Thursday.

When Excel doesn't recognize empty cells correctly

Enno asked me the following: "... When I value-copy ranges where the If-function was used with a return value of "" (empty string), the cells are not blank, hence ISBLANK() = FALSE. Could you add a feature to remove empty strings? ..." Well, you can do this already with ASAP Utilities, although you cannot find […]

How to insert blank rows where the value changes

Insert a blank row where the value changes

I got the following question from Jonathan this week: ... Don't know if this can be done at the moment, perhaps you could advise... I have a range of cells and I want to select ALL the cells/rows in the selection where the value changes. I can select the first cell where the value changes […]

Unhide all columns and rows

A short macro that will unhide all columns and rows in order to make all data visible again. Might be useful in some cases. Sub UnhideAllColumnsRows() ' unhide all columns and rows on the current worksheet Cells.EntireColumn.Hidden = False Cells.EntireRow.Hidden = False End Sub If you want more control on which rows and/or columns to […]

Now available: ASAP Utilities 4.2.8

Delete all objects in selected worksheets

Yesterday the new version of ASAP Utilities was officially released. You can read the details in the newsletter or you can immediately proceed to the download page. Besides several bugfixes, these are two new things: Objects & Comments » Delete all objects on current worksheetThis utility can now be used on multiple worksheets and has […]

Keep leading and remove only the trailing spaces

Jeff recently asked: I really like your product but just came upon a capability it is missing: Delete trailing spaces (but keep all other spaces). I expect it would be simple enough to add; would you? I never expected anyone to need a tool to only remove the trailing spaces but he needs it on […]

Add trailing zeros

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Max asked the following: Can the "Fill > fill up with leading zero's" option under be made to work on leading or trailing zeros? For instance, if I have three numbers: 1 12 123 I would run the option to fill them with trailing zeros so they would look like: 1000 1200 1230 We want […]

Soon to be released: version 4.2.8

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While I'm working on the next big updated version (4.3), a few people have found some bugs in version 4.2.6 and 4.2.7 that I've now fixed in version 4.2.8. More information and download of the pre-release: http://www.asap-utilities.com/faq-questions-answers-detail.php?m=193 Version 4.2.7 was released on September 3rd. However a newsletter hasn't been sent out yet. I plan on […]

Replace formulas with their calculated results in multiple sheets

It's time to update this blog more often. I will do this by writing about questions I answered by email and that might be interesting for others too. Tom asked: Formula » Convert formulas to their values: I was hoping you could tell me if there is there a way to do this for all […]

Almost finished: ASAP Utilities version 4.2.6

Busy

I'm almost finished with the updated version of ASAP Utilities: 4.2.6 Most changes in this version are corrections and bug fixes. More information and download: http://www.asap-utilities.com/faq-questions-answers-detail.php?m=185 We're also working on version 4.3 which will contain several improvements and a very big step forward (that I can' t reveal yet). This is consuming a great portion […]

Count the occurrences of a character in a cell

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Just got a question that I found interesting to mention here: I am looking for following feature in ASAP Utilities: Count number of user specified characters in a cell. e.g. I have a cell that has values "a,b,c,d,e". I would like to have a utility that tells me either a. there are 4 "," characters […]

New ASAP Utilities version 4.2.5 released!

The new version of ASAP Utilities for Excel has just been released! This new version 4.2.5, May 29, 2008 is improved in a several ways. Read the full newsletter: http://www.asap-utilities.com/asap-utilities-newsletter-2008-03.php

Pre-release ASAP Utilities version 4.2.5 RC3

Updated: Export » Export worksheets as separate files...

I have just put a pre-release of the new version of ASAP Utilities online. This new version contains a few improved utilities and a few bug fixes.

Pre-release ASAP Utilities version 4.2.3 RC1

Error

Last week version 4.2.2. was released. Unfortunately this version contains a few bugs. I have solved these and a new version will be released soon. The most annoying bug is in the utility "Range » Find / Replace in all sheets...". When you pressed the "Find all" button you immediately got Error 401: Application-defined or […]

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