Comments held for moderation

The ASAP Utilties blog is getting a lot of comment-spam. The next couple of days I will not be able to remove the comments that slip through the spam filter. Therefore all comments the next days are held for moderation. If you place a comment, pleace take notice that it will take a few days ...

New version: 30 may 2006

Text » Replace accented vowels

A new beta version of ASAP Utilities is available: 3.11.y beta (30 may 2006). These are the major changes: Change decimals (not formatting, but changing) has been renamed to Round numbers (not formatting, but changing) HTML export <strike> is added for text that is formatted as strikethrough. Range » Empty duplicates on selection. Now works on multiple columns. Cells ...

Favorite project

After spending many weeks programming in PHP/MySQL for two projects with a very tight deadline and some small Excel projects, I've found the time to work on my favorite project again. I'm working my way through all the comments and recommendations I received the past month. Some of them are bug reports, spelling corrections, tips ...

New version: 6 april 2006

A new beta version of ASAP Utilities is available: 3.11.x beta (6 april 2006). In this version a bug in the protect all sheets has been fixed regarding the option to enable/disable the selection of unlocked cells. Furthermore the following is changed/added: Text » Advanced character removal Besides removing the characters you can now also have them ...

New version: 4 april 2006

protection: enable the selection of (un)locked cells

A new beta version of ASAP Utilities is available: 3.11.w beta (4 april 2006). In this version a few bugs in the protect/unprotect all sheets have been fixed. Furthermore the protection in Excel XP/2002/2003 that enables you to select (un)locked cells (or not) has now been implemented too.

Toggle fullscreen with F11

This evening I needed to create a flowchart. Excel is my favorite application to do this. However the screenresolution on my notebook is a bit less then my computer at work, so I wondered how I could view my information better. Of course you can set the zoom to less then 100% but then I ...

New version: 3 april 2006

A new beta version of ASAP Utilities is avialable: 3.11.v beta (3 april 2006). In this version the HTML export is improved. The generated HTML code is better and the speed of the utility is much faster now, especially when you export a table with more than 500 individual cells. This is because we used to put ...

From beta to final version?

Today I have released a new beta version, 3.11.u (30 march 2006). The major change here is the new improved progress indicators. Furthermore I have fixed a bug in the "Unprotect sheets" functions. (popup for password if it didn't match). Please let me know if you think this version good enhough to become the official new ...

New progress indicators

old progress indicator

Something that has bothered me a long time is the way the progress of the utilities in ASAP Utilities is indicated. In most cases I used the statusbar to do this but I found out not everybody always sees that. In the new beta version I published today (3.11.t beta) I have used a new ...

ASAP Utilities 3.11 beta 28 march released

advanced sorting

Today I have released version 3.11.t beta 28 march 2006. This new version contains some bugfixed (Export sheets as separate files in Excel 2000) and has an improved progress indicator. Furthermore the advanced sorting capabilities have been expanded. You can now sort dates directly by: . Year-Month-Day . Year-Day-Month . Month-Day-Year . Month-Year-Day . Day-Year-Month . Day-Month-Year I have also found out that ...