Excel (Office XP)

gymwrecker

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Have anyone used Excel XP version? Any new tricks, recommendations..???
 

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razzandy

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I'm using it! It works very well! A few extra bits added like gridline toggle.

I recommend the upgrade!

Ryan UK :)
 

Gates Is Antichrist

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I strongly recommend the the (currently 2) Service Releases if you go with it. It was occasionally hanging my entire W2K system before that, and this may have stabilized it.
 

MarkHenri

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It's excellent. It has really good error recovery for broken workbooks. The autorecover feature is good. It supports XML workbooks. I like the menu layout better than the XL2000 version on my other machine; there's been some subtle changes in the dialogs too that I like. But I could do with 2000 if necessary. Don't upgrade unless you really want to or need it's features.
 

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stevebausch

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Yep, XP2002 is worth the trouble, though the initial honeymoon can be rough.

Seemed like it refused to acknowledge my sub-directories within MyDocuments, until I did an end-run from My Computer and opened the file that way.

If you have any sort of notation that employs the "@" sign, 2000 & 2002 will go crazy turning them all into hyperlinks (to nowhere). 2002 allows to turn off that "feature"; 2000 is a bit messier.


Unless you are running a 50" plasma monitor, those "helpful" side menus will irritate you to no end. Visit Tools-Options and uncheck what you don't desire.
 

Jack in the UK

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E Xp is OK when you get used to it as Mark say recovery is very good, and its harder to crash, VBA is stronger and help files i would say are for the first time worth reading that are good.

its a bit childish as its always trying to help you which anoys ne a bit

I have fount runs best on NT6 and as such like high memory 512+ but on NT6 256 is fine for most stuff.

I find NT5 is ok but not NT4 and lower???

i have found that NT5 and 6 can get stroppy on fly delivery of files over XP NET6 network and files addressing can be ???? but all in all OK

I would suggest FULL DSP not em or upgrade DSP just best i feel

REMEMBER both NT5 and NT6 have SP's now news SP1 on NT6 and word has it soon SP2 and there are literally billions of addin and mini patches

E XP has patches loads of them and has SP1 also so patch i say is good,

I do recall E Xp SP1 did cause error and slow the system, but SP2 cures that one,m can recall the reason now

Soe indepth - let me know if you need more

Jack
 

Gates Is Antichrist

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On 2002-09-14 08:00, XL-Dennis wrote:
In addition to what already has been sad

Dennis - don't edit and correct that to say "said!" It's too funny as is! <grin>

Man, a lot of you people get up early for a Saturday (at least, those in the Western Hemisphere)! 5 A.M., Mark?!
 

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