Calling and using the color picker with VBA

When building Excel-based tools and applications it is often useful for the user to select a color.  Whilst it is possible to build a custom UserForm, Excel’s native Color window is more than suitable for most circumstances. Excel’s native color picker: To show the Color window, you might think we could use the Macro Recorder, but Read More

Spreadsheet Day 2017

Happy Spreadsheet Day! What are your feelings about allocating days to celebration or awareness of certain things?  Like International Talk Like a Pirate Day (19th September), Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day (11th March) or Bathtub Day (7th October)?  Well, the 17 October is International Spreadsheet day.  Normally, I would think these days are pointless, but I Read More

Why does Excel’s calculation mode keep changing?

You’re probably aware that Excel has two main calculation modes: automatic and manual. Automatic calculation will re-calculate the workbook when a value changes or based on specific actions (inserting, deleting, hiding rows/columns, or renaming a worksheet). Manual calculation only re-calculates when specifically requested by the user. Click Formulas -> Calculation -> Calculate Now (shortcut key Read More