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I hate excel

January 7th 2004, 06:20 PM
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I HATE, HATE, HATE, excel.
Two solid weeks of slogging out my speadsheet is GONE!! i HATE EXCEL!!
I hate me, I hate redink, I hate the world.
But most of all, IHATEHATEHATEEXCEL
Well, not redink, just me.
and you
and husbands
and children

especially children that make you lose concentration and you click the wrong thing. I'm gonna go be sick
January 7th 2004, 06:35 PM
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vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
Trys to think of the right thing to say...maybe "Would ou like cheese with that wine."...or a sensitive "Well just remember we are all behind you."...choices choices
January 7th 2004, 06:51 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Ack :-/ I've had that happen with lots of things... Legos, D-Mods, and other projects.

The best advice it so make daily backups of things that you modify regularly, copy and paste the file, then rename it to something like "myexcelspreadsheet_20040106.xls"
January 7th 2004, 07:36 PM
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GRRR!

Still, it made me laugh.
January 7th 2004, 07:46 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Get in there and hex edit the File Allocation Table to find the memory sectors and extract the spreadsheet from those. Use a parser to piece them together and bingo, one excel spreadsheet.
January 7th 2004, 07:47 PM
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You're right. And I thank heaven I did that Monday. Yesterday's & today's work was not backed up but I can recoup. Thank you for the good advice. I have the new 2003 version and it's a tad different from the older version..


One thing tho: Legos??
January 7th 2004, 07:56 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Vacuum cleaner and a collander.
January 7th 2004, 08:07 PM
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Wow. I luv ya man.
However, I didn't understand one thing you said. But you are a sweetheart for trying to help. Guess what? I found the spreadsheet in a different spot. It was still there the whole time but somehow I put another spreadsheet over it. I'm saved!! Whew. Thanks Merlin. You're a good guy.
January 7th 2004, 08:09 PM
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oohhh, that explains it. Hmm
January 8th 2004, 04:44 AM
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safmoor
Peasant Male
 
This reminds me of when I was betweeen 1-2 years old (it's not me that remembers), and my father was in college at the time, and I used to come around and press the restart button the computer when he was working on his thesis.
January 8th 2004, 04:12 PM
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vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
We have a lot of power outages that kill me, and anything i am working on...especially when they last for a day, that really sucks.....
January 8th 2004, 04:14 PM
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
Hey my son does something like that. He's 3 and loves to press space bar (mainly because of the "Finding Nemo" website and it's virtual camera game). That and his other favourite trick is finding the power button and pressing that.
January 8th 2004, 06:10 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
That's an easily solvable problem. Unhook your power button and reset button and install a new "stealth" switch in one of your drive bays. If you are feeling *really* tricky you can rig up your cd-rom drive with another button (Or if you have one of those useless stop/play buttons) and connect that to the port.

If that's too much work, grab an IR led receiver and have the computer turn on when a specific frequency is received (yes, it's possible). Most likely you should adhere to the ones on your television remote control. Just point it to the computer and press power and voila! - computer on.
January 8th 2004, 06:19 PM
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
Hmmm, I think a quick but stern reprimand is faster.
January 10th 2004, 01:37 PM
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dang! Merlin you have some Sick, Phat, tricks up your sleeves.