Category Archives: Excel

Using conditional formatting with array formulas

A recent Quora question asked “How do I highlight the number closest to an initial number in a row in Excel?“.  The answer by Bill Jelen provides a good example of using conditional formatting with an array formula: In my … Continue reading

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64 bit Excel and the Strand7 API

Back in May 2017 I posted a sample spreadsheet using the Strand7 API to allow Excel to read and write Strand7 node data and results.  A comment noted at the time that the spreadsheet was not working with 64 bit … Continue reading

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64 bit Excel and PtrSafe

Installing my Office 365 subscription on a new computer I discovered it had decided (without asking) to upgrade itself to the 64 bit version, which resulted in some of my spreadsheets not working on the new system.  The main problem … Continue reading

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Solving the Lagrangian Point equation for the Moon

This post was prompted by a recent question at Fitting high order polynomials, asking for Excel methods to solve the equations for the radius of the Moon’s Lagrangian Point 1. All the methods described in this post have been added to … Continue reading

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ULS design of circular reinforced concrete columns

The RC Design Functions spreadsheet has been updated (to Version 8.04) with the addition of a CircU function for ULS design of circular reinforced concrete sections under combined bending and axial load.  The new version, including full open-source code, may … Continue reading

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ULS Design Functions – update for AS 3600

The ULS Design Functions spreadsheet (last posted here) has been updated to the new Australian Standard for concrete structures; AS 3600-2018.  The new version can be downloaded from: ULS Design Functions.zip Note that the biaxial version included in the download … Continue reading

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Working with dynamic arrays in Excel

Many of the VBA functions available here return results as arrays, which must be entered by selecting the desired output range, then  pressing Ctrl-Shift-Enter (CSE).  This can be inconvenient (or at least untidy) when the size of the output array varies.  … Continue reading

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