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Create 'ledger paper' in Excel
Authored by: lamon on Sep 03, '04 05:03:57AM

Nice hint, but I would suggest it has nothing to do with OSX. At the very least, I wouldn't look here fo that kind of things. Rather in a Excel-related site.

Sorry about the rant...

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Create 'ledger paper' in Excel
Authored by: robg on Sep 03, '04 08:34:48AM
Thanks for the opinion, but I think I have to disagree ... unless you want me to remove all the existing hints that cover iMovie, Keynote, CarbonCopyCloner, OmniGraffle, GraphicConverter, PowerPoint, Entourage, Address Book, Mail, GarageBand, iCal, iChat, Palm Desktop, iPhoto, Snapz Pro, BBEdit, Terminal, Photoshop, etc.

The site has had an "Applications" category since day one, and it's one of the most popular here -- nearly one-third of the hints on the site fall into the Apps category. Technically, *none* of those are OS X related hints, and they should all go if I were holding hard and fast to the site name. And don't forget about the Web Browsers category; that's basically another Apps bucket with about 5% of the total posts on the site.

As a registered user, though, you can take care of this issue yourself -- just use the Display Preferences and disable the Apps category (and any others you don't want to see), and you won't see any more hints in the category.

The site name is potentially a bit confusing; it might be clearer if it were something like "Mac Hints," but the intent has *always* been to create a site that contained the very best tips and tricks for using OS X. And what fun is it to use an operating system if you never run any applications on top of it? Clearly we'll never try to become "" or "," but I will run hints that seem to be helpful to readers of the site ... judging by the comments, I think this one fits that category.


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Solid Gold. Most valuable in everyday work
Authored by: Norm Nager on Sep 03, '04 11:31:03PM

One of the first things I do every weekday morning is visit MacOSXHints to look for ideas and tips that will help me more effectively understand and more affectively use OS 10.3.5 <b>and</b> and my applications, chief of which is Office 2004, including its Excel component.

Look to other sources for info on Excel? I subscribe to the Microsoft Excel Newsgroup among other newsgroups and include in my daily browsing such forum components as MacWorld''s Business software forum and's Microsoft Office forum. <b>But</b> it was this Thursday in MacOSXHints that I found this pure, solid gold hint.

This Excel hint is clear, concise and interpretive. As a communications researcher, author and professor, I salute Rob on the value, substance and presentation of it.

I copied the hint verbatim together with some ideas I picked up from the comments into my Entourage Notes and already applied it to several spreadsheets, thank you very much.

Respectfully, Norm Nager

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Create 'ledger paper' in Excel
Authored by: osxpounder on Sep 07, '04 03:30:18PM

I like things just the way you are running them now, robg. Don't go changin'. Keep up the good work. I, too, check macosxhints first thing every weekday, to start my day, learn some new things, and, very often, improve my experience with OSX.


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Create 'ledger paper' in Excel
Authored by: morespace54 on Jun 07, '06 12:01:42PM

Totally agree... App Hints as well as System Hints are making OSXHints so much more than just a mac Website...

BTW, Could there be a way to "save" some hints I could take a quick look at my prefered (or most usefull) hints later on?

thks - keep it going Rob!

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