John R. Durant's WebLog

Blog of "The" Office Developer

January, 2010

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About John R. Durant's WebLog

This blog is the main "pulpit" for Microsoft's Office Developer technologies-- although the opinions and views expressed are the author's own. John frequently writes about technical details, tools, and features that developers care about when building productivity solutions. He also adds the very popular "Rock Thought of the Day" to each post.

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    Excel 2010 XML Maps

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    We introduced Excel XML Map objects in Excel 2003. We carried those forward into Excel 2007 and, of course, into Excel 2010. I recently stumbled on an Excel developer blog by Roy Maclean , and I was really glad to see him exploring a scenario and sharing...
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    New Office Developer Guild Logos

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    The ODG logos have been updated with the new Office 2010 brand logo. Also, by request, I have added two smaller sizes of the logo for easier inclusion on Web sites and blogs. Below each image I've provided a corresponding friendly URL. http://go.microsoft...
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    New Office 2010 Developer Video

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    We just published a new video on MSDN that provides a great starting point for understanding what we're talking about when we speak about "Office 2010 productivity solutions". You can watch the video (~7 minutes long) by clicking the image below: http...
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    Excel VBA Cells and Hyperlinks

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    I track some information in Excel, and one of the columns is for a link to some location (blogs, Web sites, etc.). One of the things is that I don't want the URL to appear as it creates display issues (as shown here). I really want it to look like this...
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