Introducing ExcelCampus.com’s fearless leader Jon Acampora. Jon is a surfer/analyst from sunny southern California. He is a recent Excel MVP and is best known for the solutions and Add-ins that are available on his site. During our interview, Jon explains what an Add-in is, and how he learned to build them. He started with Excel straight out of college, using Excel for Accounting, Finance, Inventory management, etc. He further discusses when you are in “add-in territory” and when you are not. Jon started learning to build Add-in by recording macros and deconstructing them. This is a good interview for the wannabe Excel programmer.
In the first few moments of the discussion, Jon announces that he is giving away a few copies of his Excel Add-in TAB HOUND that was released the same week. To win, you have to comment one the strangest ways that you have used VLookup. Scroll down to the comments section to see several of the entries. Pickle-flavored drink? Seriously? 🙂
Remember Clippy? What about that Wizard in the turbine that used to pop out of Excel and ask you about your day? Remember the dog/puppy? The days before the ribbon and the million rows? In this episode the panel discusses how Excel used to look and changes in the form and functionality throughout the years. The good and the bad.
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