Word to Excel Breaks

  1. In Word replace all the paragraph marks with a unique character.
  2. In Excel replace the unique character with the Excel line break character.
  3. In the Replace field, enter the following Alt code: Alt+0010. This code enters in a single line break. You will not see this character but the cursor may change.

Note, to enter an Alt code, hold down the Alt key as you type the digits on the numeric keypad. It may help to have Num Lock on.


Excel Reverse Pivot Table

Excel VBA to reverse a Pivot Table. You can always trust finding Excel stuff if you use J-Walk as part of the search.
Sub ReversePivotTable()
' Before running this, make sure you have a summary table with column headers.
' The output table will have three columns.
	Dim SummaryTable As Range, OutputRange As Range
	Dim OutRow As Long
	Dim r As Long, c As Long
	On Error Resume Next
	Set SummaryTable = ActiveCell.CurrentRegion
	If SummaryTable.Count = 1 Or SummaryTable.Rows.Count < 3 Then
		MsgBox "Select a cell within the summary table.", vbCritical
		Exit Sub
	End If
	Set OutputRange = Application.InputBox(prompt:="Select a cell for the 3-column output", Type:=8)
' Convert the range
	OutRow = 2
	Application.ScreenUpdating = False
	OutputRange.Range("A1:C3") = Array("Column1", "Column2", "Column3")
	For r = 2 To SummaryTable.Rows.Count
		For c = 2 To SummaryTable.Columns.Count
			OutputRange.Cells(OutRow, 1) = SummaryTable.Cells(r, 1)
			OutputRange.Cells(OutRow, 2) = SummaryTable.Cells(1, c)
			OutputRange.Cells(OutRow, 3) = SummaryTable.Cells(r, c)
			OutputRange.Cells(OutRow, 3).NumberFormat = SummaryTable.Cells(r, c).NumberFormat
			OutRow = OutRow + 1
			Next c
			Next r
		End Sub

What’s In a Website

A website is made of many components.

  1. Servers and software. You can host it in many ways. WordPress is a CMS and you can put onto WordPress.com
  2. Site setup, logins etc. Different levels can be setup: Admin, editor etc.
  3. Site layout, types of pages and posts, templated.
  4. Site behaviour, hover, parallax etc.
  5. Colours, backgrounds, borders, rounded edges, spacing, drop shadows etc.
  6. Fonts and font sizes
  7. Borders
  8. Site content: Images, icons, and text editing.

100 Years Ago Passchendaele

This isn’t my Grandfather Frank Clifford Butterworth but he was wounded exactly 100 years ago in the Battle of Passchendaele.

The commitment to service is strikingly shown in the form below: “Terms of Service: Duration of war”

He was wounded in his face, shoulder and leg.

  • His shoulder wound severed a major artery. The records show he received a litre of blood.
  • He never gained normal function of his arm.
  • His facial would was severe enough to later cause an infected parotid gland (the salivary gland).

He ended up in a hospital in England and was “invalided” to Canada October 18, 2018 for further months of recovery.

Note if you are interested you can access Personnel Records of the First World War here.

Canmore Folk Festival Bruce Cockburn

40th Anniversary of the Canmore Folk Music Festival. It rained but ended well before the Blackie and the Rodeo King’s rocking set followed up by Bruce Cockburn’s performance which ended too soon. He did some of it with Colin Linden of Black and the Rodeo Kings. They have fun performing together! Colin was producer of the new album coming out mid September which I’m eagerly awaiting.

Here’s a recent nice short interview with him.