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Old 22.01.2015, 11:17
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System rant

Dear Sys Admin,

If I spend 2 days working on a <insert expletive>ing complicated excel file, saving it at regular intervals, I do not expect:
1) For when Excel crashes to toast all the complex formulas and formatting
2) For the "restore previous version" to give me ones from a week ago.

I enclose a large spike for you to insert.

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Old 22.01.2015, 11:20
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Re: System rant

Microsoft.
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Old 22.01.2015, 11:35
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Re: System rant

i also say screw microsoft, things went down hill after about 2001, but what's the alternative open office? thank god I don't have to work on spreadsheets any more.
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Old 22.01.2015, 11:41
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Re: System rant

Storing the documents on a authorised server with appropriate back-up systems in place - Sysadmin's problem

Storing the documents locally on a dodgy laptop (they're all dodgy these days), not making use of the "Save as" feature and not doing regular backups - Your problem.
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Old 22.01.2015, 11:43
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Dear Sys Admin,

If I spend 2 days working on a <insert expletive>ing complicated excel file, saving it at regular intervals, I do not expect:
1) For when Excel crashes to toast all the complex formulas and formatting
2) For the "restore previous version" to give me ones from a week ago.

I enclose a large spike for you to insert.

Regards

Your mortal enemy
When writing VBA code for Excel, I tend to implement a version control locally to my PC which I'd update a few times a day (as well as the server back up).

I expect that kind of thing is not allowed in the finance world though.
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Old 22.01.2015, 11:47
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Dear Sys Admin,

If I spend 2 days working on a <insert expletive>ing complicated excel file, saving it at regular intervals, I do not expect:
1) For when Excel crashes to toast all the complex formulas and formatting
2) For the "restore previous version" to give me ones from a week ago.

I enclose a large spike for you to insert.

Regards

Your mortal enemy
perhaps we should open a "Junior Consultant Problem Thread"
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Old 22.01.2015, 11:56
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Re: System rant

I blame the IT BA for making such a crappy file in the first place who thinks strikethrough and a fill format change is perfectly acceptable to indicate a functional change!

This is someone who saves the file to sharepoint with links to LOCAL files!
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Save AS version no.

I hate Open Office spreadsh*ts.
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Old 22.01.2015, 12:39
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tried checking the Autorecover directory ??? C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\
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Old 22.01.2015, 12:59
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tried checking the Autorecover directory ??? C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\
Yep! Nothing!

After and hour of redoing stuff - it has done the same thing. I'm going for a 3 hour lunch - pass the wine list!
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Old 22.01.2015, 18:13
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Re: System rant

I could lend you my copy of "Excel for dummies" if you want

Hope lunch was good !
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Old 22.01.2015, 18:19
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Ftfy?
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