Whoops! Didn’t mean to go this long without an update. So what am I doing now? For the last month or so I have been working on the last part of Neo / Ipsum. Thats right Neo / Ipsum for Excel!
So what the hell does Neo / Ipsum for Excel do? Based on my last to versions you might expect it to just put random phrases in to a grid. But that wouldn’t be all that useful, and instead it makes a table of data with the Ipsums being one of the labels and the other label being a number (Integer, date, or time). The data is randomized with several options for the user to choose from for customization.
While making Neo / Ipsum I have, as my dad puts it, learned to swear like a programmer. But the frustrations I had with PowerPoint and Word don’t compare to the frustrations with Excel. At least with PowerPoint and Word all my problems were based on the coding and not the tools I use to code. Excel fought with me to even write code in it. And if I hadn’t done the programing in the other two first I would have been lost with some of the problems I faced with Excel.
In addition I have been working on an update for all of the Neo / Ipsums. The update will allow Neo / Ipsum to remember the last set of options you had selected for use. This way if you like to use a specific setting you won’t have to reselect it every time. This feature is working in the Excel version but still requires more testing before putting it in to the live versions of Neo / Ipsum.