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Excel user and application developer since version 2.03
Self-employed as a consultant and software developer using Excel, Access and Visual Basic for Applications to meet the needs of customers in diverse occupations. Power user of Excel and Access since the first Windows versions. Previously managed software development for UK computer manufacturers. Prominent supporter of Excel on the Compuserve MSOffice forum since 1994. First European Excel MVP, 1995. Specialist areas: links, dictator applications. Provides free utilities for finding links in Excel workbooks (FINDLINK.XLA) and for changing links in all workbooks in a directory structure when reorganising servers etc. (LINKMGR.XLA), downloadable from http://www.manville.org.uk . Has not written books but has been technical editor for a number of popular advanced Excel books. Designed and delivered training courses in Excel/VBA for the leading UK training company (QA).