COUNTA() function in OpenOffice

Just discovered the COUNTA() function in OpenOffice (probably also in other spreadsheets like M$ Excel). This enables you to count the number of cells that contain any text, unlike COUNT(), which only counts cells that have content in numbers (e.g. “2,4,6, eight” would return “3”). The same sequence using COUNTA() returns “4”. I found this … Continue reading

Microsoft banned from selling Word

So, Microsoft have, once again, been in trouble with the courts. This time it’s in the USA. In their latest skirmish, they have been found guilty of infringing patents (oh, the irony!) relating to XML in their flagship programme Word™. As the BBC News website says, XML is used in recent versions of Microsoft’s word-processer … Continue reading

Romero the Musical

Working on a website for a new musical about Oscar Romero, Archbishop in El Salvador, assassinated in 1980 for daring to speak out for social justice. The musical was written by George Daly (text) and Liam Bauress (music), and orchestrated by Richard Benbow. This website aims to provide a complete downloadable package to help any … Continue reading