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    Suggestion - Office version selector when posting new threads



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    Hi there...

    If I have not overseen it and if it is possible, I would like to suggest the possibility for the
    user to indicate his Office/Excel version when posting threads.

    Best regards :-)

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    Hi Mourad,

    Yeah, I've been thinking that most times I've answered questions, just haven't had the time to get back and implement it. I wonder though... should it be an option when posting, or should it be a mandatory field in the user profile that shows up next to the users name each time they post?
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    Problem with profile info Ken is keeping it up-to-date. This is my VBAX profile

    Laptop 1 - Windows XP Pro, Office 2000,
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    Hi Ken,

    IMHO, it may perhaps be better, if a user can choose the version while writing his post;
    because there may perhaps be some users who are using multiple versions of Excel;
    for example at home and at work.

    Best regards :-)

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    Hi Ken

    IMO it should be the poster who enters for what version of Excel they are seeking a solution.
    If there was any way this could be an enforced entry on originating a question, then I think this would help.

    I have all versions of Excel on my machine(s) from 97 through to 2010, and XP, Vista and Windows 7 available.
    Primarily, I spend my time in Windows 7, and in Excel 2010.
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    Hi all,
    The OP should have the option to indicate versions of Windows and Office/Excel in use. In it's simplest form the ops could just start with that information. It's quite irrelevant what the people who answer the questions use.
    Kind regards,
    Dennis

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    I'm just trying to think through how this one would work... would forcing a preface to a thread title (Office 2007:my thread title) be in order? I believe that vBulletin has built in support for that...
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    I think you need to be wary Ken. It is relatively few cases where the version of Excel is an issue, and it usually comes out in the end. Forcing something is never a good idea.

    Personally, I would not go that route.

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    Maybe, Bob... I'm not totally sure... I see that the major breaking point is between Excel <= 2003 and Excel >= 2007. There were a lot of changes introduced that were siginificant... the Ribbon, Pivot Table changes, Conditional Formatting and so on.

    I hear what you're saying though. Ideally it would be nice if you could tag your profile, but have a way to keep it up to date. I'd rather not put in nag screens to remind people though... that would just be irritating.

    The reality too is that the people you really want to know from probably wouldn't fill in the field anyway!

    I'm really tied on this one.
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    I agree about 2003/2007 Ken, but the question usually gives it away.

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