About Simon

Simon Murphy is dedicated software developer specialising in extending Excel using a range of database technologies and programming environments. His skills have been honed over 15 years commercial development experience as a consultant and contractor across Europe and across industries and business functions. He also contributes regularly on the Excel-L developers list, Microsoft.Public.Excel.Programming, and Eusprig (European Spreadsheet Risks Group).

WordPress kept telling me to upload a picture so I did – then it displays it too small to see. So here is is a bit bigger:


Of course I dabbed as soon as the shutter shut.

10 Responses to “About Simon”

  1. Robin Porter Says:

    Just popped in to say hullo, Simon. Nice job! See you back on the List.

  2. Adriana Alexandrescu Says:

    Hi Simon,

    I would like to send you a private message can I use this or do you have an e-mail where I can contact you directly. It’s about an Excel spreadsheet project.

    Thanks and regards

  3. Simon Murphy Says:

    Well spotted – I seem to have forgotten to provide any contact details.
    My email address is:
    (I’ll sort out a contacts page too)

  4. Bob Phillips Says:

    How about guest authors?

  5. Simon Says:

    I hadn’t really thought about it, I’ve only just got the blog nearly working right. I think its a good idea, and maybe something to consider in a while when things calm down.

  6. Ian Fox Says:

    Yo Simon,

    Love the blog, I have never been so informed about excel before.

    Anyway happy new year to you and yours.


  7. Barry Says:

    Hi Simon,

    I would appreciate if you could get in touch with me when you get a chance.


  8. Charles Davies Says:

    Hi Sim

    Finanlly got round to installing Office 2007 (about time I got rid of that dodgy office 2000 copy ;-)), and I’ve found this gem:

    My spreadsheet invoices have an image in them for my logo. If I do Print Preview > Page Setup > Header & Footer > Custom Footer, and just cancel Excel kindly open up an Insert Picture dialog box, nice! Have you seen this before?


  9. Simon Says:

    I’m not using 2007 for anything except moaning about at the mo ;-)

  10. Charles Davies Says:

    Really, hadn’t noticed ;-)

    For what it’s worth I removed the alternate text from the image properties and it’s ok now. Weird piece of …

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