The Modeller's Miscellany - #43

Macs, Sheets, and Donald Trump

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Donald Trump and his new spreadsheet

According to a report from Indy100, Trump’s White House aides have been inundated with so many requests for pardons that they’ve had to turn to the trusty old spreadsheet to keep track of them.

Good news for Mac modellers

Microsoft has been working hard to improve the Office experience for Mac users.

From January 2021, Mac users will benefit from redesigned flagship Office apps which focus on simplicity, collaboration, and ease of use.

The importance of managing cash flow during a crisis

Four bankers from CIBC in the US discuss the importance of cash flow management, supported by financial modelling, in this article from the Boston Business Journal.

2020, arguably more than any other year for a generation, has reminded us that the outputs and insights provided by financial models can make or break companies at any stage of their life cycle.

Google introduces a macro converter for Sheets

Sheets users will know that macros can be created natively, but this new conversion add-in will help teams convert existing macros from Microsoft Excel into Google Sheets.

You can read more about it in this article from

And finally . . . we wish you unlimited happiness and good fortune in 2021

It’s hard to think of a year when this could have been meant more sincerely. 2020 has been “interesting” to say the least.

We hope you are safe and well, and we’ll see you back for more modelling news in 2021 (we’ll be taking a break ourselves until the new year).

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