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New installer system for Rainbow 12.4

New installer system for Rainbow 12.4

For 12 years Rainbow didn't have an installer; you had to install the add-in file (RainbowPro.xlam) yourself, which in fact you can still do. Then in 2013 we realised that not all spreadsheet users are techie types, and so we used some proprietary third-party software...

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Clear forgotten passwords with Rainbow 12.3

Clear forgotten passwords with Rainbow 12.3

Most of us know that sinking feeling of looking at an old spreadsheet where the sheets or the workbook structure are password-protected, and realising that we have absolutely no idea what is the correct password! And if you can't unprotect some or all of the sheets,...

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Take control of calculations with Rainbow 12.2

Take control of calculations with Rainbow 12.2

In Rainbow 12.2 we've focused on spreadsheet calculations, with two new features. One gives you precise control over how you run calculations, and the other lets you see how calculations are repeated throughout a spreadsheet. The new Calc Manager function lets you...

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New easy menu system in Rainbow 12.1

New easy menu system in Rainbow 12.1

We've been thinking for a while about how to make it easy to find all Rainbow's functions, even the ones hidden away under the buttons on the Rainbow tab. And we've now found a way to do this with a new easy menu system that works seamlessly within the existing tab....

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Find hidden cells and risky macros

Find hidden cells and risky macros

In version 12 of Rainbow we've added several new risk analysis options to the Risk Map function. We've done this by moving some "mapping" options from the last Risk Map tab across to the Logic Analysis function (see previous post). And we've also added an option to...

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Clean up phantom links and custom formats

Clean up phantom links and custom formats

Have you ever had that sinking feeling when a colleague sends you a spreadsheet with the request to "just take a quick look at this"? And you find the spreadsheet takes ages to open, seems to have lots of strange links (although Excel lists only a few on the Data...

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Map your spreadsheet structure with Logic Analysis

Map your spreadsheet structure with Logic Analysis

Have you ever wished for a spreadsheet analysis tool that lets you see at a glance the structure and layout of your spreadsheets? In Rainbow version 12, the new Cells and Data tabs in the Logic Analysis function let you do this very quickly and easily. For a practical...

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Rainbow 12.0 brings new functionality

Rainbow 12.0 brings new functionality

We're proud to announce the release of Rainbow version 12.0, which brings more new features than we can cover in a single post. Some of the highlights are: Analysis options in Risk Map and Logic Analysis increased from 36 to 48. Recognition of new features in Excel...

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Usability improvements in Rainbow 11.4

Usability improvements in Rainbow 11.4

With Rainbow 11.4 our main focus has been on usability rather than new functions. We've gone behind the scenes to optimise some of the user interface code, and you'll now find that Rainbow loads more quickly, and starts individual functions more smoothly and with less...

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