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2020 Versions

Written on June 13, 2019 at 8:24 am, by

The 2020 versions of Holiday Scheduler are now available. Send an e-mail to to order a copy.

Avoid potential problems with Windows 10 and Office 2013

Written on July 12, 2016 at 8:37 am, by

In some instances when customers have installed Windows 10 and Office 2013 they have found that the macros in Holiday Scheduler have been disabled and in one instance removed. A way of avoiding this is to make the folder in which you keep Holiday Scheduler a “Trusted Location”. You can do this in “Excel Options”  Continue Reading »

Digital Signatures

Written on December 31, 2015 at 10:19 am, by

Up until recently copies of the Holiday Scheduler could be downloaded from the website for potential customers to carry out a free trial. This required the storing of all versions of Holiday Scheduler on the internet. To ensure none of these copies had been tampered with each one contained a digital signature. We have now  Continue Reading »

New Feature in Individual Calendars

Written on December 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm, by

One feature that has been added to the days based Holiday Scheduler is the refreshing of the formulae in each cell of “Individual Calendars”. When you go to “Individual Calendars” a piece of code will copy the formulae from a hidden sheet and replace the formulae in the “Individual Calendars” page. If there have been  Continue Reading »

Potential Problem with Office 2013

Written on April 12, 2013 at 10:01 am, by

When one of our customers installed Office 2013 on one of their PCs they suddenly could no longer get the Holiday Scheduler to function. Thanks to some investigative work by Chris Quick of Crusade Computer Solutions it was discovered that in Excel 2013 there is a limit to the number of characters in the file  Continue Reading »

The importance of back-ups, filenames and password protection.

Written on March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am, by

The recent experiences of two Holiday Scheduler customers demonstrate the importance of backing up your files. The experience of the first customer was that he managed to overwrite his current staff holiday planner with the original blank file whilst moving some old files from his laptop. Unfortunately he stored the file in a location that  Continue Reading »

Useful Tips

Written on February 11, 2013 at 11:15 am, by

One thing that we have discovered over the years is that customers are not always aware or have forgotten some of the useful features of Holiday Scheduler. Therefore in this blog we will occasionally describe some of these features. Password Protection If you wish only certain people to modify the holiday scheduler yet want all  Continue Reading »

Another Useful Tip

Written on January 17, 2013 at 11:19 am, by

The order in which employees are displayed in each of the monthly sheets can be changed. By clicking on the title “Name” the list is sorted in alphabetical order, by clicking on “Department” the departments are sorted alphabetically and by clicking on “Reset” it is ordered as it is in the “Input Names” sheet. What some  Continue Reading »