Site index

Click the About button on the left if you want to know about the author and why this site is here. Titles in the list below are clickable links.

Quick tips for better looking documents

Apply my presentational tweaks to your everyday work for more professional-looking documents that are easier to read.

Excel planner/diary page generator

Print diary/planner pages with two months per a sheet of paper.

Randomisation in Excel

Explore random numbers that don't repeat, randomly ordered lists and generating lottery numbers.

The Martingale system of betting

Can you beat the roulette wheel? I test a popular system, and so can you with my Martingale simulator.

Host multiple web sites on one account

Sometimes it's easy, sometimes impossible. I share my discoveries and the drastic step I took to get what I wanted.

Dial from a shortcut or command line

A small program available for download enables you to set up an auto-dial phone book on your desktop.

Random tiling patterns with Excel

Describes an Excel workbook with macros to randomly arrange square tiles.


This download enables you to set screen resolution, colour depth and refresh rate from shortcuts and scripts.


Take control of Control Panel – put anything you like in there!

Professional services

I offer professional services in software development, databases, data manipulation and writing. Find out more at IanSharpe.com.

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