Since using R, I have started generally storing my data in tab delimited text files. I tend to edit this data in Excel. Excel is easier to use than the current editor built into R.
An annoyance, however, was that Excel kept on bringing up warning messages every time that I tried to save my tab delimited data file. These messages warned that certain features will not be saved and that only one worksheet can be saved.
These warnings are appropriate if you don’t know what you are doing. However, in my case, I knew what I wanted to do. I also knew that I did not want to press five warning boxes just to save and close a tab delimited data file.
To solve the problem I wrote two ultra-simple macros, the code for which is shown below:
I currently use Excel 2007, which allows for adding a personal macro project, which can let macros be available across workbooks. I also added icons to the Quick Access Toolbar that trigger the macros.
My sanity is now slightly restored.