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For some time now, I’m evaluating my web server log files with Excel 2010. Yes, there are many other good tools for analyzing logfiles on the market and I’m also using some of them. However, Excel 2010 provides the function to easily import and filter the raw data of my logfiles. Unfortunately, with such amount of data, I’m often „loosing“ the line while reading on the screen. Ok, I can surely increase the zoom factor of the sheet or setup borders for the cells; my wish was, however, to have a tool which highlights the current line or column. As Excel does not provide such a feature, I decided to implement my own tool in VBA. The following screenshot shows the tool in action:

VBA Highlighter

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Mostafa Ashour Ashour is a program manager for Microsoft Maren, a new transliteration tool that allows users to communicate in traditional Arabic while typing on a Roman alphabet keyboard. This Tool can be download on the egyptian section of the Microsoft Site. This link is provided at the end of this article. As I have relatively large number of visitors to my site from arab countries (especially my article NETWORKDAYS.INTL() and WORKDAY.INTL() in Excel 2010), I though it may be a good idea to write about this tool. After downlading the tool, we can run the setup application.

Please note that some of the following screenshots were made on my German system,
I hope it would be clear what is meaned.

Microsoft Maren

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