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You can get lots of useful information about Excel spreadsheets and macro programming from newsgroups. Just remember two things:

  1. Read the articles in a newsgroup for 2 - 4 weeks before you contribute with any of your own questions.
  2. Read the newsgroup FAQ before you post your own questions. The FAQ contains answers the most common questions made to the newsgroup. An updated FAQ is usually posted to the newsgroup every 2 - 4 weeks.
These newsgroups can be used to get information about spreadsheets and macro programming:
comp.apps.spreadsheets: all types of spreadsheets.
microsoft.public.excel.programming: macro programming in Excel.
microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions: worksheet functions in Excel.
You can connect directly to Microsoft's newsserver:

If you are in a hurry to get an answer to a specific problem, you can use the Google Usenet Archive (former Deja News) or another search engine that indexes the newsgroup discussions.

You can find the latest copy of the FAQ for the news-group comp.apps.spreadsheets at this website:
I recommend that you also read Hints and tips for new posters by Chip Pearson.

All Microsoft public newsgroups are available on the web: