Welcome to the
Byg Utilities Lite, a series of
add-ins designed by Excel specialists to help you most out of your
investment in Excel.
Byg Utilities Lite
Download and run the .exe file.
This will install the files either in the default directory or one of your
In Excel, on the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
If “Byg Utilities Lite” is not listed in the
Add-Ins dialog box, click Browse and locate where you installed
the program (see above)
Select the “Byg Utilities Lite" check box.
Click on "OK"
3)Managing your memory
can load any tool by selecting it from the "BygLite" menu.
Management Centre gives you additional control over utilities. During an Excel
session it tells you which utilities are in memory, and lets you decide which:
are automatically loaded when
you launch Excel,
you want to keep in memory,
you want to remove from
a)Screen shot of the Management Centre dialog
b)Description of choices
the side of each tool name there are two check boxes. By checking any of the
left boxes, those utilities will load automatically when you launch Excel.
checking or clearing the right boxes, you can load and unload utilities
during an Excel session.
removing the check from the "Auto Open" box, no utilities will
automatically load when Excel is launched.
The Byg Utilities Lite Toolbar
The Byg Utilities Lite
The Byg Utiliites Lite Tools
This increases Excel's Data Fill functionality by adding some
new options, one of which allows you to fill ranges in one go
without doing any mental arithmetic.
With these two new options, filling a rectangular range in now a
xRows fills the highlighted area sequentially by row.
xColumns fills the highlighted area sequentially by column.
If you did not put a start value in the source cell, no problem. Byg Utilities Lite - Data Fill will default to zero.
What's more, if you do not like zero, or whatever number was in that
cell, then just change it in the start value box.
Selected range Adjust the range you want to use without losing any settings you
may already have made.
Clear selected range Check this box if you want the selected range cleared before the
new data is inserted. The default is an unchecked box which lets you
retain data in the selected area if your Data Fill
choice would not otherwise overwrite everything.
You can select a rectangular range of cells, which can be the:
current region, bounded by any combination of blank rows or
blank columns, or
any area where the active cell becomes the corner of the
range, and the other extremes are bounded by blank rows or blank
Range and Text
Select an area and change the case of the text to:
Just make the initial letter upper case, or
Do not make any changes at all.
If you have to do some word-processing within a speadsheet,
here is easy access to Excel's text justification.
Toggle Wrap toggles the "Wrap Text" value found in Format,
Cells, Alignment. If you have selected a range of mixed "Wrap
Text" values i.e., some TRUE and some FALSE, then they all
Selected Formula Recalc recalculates only the cells in the
Force Blanks and Numbers is especially useful where data has
been imported and been incorrectly interpreted by Excel, e.g.,
it insists on reading a date as text.
Interactively split or freeze your windows vertically,
horizontally or both.
Gives you far more control than Excel's menu option allows.
The current position is not changed until you select one of
Watch as you make those fine adjustments to row heights and
Use the Standard button to set the width and height to the
sheet's standard settings.
With the Reset button, restore the settings you started
Changes to widths and heights are made in
"0.125" unit increments when you click on an arrow, or by
"10" unit increments when you click in the scrollbar body
The "Reset" button sets everything back to where you
The "Standard" button changes the row height and column
width to the default, or standard, settings.
This utility only deals with the row and column where they
intersect at the active cell.
With Byg Utilities Lite - Interactive Zoom you can see what your
screen will look like while you're adjusting it! No more guessing
what it will look like after you've adjusted the zoom setting.
You can use the pre-selected ratios from 25% to 400%, or fit
your selection to the screen.
The scroll bar to the side of the selections allows you to
adjust the zooming at 1% intervals by clicking on the arrows, or
10% intervals by clicking in the body.
The horizontal scroll bar, to the left of the "End" key,
lets you move the screen left and right, and the vertical scroll
bar, above the "End" key, lets you move the screen up and down.
Just in case you decide you don't want to change anything
after all, just press the "Original" button, and everything is
as it was.
What's the date and time? This handy clock is only a click away.
Place reminder notes on your work.
They are placed wherever your active cell is.
They can be traditional yellow, warning red, discrete white, or
By default, they all include the date and time, all have a shadow
border, and are printable. Any of these can be changed by removing
the check from the appropriate box.
If you've got lots of these notes placed over your work, and your
boss wants a copy of it immediately, no problem. Just click on the
Byg Utilities Lite - Notelets button and click on the "Hide all
notes" option button. After printing, click on "Show all notes" and
they are back again.
Produce diary page inserts for your personal organiser.
Pre-populate the diary with your own important dates (wife's
birthday, secretary's birthday) in bold or light format.
Julian dates counting up and down.
Add your own footer message.
As there are so many shapes and sizes of organiser
available, the page is not formatted for any particular page
To add dates and the footer message you will need to edit the
bu_lite.ini file. Ini files are text files that you can edit
with Notepad. Below is an extract from the supplied file.
the footer message by editing the "Message" variable in the Diary
Add, remove or amend anniversary entries in the "Anni" section.
The format for the variable is mm-dd.
Message=Change this message in the Diary section of Bu_Lite.Ini
01-01=New Year's Day
03-01=First of March
04-01=All Fools Day
11-05=Guy Fawkes Night
Just when you thought you weren't going to win, along comes this
timely utility that could change your luck. But remember, if you win
and haven't registered your copy of the Byg Utilities Lite, it
belongs to the BYG.
This will help stop all those arguments in the office lottery pool
about which combinations of numbers to use. In the dialog box just
enter the number of numbers you want to pick, then the highest
number, and finally how many selections you want to make. Then
choose whether you want the results on the current sheet, a new
sheet, or in a new workbook. Finally, decide whether you want the
numbers sorted (it helps when you are checking the results, trying
to find your winning line).
From year 1 AD to 30,000 AD, with Pope Gregory's correction made
The Gregorian calendar was adopted in Great Britain when the day
after September 2, 1752 became September 14, 1752. The same Act of
Parliament saw New Year's Day change from April 1st to January 1st.
A special note for Americans concerning Pope Gregory and George
Washington. According to the new calendar, George, the eldest son of
Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball Washington,
was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia,.
Under the old calendar he was born on February 11, 1731. This sounds
like a good excuse for two parties.
A special note for Brits concerning Pope Gregory and the British tax
year. Britains paid their taxes on the last quarter day of the year
which, until the change in calendar, was 25 March. The Brits didn't
like the idea of paying their taxes 11 days early, so the government
moved the end of the tax year, by 11 days, to 5th April, which has
meant that since then the new tax year has always begun on 6th
British companies can also spend £75 per annum on employee
entertainment free of tax - this sounds like an excuse for several
View how these changes affect your work as you change the check
boxes. You control all these features, interactively, from one
Change the gridlines colour
Row and Column Headings
Horizontal Scroll Bar
Vertical Scroll Bar
Tip You can select, or
deselect, all these settings by using the 'All on' or 'All off'
Odds and Sundries
This is a collection of tools that have been useful over the
Background. Add a background picture to any Excel 7 or 8
Clear Caption. Reset the title bar area in the main Excel
Clear Print Area. Set the print area to the entire sheet.
Clear Statusbar. Restore the default status bar text.
Copy Current Sheet. Makes a duplicate of the current sheet,
and prompts you to confirm or change the default name.
File Open; but without running any "auto_open" macros.
Hairline Border; the same size as gridlines - useful when
they are turned off.
Header and Footer; replaces a sheet's header and footer with
your choice. It's not always possible to add new sheets with the
headers and footers you want, for example, if you are using
someone else's PC. When you get back to your own machine, this
utility can insert your preferred choice.A dialog box lets you
input your own header and footers which you can then apply to
the current page. There is also a save option so you can store
choices for future use.
Remove Menus; use this when the menubar gets cluttered with
lots of e.g. test menus, then…
Restore Menus; puts back the Excel default.
You can include these codes as a part of the header and footer
properties. Check out the examples.
Format Code Description
Aligns the following characters