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Excel 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
Excel 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
by John Green
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but can do better, 8 Mar 2010
Prior to buying this, I had two other VBA books, Walkenbach's VBA for dummies and the same authors' Professional Excel Development 2nd Edition. I highlt recommend these books, but found that there's a gap in moving from the Dummies book up to the Professional Development Text.

I bought this book to fill the gap. While it does cover some of the aspects I was looking for - ribbon X and working with texst files it's tough to work through as you need to read all pages. The effort needed to get through sometimes seems too great and I find that I revert to looking at the other two books plus google searches. Perhaps I was spoiled by getting my hands on the other texts, but by cmoparison, their layout makes life much easier.

If I was asked again as to what's the best approach, I would have gone for Walkenbach's VBA Power Programming. There's a reasonable level of overlap with the Dummies book (which is a great intro to VBA), but his style of explaining how to do things, and use of many smaller examples is a real plus point

In summary, good but can do better.


Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks)
Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks)
by Dana Bielec
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.29

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a grammar book, 5 July 2009
I disagree with the other reviewer. Perhaps the problem is the title of this book. "Basic Polish" in big letters, but beneath this, a grammar and workbook in small letters - which is what the book is actually about.

It won't teach you Polish, only how the cases are applied, through multiple examples. It is the repetitiveness of the examples that generates the benefits. This book is probably geared at someone with more than around 20-30 hours polish lessons behind them. At this point, basic words cease to be as useful as they were and you're looking to construct sentences. Probably, your teacher will have introduced you to some basic cases like the accusative or the locative, which may confuse you as there are some many different declinations even within the same case. however, this is when the book becomes very useful.

It also helps reinforce your vocabulary, because new words are repeated in later later chapters and there's a basic dictionary at the back (polish - english only).

So, not a first choice book for a learner as it's dry material. Instead, try ordering Hurra po polsku. However, this is a useful companion as and when your teacher introduces each new case.


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