Martin Liss
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Over 40 years of programming experience. Expand my "Full Biography" to see links to some articles I've written.

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Full Biography

Over 40 years of programming experience in various languages including COBOL, APL and Visual Basic for 20 or so years.

Microsoft MVP 2009 - 2017
Experts Exchange MVE 2015 - 2016
Experts Exchange Top Expert Visual Basic Classic since 2012

While I prefer to answer questions on this site, you can reach me at Gmail by writing to MartinHLiss (Note the 'H'). You can also contact me at that email address if you'd like to discuss having me do freelance programming for you in VB6 or Excel VBA.

The following are articles that I've written. If you find them useful then please click the blue and white ‘Good Article?’ button at the bottom of the article. Thanks:)

VBA & VB6
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Using the Debugger: http://rdsrc.us/VUNFyl
Documenting changes to VB6 or VBA code: http://rdsrc.us/tBPAAI
Using Enums in VB6 and VBA: http://rdsrc.us/F4o2Cv
Automatic Insertion of Procedure Names in VBA and VB6 Code: http://rdsrc.us/XIXZcO
A Textbox ActiveX Control That Limits Input to Numbers:  http://rdsrc.us/ie7Jo4
Spell Check a Textbox: http://rdsrc.us/7UihOy 
How to Time Code: http://rdsrc.us/FblCxN
A Guide to Writing Understandable and Maintainable VBA Code: http://rdsrc.us/q9RcjO
How to store data of different types in the same array: http://rdsrc.us/MuSQoR
[NEW} A Game of Draw Poker: https://rdsrc.us/9uj8kI

VB6 Only
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Conditional Compilation: http://rdsrc.us/Cn7sgE
Dynamically Resize Form Controls: http://rdsrc.us/yJIO4U
Simple games - Tic-Tac-Toe, Hangman, and Blackjack: http://rdsrc.us/rrMjjh

VBA Only
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The magical floating ActiveX control: http://rdsrc.us/xCfGsi
Creating your own Excel formulas and doing the impossible: http://rdsrc.us/tCLxtc
Deleting Shapes - A warning: https://rdsrc.us/yOgFfd
Custom Document Properties in Excel: https://rdsrc.us/lFUBhj

Apple OS X
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An Experts Exchange Shortcut for the Truly Lazy: http://rdsrc.us/9kOfbV

Community
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Improved EE Formatting Tags: http://rdsrc.us/aQCjOB 
[NEW]  Use Google Translate to Improve Your Questions and Answers:  https://rdsrc.us/goeB1l
                                    

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English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Visual Basic Classic
Full Professional Proficiency
VBA
Full Professional Proficiency
Professional Background
Senior Programmer and later Programming Manager
Rolm
August 1980 – January 2001
Santa Clara, CA
Programmer
Datapoint
January 1980 – August 1980
Silicon Valley
Programmer
Diablo Data Systems
June 1979 – August 1979
Silicon Valley
Programmer
Xerox
July 1973 – June 1979
Rochester NY
Began Xerox full-time, in-house, programmer training December 1973. Graduated May 1974.
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Education
Syracuse University  
Organic Chemistry
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