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#### baobob

1. As an Object Pascal programmer, it never ceases to amaze me how

difficult it is, on occasion, to find out how to do the simplest of

things in Excel VBA.

So how do I return the greater of two integers? In Pascal, it's Max(x,

y). I mean, don't all languages have that simple construction?

But my VBA compiler doesn't recognize "Max". Not only that, but "max"

and "maximum" don't even appear in the Contents and Index. Nor does

VBA Help's list of math functions even mention that functionality. I

find that to be unbelievable.

2. I should probably ask this in a different thread, but: I routinely

search microsoft.public.excel.* for answers to these basic syntax

questions, and I often find absolutely no hits whatsoever on even the

commonest questions. For example, I just searched

microsoft.public.excel.programming for various combinations of "max",

"maximum" "greater of", "integers", etc. and all I get are threads on

much more specialized topics.

Now, I use Google Groups' interface into Newsnet. Is that my problem?

Does Google present only a crippled subset of Newsnet to the world? If

so, how crippled? Pathetically so? Should I be using a true news

reader instead?

Thanks much.

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