Is there a way to add a function to the customized status bar in Excel 2007?
I want to include a subtract method next to functions such as SUM, COUNT, AVERAGE, etc.
Here's a workaround. I took IBM's opening and closing stock prices for the month (from http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ibm/historical) and then duplicated the data in the negative:
Now I can subtract any two numbers by selecting one and the negative of the other. For example, IBM gained 57¢ in trading on 9/14:
Dick Kusleika addressed this in 2004, see here:
(look through the comments on the article too.) A drawback with this approach is that Excel's standard status messages are no longer visible.