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Excel 2013 Spreadsheet Inquire

@article{OBeirne2014Excel2S,
  title={Excel 2013 Spreadsheet Inquire},
  author={Patrick O'Beirne},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2014},
  volume={abs/1401.7586}
}
Excel 2013 (version 15) includes an add-in 'Inquire ' 1 for auditing spreadsheets. We describe the evolution of such tools in the third-party mark etplace and assess the usefulness of Microsoft's own add-in in this context. We compare in detail the features of Inquire with similar products and make suggestions for how it co uld be enhanced. We offer a free helper add-in that in our opinion corrects one major short coming of Inquire. 
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