This is an old post of mine that still appears to be relevant. It's covers some Visual Basic code that can be installed as a User Defined Function (UDF) in Microsoft Excel (or, Microsoft Access) to easily convert Salesforce 15 character IDs to the “unique”, required by Microsoft applications, form of 18 characters … and a YouTube video to get you started. Enjoy!
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