An alternative version of the technical function library without the VBA reference to the DAO object library. If want to use the workbooks using AS4600 then DAO is required, otherwise it is not. There are functions available so that workbooks for design to AS4600 can be written without DAO: the functions how ever require a lot of section properties to be passed to them, to avoid that they were wrapped into functions which only need the section name and grab the required data from MS Access datafiles (which is more robust and reliable then lookup on MS Excel worksheets.).
For information on setting up MS Excel environment refer to the following post: