No problems - if any further insights are gleaned just pass them on through here - I suggest I have another look at my spreadsheet revise it (yet again) to some basic settings, get rid of the fancy colours and get Pavel to set it up as a download by itself.
I was hoping to get the settings a bit more sophisticated but now realise that everyone is going to have their own way of doing things. For instance I was not into bracketing but after reading an old camera manual that I revere for about the 50th time I quit like the idea now of exposure bracketing and doing my own overlays to get the best balanced image.
The book is a film photographic book but still has about 2/3 useful for general (and therefore digital) camera technique. More a how to use a camera effectively - not kindergarten stuff though - useful summaries, diagrams, charts, illustrations etc - maybe there is an upgraded more recent edition. Must have been about the first I ever bought and still remains pretty useful:
"Michael Langford's 35mm Handbook - the problem solving book for every photographic situation": Published by Thomas Nelson in Australia : 1983 (1986 reprint - my age is showing) ISBN 0 17 006225 2 It is a slim volume but still quite practical. Surprisingly it is a UK book and printed in Italy. There are likely European/UK editions as well.