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Open Thread: How are you using Excel?

Yesterday, I mentioned I'd been talking with someone who's looking at interesting things people are doing with Microsoft Excel. I talked to her again yesterday, and with her official okey-dokey, I'll virtually introduce Tralee Pearce (*waves*), a reporter from Toronto's Globe & Mail whom you might remember from a very swell article about the Hipster PDA.

So, by request -- and to help Tralee with fleshing out her fun-sounding article -- I hope you all will jump in here: What kind of cool, novel, and non-obvious stuff are you doing with Excel? What's the wildest, most obsessive, most nerdy thing you ever saw someone do with our favorite spreadsheet program?

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I use Excel for everything...

I use Excel for everything - a pwd list w/ categories, systems, etc.; personal inventory lists (tools, books, cds, movies) - although the larger of these migrated to Access. Project plan (simple outline w checkboxes) for restoring my classic car with tabs for parts purchases, good websites, build options (interior or powertrain combinations). Then all the normal stuff - taxes, home basis costs, budgeting, all the number crunching one has to do. Yep, I am a geek.




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