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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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Mine maybe similar to what...

Mine maybe similar to what Beth said earlier so I'll have to follow up on her reference. I did my own Excel workbook to track my running. Each sheet covers a year to log the number of days and miles run. I have from 2000 through 2006 currently so I can review charts on days, or miles, or avg/miles per day. Separate sheets track race results, 5K, avg mile pace per race, etc. Not terribly geeking but effective.




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