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Tag: Excel

XCOM Fan Game Being Made in Excel: EXLCOM

XCOM Fan Game Being Made in Excel: EXLCOM
Last year we saw The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening partially ported to Microsoft Excel using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Redditor crruzi is also using VBA and Excel to make his own XCOM game. Crruzi says he just learned to use VBA for work and is making EXLCOM to sharpen his skills.

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet
Many companies restrict access to certain apps and other software features to prevent people from goofing off. Redditor AyrA’s employer went further than that – his work computer has an application that monitors running processes. But smart slackers are tough to beat.
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Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda
Microsoft Office 2000 had a racing game Easter egg that can be unlocked through Excel. But Excelda is no secret. It’s a port of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening made with Visual Basic and Microsoft Excel.

HardlyWork.in: Make Your Facebook Feed Look Like an Excel Spreadsheet

HardlyWork.in: Make Your Facebook Feed Look Like an Excel Spreadsheet
Do you work in an office that still allows you to access Facebook? If you do, then check out this awesome stealth way of looking up on your news feed. It makes your feed look like an Excel spreadsheet.

Tulipk Lamp Printed in 3d, Designed in Microsoft Excel

Tulipk Lamp Printed in 3d, Designed in Microsoft Excel
While this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen a lamp designed on a computer, it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen where the primary design tool was Microsoft Excel. Ben Geebelen used Excel to create the pattern on his TulipK lamp, then used software called 3-matic and output it to a 3D printer to generate the tulip petals.

Ribbon Hero: Holy Crap! Microsoft Actually Went Through With It

Ribbon Hero: Holy Crap! Microsoft Actually Went Through With It
Remember the bit of news we shared a while back about Microsoft’s filing a trademark for “Ribbon Hero?” Well now the game/add-on/learning tool is available for download! It’s a manifestation of Mr. Schell’s vision of the future, but at least this time the game is for a product that a customer has a already bought and is primarily a learning tool, and an optional one at that, not a nagging advertisement.

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions
Artist Danielle Aubert creates pixelated masterpieces using Microsoft Excel, with surprisingly dazzling results. About the project, she says, “…the drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.

Classic Arcade Games Excel in Spreadsheets

Classic Arcade Games Excel in Spreadsheets
Sure, you could use your copy of Microsoft Excel to create the business model for your next big multi-million dollar venture, or to calculate last month’s sales for your used car dealership, but why not put it to some really good use and play some arcade games with it instead?
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