Excel is a program that has proven useful to millions of people all over the world. It has a great many features that have captivated the imagination for many years. However, there are still more features that many are not aware of. Here is a quick and handy list of 5 things you didn’t know you could do in Excel.
1. Create a Working Flight Simulator
Many years ago at the dawn of the internet age, Excel included a working flight simulator as one of its 1997 program Easter eggs. How soon the public forgets! No one remembered this function until very recently when it once again began to turn heads. But the feature has been there all along and is available for you to make use of.
You can use your mouse to move your “plane” around. It will roll, buckle, speed up, and slow down as you desire. It is a working flight simulator that will give you thrills and chills as you use it. This is easily one of the coolest Easter egg features that Excel, or any other Microsoft program, has ever seen fit to include.
2. Create Some Amazing Digital Art
Another amazing thing that you can do with your Excel program is to use it to make some attention-grabbing digital art. An artist from Japan recently used the program to create some amazing art that no one would ever have thought was possible.
The reason he made use of Excel was because other programs are too complex to use or simply not cost-efficient enough for his needs. He, therefore, used the “auto shape” feature to create a series of unique and fascinating new digital images. The acclaim that he has gotten for his work has led many others to use Excel for their own art.
3. Create Some Amazing Stop Motion Animation
One of the most fascinating things that you can use Microsoft Excel for is also one of the last things you would ever expect to be able to do with it. But the fact of the matter is that you really can use the program to create a state of the art stop motion animation. The process is easier and more enjoyable than you may at first think.
4.Use It as a Handy Calendar
One of the best things that you can do with your Excel program is to use it as a handy Excel calendar. You can use this calendar to plan out your day to day schedule. This will be the best way to keep your day on track so that you can continue to be productive and profitable.
5. Revisit All of the Classic Video Games
Did you know that you can use your Microsoft Excel program to recreate all of your favorite video games? A few enterprising souls have even managed to bring to life incredible recreations of some of the most iconic games from the arcade era.
If you’ve ever had the urge to revisit Pacman, Tetris, Monopoly, or many others, Excel may be the perfect program to use. You can even use it to recreate more recent games such as Candy Crush Saga and 2048.
It’s Time to Diversify Your Excel Experience
Taking advantage of all of these new and handy features is sure to give you a new level of appreciation for the classic Excel program. These are just 5 great things that you never knew were possible in this program. However, there are countless other things waiting to be discovered.