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  • 1.  What unusual ways do you use excel?

    Venanite
    Posted 21 days ago
    This accidentally came up on a call this week. Someone shared a piece of feedback and I said I was going to add it to my feel-good excel. I didn't realise this was strange until messages started pouring in asking what was a "feel-good" excel. Turns out I have managed to integrate excel into every aspect of my life.

    So two questions:
    1. As fellow excel lovers, do you maintain a feel-good excel where you keep positive feedback, recommendations, impressive project metrics, achievements, etc? 
    2. What unusual ways have you integrated excel into your life?


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    Olivia MacDonald
    Manager, Financial Systems and Operations
    PwC
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  • 2.  RE: What unusual ways do you use excel?

    Venanite
    Posted 17 days ago
    I love that idea of a "feel good" Excel! It's like a very organized diary of all your achievements and something to look at when you need a pick-me-up. I don't currently do that, but something I'd love to start 👀

    As for unusual ways I've used Excel - I like to use it to track my workouts! I like to track the weight and reps of exercises, and I track the distance and time for my runs as well! 🏃‍♀️

    There are more ways other community members have used Excel - feel free to take a look here as well! 😄

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    Irene Tang
    Community Marketing Manager
    Vena Solutions
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  • 3.  RE: What unusual ways do you use excel?

    Venanite
    Posted 16 days ago
    Dang, I can't believe I missed Jayne's thread! Some great examples in there

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    Olivia MacDonald
    Manager, Financial Systems and Operations
    PwC
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  • 4.  RE: What unusual ways do you use excel?

    Posted 17 days ago
    That's a cool idea :)
    Although I don't keep track of these, I do feel very satisfied when I create a new template or model. It's definitely a great feeling!

    As for using excel, as I am a part of organizing a dance festival, I created spreadsheets for figuring out volunteer schedules, organizing airport pickups for artists, scoring for level assessments, etc. I like being organized :)

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    Alyona zhuravleva
    Analyst
    Rakuten Kobo
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  • 5.  RE: What unusual ways do you use excel?

    Venanite
    Posted 7 days ago
    I love this concept of a "feel-good" Excel @Olivia MacDonald! I am starting one now.

    I do not have time for this trend, but I am fascinated with spreadsheet artists like 73 year old Tatsuo Horiuchi. Such an unusual highly creative use of Excel! ​

    Tatsuo Horiuchi Excel art


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    Sarah Carter
    Marketing
    Vena Solutions
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  • 6.  RE: What unusual ways do you use excel?

    Venanite
    Posted 6 days ago
    Fun/ Unusual Use:

    - during the pandemic, we had weekly trivia where the scoring/ leaderboard was on excel

    Work Related:

    - often export data directly from marketing/ social platforms so I can manipulate the data on excel during analysis

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    Nick Kashty
    Digital Strategy Lead
    Vena
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