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Are You a Spreadsheet Junkie?
You might be a spreadsheet junkie if...
- You think the fifth integer is "Windows"
- On Usenet, you check comp.apps.spreadsheets even
- Your doctor recommends an IV - and you think of the last column
in a worksheet
- You try to press Alt+F4 when you need to close your car window.
- You think the song "Home on the Range" refers to
- While driving down the street, you are confused by the numbers
on the houses - they don't appear to be valid cell addresses.
- Your wife says "If you don't turn off that damn machine
and come to bed, then I am going to divorce you!" -- and
you chastise her for omitting the "else" clause.
- You are reading a book and try to press Ctrl+PgDn to get to
the next page.
- You get in an elevator and double-click the button for the
floor you want.
- The number 16,384 (or 8,192) has special significance to you.
- Your dog's name is "Macro."
- You try to enter a formula into a word processing document.
- You have a web browser bookmark for http://www.cts.com/browse/jwalk
Q. How many Excel Tech Support technicians does it take to change a light bulb?
A. One - But only if "light bulbs" can be found in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
- Annual event where CPAs come in and officially point out mathematical
errors in your spreadsheets.
- What your spreadsheet does immediately after you make a huge
mistake and just before you press Undo. If you have a sound card,
you may be able to hear your program laughing at you.
- Many spreadsheet programs will automatically create a backup
of your current file. This gives you two copies of the same non-balancing
- This is where you spend the rest of your life when your boss
has made you spend several nights at the office until a large
project is finished. The cell will have bars if you are a type
A personality, and will be padded if you are type B.
- See Circular Reference.
- Circular Reference:
- See CIRC.
- What one becomes who sits in front of the same spreadsheet
that won't balance for more than 2 hours.
- Cut, Copy and Paste:
- What you do with your printouts to get something intelligible.
- Visual enhancements to spreadsheets to draw attention away
- Mathematical equations that display as ERR, DIV/0 or N/A.
- What you do with your first error free spreadsheet. (Contact
MENSA if you did this in less than 1 month.)
- Goal Seek:
- When you know the answer (because you did it on your calculator
in 10 seconds) but can't get the spreadsheet to work right. Also
known as Backsolve.
- What happens when you finally get your spreadsheet working
correctly. But before you've had a chance to save it.
- Group Mode:
- The ability to populate a group of worksheets with the same
error, saving yourself lots of time.
- Ability to get huge amounts of data from an outside source
allowing you to create hundreds and thousands of rows of seemingly
- Invalid File:
- Error you get once you have finally perfected your spreadsheet
and attempt to load it the next day to print. Only occurs if you
don't do regular backups.
- Ability to get erroneous information from a file without actually
loading it into memory.
- Automated mistakes, made at the speed of light.
- Print Preview:
- Lets you know if your printout will be Portrait or Landscape.
Information on the screen bears no resemblance to what actually
- Spreadsheet tool usually used by geeks who want to bring their
computer's processor to its knees. No valid data ever obtained,
but it makes you feel good that you forced your computer to think
for more than half a second.
- Fast method to randomize a column of formula references.
- Furniture used to spread out all of your papers and arrange
them so they look like what is on the screen. See Cut, Copy
- Titles, Horizontal:
- Headings printing on the left margin you wanted at the top
of your document.
- Titles, Vertical:
- Headings printing on the top margin you wanted down the left
side of your document.
- Feature that enables you to revert from the current spreadsheet
with 47 error values to where you were before you made your mistake
when you only had 13 errors.
- What-If Analysis:
- The process of automatically generating detailed projections
for hundreds of different scenarios - not one of which has a snowball's
chance in hell of being even remotely possible.
- Ability to look at multiple pieces of multiple files simultaneously.
While this may sound attractive, you must have at least three
hands to navigate these windows to successfully build formulas
- unless you have a mouse, then you need four hands.
- Interface enhancements that enable you to create complex and
sophisticated errors at unprecedented speeds.
- Not sure, but if you have this, I'd definitely get some antibiotics.
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