Examples of non math uses for Excel
October 26, 2012 8:50 AM Subscribe
For a project, I'm trying to collect uses of Excel that do not include any formulas or other use of math.
What are some common documents that people use the format of Excel to create in an office setting?
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In an office setting, a lot of people use (and often mandate) Excel for a lot of different uses other than math based spreadsheets. The main draw is the ability to use the column/row structure to organize information.
Examples I'm thinking of include project status docs where the projects might be listed in rows at the left, and columns across the top show months of the year. Colored blocks show how each project is scheduled (for example, Project X runs May-June, so that section would be marked in blue, etc).
Other examples are org charts, team status docs, etc. Anything that can be achieved with row/column table structure.
Can you help me list some other examples?