Excel has a reputation for being a bit dreary. Few people would think you could cheer up your day using spreadsheets, but you can! Use these sneaky Excel tricks on your co-workers for a few laughs on a Friday afternoon (possibly not from the victim). There is a way to have fun on Excel!
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1. Paste as Picture
This trick is only worth a few seconds of merriment but it is entertaining watching somebody trying and failing to type in an image. You can do this by copying data and then pasting it as an image.
Select the range of data you want to convert into an image, ie. A1:C11, right click and copy. Then click Home> Paste> As Picture> Past as Picture.
The data will still be there but as an image (the image is on top of the existing data so deleting the image won’t delete the data). Read the rest of “Excel 2007 & 2010 Pranks”