Microsoft Excel, and other spreadsheet programs, are becoming more and more popular to create pictures. These programs have become more popular primarily due to their being on just about every computer out there. They are readily available, and fairly cheap, all things considering. They also don‘t require much computer knowledge to operate, and even less artistic skill to use. So how exactly are people using this program to create a masterpiece? Simple; it‘s all about choosing the right colors and filling in the boxes. Just print out a color copy of what you want to make, draw a grid on the paper, and fill in the corresponding spreadsheet box with the appropriate color. It‘s kind of like a paint-by-number. Most people aren‘t creating new works, they are re-creating more famous ones.
Now that we have some test dummy data on our spreadsheet we can go ahead and reformat the column widths. You can add more data if you would like or even use an already existing spreadsheet. The choice is completely up to you; however the steps to reformat the column widths are all the same as you will soon see. The next step is to highlight the columns that you want to reformat. To reformat the columns we are using in our example, using the month names, you need to click on the column header labeled ”A”. Now hold down the ”shift” key and click the column header labeled ”L”. In other words you are clicking the first column and the last column. If you chose to use your own spreadsheet, your columns that you use may be different. You could also click on column header ”A” and holding down the left mouse button, drag the cursor over top of the final column, in this case ”L”, and let go of the mouse button. Either way is fine.