Another way to use a spreadsheet program that has become popular is to re-create 8-bit graphics from childhood video games and turn them into larger-than-life scenes. It‘s very simple to adjust the row and column height so that it becomes a perfect square, and most of the 8-bit games lacked any sort of definition, shading, or blending making them even easier to turn into spreadsheet art. There is also a huge market for this sort of thing. People that grew up with those types of games are now into adulthood, and many of them love to share things from their past with their children, nieces, nephews, and anyone else that cares about it. There is a certain amount of whimsy to these characters as well, and this type of classicism will never truly go out of style.
This may sound a little unfair. After all, a standard Microsoft installation would include something called Equation Editor. Suffice to say, it wasn‘t advertised in the promotional videos. Software like Matlab was considered vastly superior and had the added advantage that you could analyze the equations as well. Anyway, the good news is that Microsoft has taken a big step forwards with Office 2010 and it‘s now possible to correctly display formulas in a pretty painless fashion. In Excel 2010, you should select the Insert ribbon, and click Equation. This creates a textbox and brings up a whole new ribbon with options for inserting equations. As well as providing easy access to the main Greek symbols, Microsoft have provided quick access to a number of simple functions, such as fractions and exponentials.