One Adobe alternative...Microsoft Excel?

Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 09, 2017

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Anyway, when someone complains about the Adobe subscription model, let them know there is an alternative, but you gotta be good.

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist | Spoon & Tamago

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Jul 10, 2017

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Wow !!!

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I'll echo Dave's comment.  So many stunning images, and from me experience of wrestling with Office shapes and objects, he is as much a hero as an artist.  He even says it is easier than MS Paint!  Go figure.    Actually, I may have learned something, because he says that Excel is more flexible than Word when it comes to this stuff, and my 'wrestling' comment above, was in relation to Word.

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Not nearly in the same league as that beautiful picture, but back when I was designing 19 inch rack layouts for installation projects, I had an Excel template that let me put in things to scale--1RU, 2RU etc.  I even had some graphics to represent some common equipment items.

I also used Excel for creating cable schedules...and for working out the bill at the end!

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Jul 11, 2017

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Really nice!

Like I always say, it's not the tool, it's the person using it .

Nancy

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True, but I would not want to mow the lawn with nail clippers.  

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Wow. That's impressive. I agree the artist would need to be good. I've seen people try to use Excel to mock up websites. That was not pretty on a number of levels.

Speaking of artists being able to master a tool... have you seen the graphic novel that was recently released by an artist who used Microsoft Paint? Microsoft (MSFT) Paint was solely used to create a stunning 1980's-inspired graphic novel — Quartz

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