4th of July Celebration in an Excel Spreadsheet

I set out to create an American flag in an Excel spreadsheet in celebration of the 4th of July. Download my 4th of July.xlsx Excel spreadsheet to see how it turned out.

4th-of-July-US flag in Excel

The command tool buttons I used to create the US flag included merge cell and center (home tab–>alignment group). I inserted a star shape from the Shapes button (insert tab–>illustrations group) and made adjustments with the Shape Height and Shape Width tools (drawing tools format tab–>size group). I created copies of the star shapes by the control click & drag method. I used the group, align middle, and distribute horizontally commands (drawing tools format tab–> arrange group) to adjust the stars positions. In order to get the right colors, I used the sample font color tool from within Publisher 2010 (home tab–> font group)  to obtain the custom RGB colors for the red stripes (R-255, G-40, B-48) and blue stripes (R-0, G-22, B- 137). The US flag I used was found within the search results of Clip Art (insert tab–> illustrations group).

My 4th of July.xlxs  Excel spreadsheet also has other images of pictures that fit the Independence Day theme, including the back of the $2 bill which is one of my favorite bills because of its artwork on the back and also it is not common to have in one’s wallet.

Happy 4th of July America!!!

About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at 5dollardinners.com.
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2 Responses to 4th of July Celebration in an Excel Spreadsheet

  1. Walter Riker says:

    Really nice. I have been told in the past that I have “way too much time on my hands”. I see you are joining that group. You do many things that others just wonder about. As I said, really nice and the explanation is also very good.

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