Halloween and Dressing up your Charts

Tomorrow is Halloween here in America; a time for candy and costumes.

Unfortunately, Halloween falls on a work day. I hate that.

There is always peer pressure to participate in ‘Halloween Costume Day’. What is Halloween costume day? It’s a day where, in the name of fun, all employees are encouraged to dress up in a costume for the day. This means the people you normally hate are now working around you dressed as robots and witches.


Well if you’re feeling pressure to dress up for Halloween, here are three simple costume ideas I pulled off the web.

All of these are just the ticket for the lazy passive-aggressive employee in your life.


Identity Thief

Get some “Hello My Name Is” stickers and write a bunch of names on them. Then just stick them to your shirt to become an Identity Thief.


Error 404 Message

This idea has been around for some time. If you’re completely lazy, you can take a white T-shirt and become an Error 404 message.


50 Shades of Grey

If you want to be a bit more provocative, get some color samples from your local hardware store and create a 50 Shades of Grey costume.



Using Paste Special Chart Formats

Speaking of dressing up, here’s a quick trick that lets you dress up your unformatted charts.

After you’ve expertly formatted a chart, you probably want to apply that same format to other charts.

Instead of doing all that work again, you can use the Paste Special Formats option on your unformatted charts.


Step 1: Select your formatted chart and press Ctrl+C on your keyboard

Step 2: Select your unformatted chart, click the Paste dropdown on the Home tab, and then select Paste Special.


Step 3: On the Paste Special dialog box, select the Formats option and then click OK.



If all went well, your unformatted chart will be all dressed up and ready to go.

Repeat these steps for all your charts.


Happy Halloween!

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