Tis The Season
It's officially Christmas season, and if you're like me you are already counting down the days until you can take a break from work and relax with family and friends. A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to contribute to a special Christmas-themed Excel project managed by the Spreadsheet1 Excel blog.
This project is a really nifty Advent calendar that uses the Excel ribbon to it's full advantage. What is an Advent calendar you might be asking yourself? Well, an Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas day. While using a physical Advent calendar, each day a door is opened within the calendar that reveals an image, poem, a portion of a story (such as the story of the Nativity of Jesus) or a small gift, such as a toy or candy bar.
I, along with a few others created my own quiz questions that you can answer to open up these calendar doors and reveal a Christmas image. After you answer all of the questions correctly, a special Christmas message will be revealed.
The Quiz Is In The Ribbon!
The really cool thing about this calendar is that unlike pretty much every quiz template out there, the folks at Spreadsheet1 were able to use the Excel Ribbon menu to provide the quiz questions to the user. This saves a lot of space and makes the spreadsheet function less like a spreadsheet and more like a professional quiz application!
If you click the green button below, you will be taken directly to the download page were you can download either an English or German translated version of the various quizzes. I'm going to assume most of you don't know how to speak German, so make sure you click the download button associated with the American flag. Also, if you are a Ribbon Commander user, you can download a single file that allows you to switch between countdown quizzes from a single file and also provides a few other cool features that the standard static Excel Ribbon can't handle.
Once you download the zip file you will see all three versions of the Advent calendar spreadsheet. My version is indicated with the "TSG" at the end of the file name. Let me know below in the comments section if you can get all of the question right your first go around! Let's see if I can stump you!
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