Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Figure 1.7.
Screen from a
prototype of interactive
business software.
Figure 1.7 shows that Excel can also be used to prototype interactive business software.
Notice the drop-down list, which was activated by a user clicking on the menu button.
Excel can also be used to prototype a range of designs, from Windows applications
to AJAX-enabled Websites. Figure 1.8 (page 14) shows an example of a Windows
application prototyped in Excel.
Efficient and Easy
By using Excel, the user can quickly and easily create user interface prototypes. The
results are both quick and professional looking. We know of few other tools that offer
this level of quality for a minimumof effort. Nearly all the effort involves using features
that you probably already know: cut, copy, paste, cell formatting, and so on.
Professional Results
Regardless of the level of prototyping, Excel's adapted layout grid ensures that you
get professional-looking layouts. Field alignment and spatial distribution have never
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