What would Zaphod Beeblebrox do with Excel?

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Ever-sensitive to the nuances of the global PR machine, IT Faculty chairman Simon Hurst has come up with an Excel twist to honour the 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' movie.

Among the collection of 100 Microsoft Office tips that Hurst has compiled is one dedicated to Zaphod Beeblebrox, the ultra-cool adventurer who accompanies HHG hero Arthur Dent through some of his more outlandish experiences.

"I call it 'peril-sensitive' formatting," says Hurst, referring to the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses occasionally worn by Beeblebrox.

Peril-senstitive spectacles are designed to help people develop a relaxed attitude to danger. At the first hint of trouble, they turn black to prevent the wearer from seeing anything that might alarm them.

The "peril sensitive" option is an...

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