Have you ever looked at a spreadsheet and thought “where do I even begin?”
Sometimes it’s a file we inherit from someone else in our org. Other times, it’s a data entry project turned disaster. Either way, our sector is no stranger to the messy spreadsheet.
Continue reading “VIDEO: How to Clean a Messy Spreadsheet in under 10 min”
No more sorting, cutting, pasting and resorting to calculate data. These formulas have got you covered.
This post is the second part of a
Formulas-You-Need-to-Know series. If you haven’t seen the first part, you’ll want to start here.
But assuming you’re up to speed, get ready! This is another game changer.
Continue reading “Spreadsheet Formulas You Need to Know, Part 2: 3 Simple Conditionals”
Even if you’ve never used formulas before in your spreadsheets, you’ll be happy you scanned these formulas. They can save you hours of manual spreadsheet time.
Have you ever spent hours on a spreadsheet & thought “there has to be a better way”?
Then I’ve got bittersweet news. There probably was.
When I started using spreadsheets 6 years ago, I thought they were glorified Microsoft Word Tables. Except they were finicky and I could never get them to look right. 🤷🏻♀️
Fact is, spreadsheets come with tons of powerful functionality. The problem is just that it all sits quietly behind the scenes. And you won’t reap the benefits unless you know how to use some of them.
Enter this post series, devoted specifically to
formulas. Continue reading “Spreadsheet Formulas You Need to Know, Part 1: The 6 Biggest Time-Savers”
If you’ve ever spent too much time trying to make a Google Sheet look nice, be it for your director or a board meeting….then this is for you.
Continue reading “2 Tricks for Better Looking Google Sheets (in under 3 minutes)”
When you need staff to add data to a spreadsheet, you can end up with lots of inconsistencies. Here’s how to use
data validation to create drop-down lists, so that data is entered accurately and uniformly! VIDEO
Spreadsheets can either make or break your day. Here are 7 musts to gracefully navigate through any Excel or Google Sheets situation!
Anyone who regularly works with spreadsheets knows the anguish of screwing up said spreadsheets.
It goes like this. You’re powering through for hours – filtering, sorting, formulating. Then you notice that one row of data looks slightly off.
After frantically checking a few more rows, it hits you. Something went wrong in your manipulations, and the data’s been messed. You need to start over from the beginning!
I know. As much as I love spreadsheets, they’ve also destroyed many of my work days too.
, we can do things to reduce the odds of this scenario happening…and do our best to work backwards when it does. Continue reading “8 Must-Know Tips for Working with Spreadsheets”