Check Templates / December 17, 2018 / Helga Bell
The background of the area where I want my team to enter the data is always a lighter color with the headings backgrounds being formatted with a darker color. This strategy is in line with that used in software development. You will notice in applications like Microsoft Word you always type the text in the lighter area and the darker area is the headings. The flip side is that if your background is a light color then the text being entered must be a dark color and for the headings if your heading backgrounds are dark then the text should be light. Always be carefully when using the colors Red Green and Blue on templates as people with color blindness can find those colors confusing.
If you want to stay away from the default Excel is very flexible and gives you a lot of options to make your workbooks your own. It is easy to create a new default work book all you need to do is create a new custom template save the file as book.xltx and save the file to it s correct location on your hard drive. Let s start customizing a new blank work book. Here are a list of some of the main items you can change to customize your template. Number Of Sheets- You can add extra sheets or delete sheets. I like to default my work books to one sheet. You can also change the names. Office>Excel Options>Popular Tab and select your options.
All you need to do is add the customization to these templates that will make it good for your use. Always be direct with your intentions on these templates. This will result in faster understanding and subsequently faster results for the requests that you make. In short it will make your job and the job of others a whole lot easier. Microsoft Excel Templates are fantastic tools that allow you to get your team to put in their data for your business quickly and easily whilst still allowing for the consolidation of the data with very little work. There is however five key issues you need to consider when developing the Excel Template.