Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 / by Excel Champ
Like hiring processes and company publications, spreadsheets benefit from standardization and consistency among all staff. When employees follow company-wide conventions and formats, the documents they create are likely to be better understood, easier to read and more reliable. Additionally, others in the organization will be better able to edit worksheets designed according to a common set of rules. Learn how to develop guidelines for your workplace based on best practices for the use of Excel in your business.
Excel offers enough flexibility and capabilities to make the program useful for a variety of purposes, such as presentations, storage of information, data analysis and more. However, Excel is not necessarily the best choice in all scenarios. Although the software is capable of storing large amounts of data, other programs such as databases are better suited for that purpose, particularly if you would like to perform complex searches or make comparisons of the data.
Try to achieve a consistent look and feel. Specific formatting preferences you might implement include:
A workbook’s purpose might be clear to you when you create the document, but several months from now your memory might not be so clear. Similarly other users may not share the same set of assumptions or body of knowledge. To make the documents more useful, both now and later, consider the following:
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