Here are some simple ways you can go about creating a spreadsheet, whether you’re just learning how to make them or you’re a seasoned user. The easiest way is to use Microsoft Excel.
It’s a good idea to get your feet wet first when it comes to learning how to create a spreadsheet. Start by opening up Microsoft Excel and creating a blank workbook. You’ll use this workbook later for learning about building an index and tracking data.
Go to the menu bar at the top left of the window and go to the Insert tab and click on the cells tab. On the next screen you will see a list of cells, under that list you will see the drop down list, select that. After you do that you can begin creating the sheet.
How to Create a Spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel
Next select the Document Type check box. This will only apply to the current sheet. In the next step, select All Employees from the drop down list. A new workbook will be created.
The first thing you need to do is to add a blank column on the left hand side of the page to display the name of the current employee. Add the start date column and change the number of days until the end date in the cell to the appropriate value. You can use formulas to perform other calculations. You may also want to insert formulas that allow you to perform pivot tables.
After that, insert the start date column and the beginning of the payroll period column. Next, use the formula to get the final salary of the employee. You can use the formula to do that but the function of the spreadsheet is to give you what you want.
If you’re not sure how to create a spreadsheet using Excel then it’s best to start with the tutorial and then move onto the rest of the steps as needed. Use the help function to find out the different options available.
You can find many of the tutorials for free online. Another method is to buy the Microsoft Excel training CD that will have you working on the basic tasks of Excel almost immediately. Of course you will need to download the software from the Microsoft website but the price is well worth it.
You can also find the help function through the Internet. However, it’s usually best to get it on the CD because you’re going to get more hands on help using the CD. You can also find more tips and tricks in many of the online tutorials for a fraction of the cost.
Once you have the sheet created and saved it, you can add the software to your workbook. You need to make sure the software is loaded before you add it to the workbook. Most spreadsheets will require a refresh on the workbook every time the software is added.
Before you save the spreadsheet, you will want to clear out the original template. Then you can return to the workbook and insert the new template.
These are just two of the many simple ways you can use a spreadsheet. There are many others. YOU MUST READ : how to create a shared spreadsheet