Formatting an Excel Spreadsheet

How to Format an Excel Spreadsheet

If you know how to make simple spreadsheets, you are ready to find out how to improve the presentation of your data. Knowing how to format your spreadsheet, using number, financial and other formats, improves the way the spreadsheet looks, and can also increase it’s accuracy. You can format individual cells to show real dates and currency, as well as text. Visit this page to discover how to do it.


Making a Household Expenses Spreadsheet

How to make a Household Expenses Spreadsheet

You can keep track of household or business expenses with a simple spreadsheet. Lots of people don’t know how much money they’ve got in the bank or how much they are spending. This can lead to debt, so tracking your expenses with a spreadsheet is a useful exercise for lots of us.

If you want to practice making spreadsheets, or to make a functional Household Expenses Spreadsheet, this page will show you how to do it. Later, you could adapt the spreadsheet to include other things, like income and taxes.

If you have never used spreadsheet software, first visit my page Spreadsheets for beginners where I show the basics of spreadsheets.

Starting with Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets for Beginners

Spreadsheets are computer programs that can be used for storing information, organizing it, and working with it. One example is a household budgeting worksheet that could be used to keep track of household expenses, like food and heating costs, and help with managing budgets.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program. The information and exercises in Spreadsheets for Beginners are designed for beginners who want to learn to use Excel, but can also be applied to other spreadsheet programs like Open Office Calc and Google Docs Spreadsheets.