Pretty spreadsheets. Formatting is an overlooked skill when it comes to excel it is essential for communicating results clearly and powerfully. By centering some text and not others you make the content uneasy on the eyes. Thats because the eyes need a road map in order to follow whats going on.
Here is a before image of a standard program spreadsheet. But even for simple spreadsheets. Here are 20 ways to make your excel spreadsheets stylish.
To ensure youre always using the proper brand colors youll need to grab the hex color code of your brands colors. 20 excel tips for creating stylish spreadsheets. Unfortunately for designers spreadsheets are a necessary evil and could even be called a great and essential tool in the business world.
Just like drawings spreadsheets are meant to be read and understood. One quick way to spruce them up is to make them your brands colors. Give your data a strong left alignment to text and a right alignment to numbers.
Its a little detail thatll make your charts look slick and clean. Lets take a look at each technique more closely. The colors that come preset in excel are pretty drab.
By guest contributor in windows and office november 22 2013 723 am pst. The pretty data just had three formatting techniques applied autofitted columns borders and background colors and what a difference they made. Excel for architects 9 steps to beautiful spreadsheets.
Excel spreadsheets data visualization software data written by peter frank peter frank serves at concordia publishing house as a senior marketing manager for church supplies including concordia technology solutions cts the church management software division. They are a communication tool. Download my ugly data example if you want to follow along with me.
Today were going to see how to improve both the aesthetics and readability of your spreadsheets with a few super basic design principles that literally anyone can follow. This is not the best way to do this. The more complex a spreadsheet is the more important it is to style it.