When it comes to creating a spreadsheet, one of the best ways to start is with a template. Whether it’s for a family budget, company invoice, or academic calendar, a template gives you the foundation for your data.
If you use Microsoft Excel, then you probably already know that websites with templates can be easy to find. But what about Google Sheets? The results appear limited when you do a Google search. However, you actually have more options than you probably realize.
Check Out the Built-In Templates
Before heading out for a web search, take a look at the handy built-in templates that Google Sheets offers.
Open the Google Sheets website and sign into your account. At the top, you will see the Template Gallery with arrows next to it which allow you to view all templates. You can then browse through the categories for Work, Personal, Project Management, and Education. While the categories make browsing simple, you can use any template that has what you need.
Click the template you want, and it will pop right into its own browser tab. You will notice that if the template contains more than one tab, has built-in formulas, or includes formatted fields, everything will be there for you to begin.
Download More Templates With Add-Ons
Use Excel Templates in Google Sheets
Maybe when you are searching for Google Sheets templates, you come across those for Microsoft Excel and just continue your search. But you can open and use Excel templates in Sheets. It’s super easy.
Browse Third-Party Templates
Vertex42 and Spreadsheet123
Make a Date With Your Google Sheets Data
Now that you know of the various ways you can obtain and work with Google Sheets templates, it’s time to get to it. And, before you go, take this idea from Excel and customize your own template. They can really save you a lot of time.