Spreadsheet Templates. Monday , April 09th , 2018 - 01:38:37 AM
In an earlier article Accounting Software - are accounting spreadsheets the answer for small businessesI examined the basic requirements for small business accounting. I concluded that provided good control mechanisms were in place, then a well-designed accounting spreadsheet could be the answer for many small businesses.
Do not over format. Yes make it easy to read and follow, but do go to far, this will add bulk and can inhibit the performance of Excel. in particular conditional formatting can slow down Excel, as it continually recalculates.
Format cells as text only if you really have to, as all of the data you enter into a text formatted cell becomes text, even if you meant it to be numeric, this is one thing you do not want- any formula cells to be formatted as text.