if we don’t get it… shut it down

TL;DR... Sign up for an upcoming course, no wait, an experience, with my spreadsheet soulmate Emily! You'll learn how and why to organize your tech workspaces so that you can shut down your computer every night in peace. Plus, you'll get to join a supportive, like-minded cohort with personal coaching from Emily.

breadcrumbs trail / matzo meal

I think it's a best practice to design ALL spreadsheets as if they will be manipulated by other people, which means leaving a strong "breadcrumbs trail" of your assumptions, formulas, variables, data sources, and more. In my case, it's a matzo meal trail until tomorrow evening when Passover ends and I will devour pizza with all my might!

shape shifter

From a downloaded file with weird fonts and titles, wacky colors, no wrapped text, superwide columns, and repeating header rows, I was able to create a useable, sortable, shareable, printable, filterable, not-make-you-want-to-throw-your-computer-out-the-window spreadsheet. And you know what the best part is? You can too!

validation rules!

Ahh, nothing like a good pep talk to make you feel validated. When I can't cheer you on, try data validation tools to add "dropdown menus" inside of your spreadsheets. Google Sheets and Excel users will both find something of value here. Read more for useful tips and tutorial videos.