Quick Excel Tips

Most of these quick excel tips apply to nearly any version of Excel.

However, because of the changes to the user interface in newer versions of Excel, explanations that say how to get to something via a menu (such as how to get to print and page setup options) may be different for different versions

Data Entry / Editing

  1. [Essential] Learn to use the combination of CTRL, ALT, and SHIFT along with the Arrow Keys to navigate and select text.
  2. [Essential] Press F2 to edit the currently selected cell (will place the cursor at the end of the text/formula)
  3. [Essential] Insert a Line Break inside a cell by pressing Alt+Enter. On a Mac: Ctrl+Option+Return
  4. [Essential] Press ESC while you are editing the text or formula in a cell to exit the cell and cancel any changes that you may have made.
  5. [Essential] Learn and use other important keyboard shortcuts. See this article for a list of my favorites and to download a 1-page reference sheet.
  6. [Very Handy] Use Ctrl+Enter to quickly fill a range of cells with a value or formula after entering a value in one of the cells.
  7. [Very Handy] Use Ctrl+d to copy the cell/row immediately above the selected cell/row. Copies formatting also. Use Ctrl+r to copy the cell immediately to the left.
  8. [Very Handy] To quickly fill a range with 4,5,6,7… enter the 4 in the first cell and then hold down CTRL as you drag the fill handle. Watch How to Use AutoFill in Excel
  9. [Handy] To quickly fill a range with a pattern such as 10,20,30,40… enter the 10 and the 20 then select both and drag the fill handle.
  10. [Handy] Shortcut to Copy the Current Row and Insert the Copied Row above it: SHIFT+SPACE then CTRL+c then CTRL+SHIFT++.
  11. [Handy] Use the keyboard shortcut combination F2 then CTRL+SHIFT+HOME to quickly select an entire formula within a cell.
  12. [Handy] Press Ctrl+; to quickly enter today’s date in a cell.
  13. [Handy] Press Ctrl+Colon (Ctrl+Shift+;) to quickly enter the current time in a cell.
  14. [Handy] Fast Fill/Copy: Double-click the fill handle (the little “square”) of a selected cell to fill (copy) down the same number of rows as the adjacent column.
  15. [Handy] To split data in a cell into multiple columns, go to Data > Text to Columns. Handy for lists of names, comma-delimited data, etc.
  16. [Handy] Right-Click and Drag on the border of a selected cell or range to open a hidden menu that lets you paste values. (Learned that on ExcelCampus.com)
  17. [Handy] Press F2 prior to using arrow keys when editing a formula in a dialog box such as a conditional formatting rule (to avoid inserting references).
  18. [Tricky] A menu of fill options will show up after using the Right mouse button to drag a Fill Handle (instead of the Left mouse button)
  19. [Tricky] After pressing Enter in Excel, you will typically move down one cell. Go to File > Options > Advanced to move in a direction other than down. Or, select a horizontal range of cells first and see what happens when you press Enter.
  20. [Tricky] To enter a value as a fraction like 3/4 without having it autoformatted as a date, include a leading zero and a space (0 3/4)
  21. [Info] If you see “######” in a cell, it means the column is too narrow to display the value.
  22. [Info] Inserting a new row will copy the formatting from the previous row (as well as sparklines and maybe other stuff) unless you first copy a blank row from elsewhere in your spreadsheet and insert the copied row instead. Undo automatic formatting after inserting a row by selecting “Clear Formatting” from the paintbrush icon that appears next to the row.

Printing Tips

  1. [Essential] Choose a specific range of cells to print by setting the Print Area … more info + video demo
  2. [Essential] Fit a worksheet to one-page wide by setting the Print Scaling and leaving the number of pages tall blank … more info + video demo
  3. [Handy] Print a chart object (such as a timeline) across multiple pages by selecting the cells surrounding the chart rather than the chart object itself.
  4. [Handy] Switch to Page Break Preview via the View menu to change the position of the page breaks in your worksheet.
  5. [Handy] Have a data table spanning multiple pages? Print the header rows on all pages by going to Page Layout > Page Setup > Sheet tab > Rows to Repeat at Top
  6. [Handy] Print a square grid in Excel: Ctrl+a, Arial 10pt font, Column width = 1.71, Row Height = 12.75 …download grid templates
  7. [Handy] Excel can do headers and footers just like Word, including auto page numbering and dates. Go to Page Layout > Page Setup to set them up.
  8. [Handy] If a portion of worksheet is not printing, you may need to redefine the print area via Page Layout > Print Area.
  9. [Tricky] Update the print settings on multiple worksheets at the same time by selecting multiple tabs (hold down Ctrl as you click on the tabs) and go to Page Layout > Page Setup.
  10. [Advanced] A Print Area is actually a Named Range, so you can create a Dynamic Print Area using the OFFSET function (see the article “Dynamic Named Ranges in Excel“).

Options and Customization

  1. [Essential] Get rid of the grid! In newer versions of Excel, go to the View tab and uncheck Gridlines. In Excel 2003, go to Tools > Options > View tab and uncheck Gridlines.
  2. [Handy] To change the default number of sheets in a new workbook, go to File > Options > General and change the “Include this many sheets” setting
  3. [Cool] To change the background color of a worksheet tab, right-click on the tab and select Tab Color.
  4. [Tricky] Tired of seeing the green triangles in Excel? You can turn off specific rules/warnings via File > Options > Formulas (or Error Checking in older versions).
  5. [Tricky] Before keying data into a table, highlight the range of cells to edit. Then use the enter key to quickly move through just the highlighted region.

Navigation and Selection

  1. [Very Handy!] Use Ctrl+F to search a worksheet for a value. If you have a range selected, it will search only that range. Handy for replacing values as well.
  2. [Very Handy!] Use Ctrl+Arrow to jump between edges of occupied ranges. Add the Shift button to highlight cells as you go.
  3. [Very Handy!] Use Ctrl+G > Special to do things like Select all cells with comments, Select all cells containing formulas, etc.
  4. [Very Handy] Use SHIFT+Space to select the current Row and CTRL+Space to select the current Column. Remember which is which by noting that both “Ctrl” and “Column” start with the letter “C”.
  5. [Handy] Navigate to and Select a named range by pressing Ctrl+G to list the named ranges. Click on the name you want to select and press OK. Useful for selecting the current Print Area.
  6. [Handy] Move between tabs (worksheets) in Excel using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn. In Google Sheets, use Ctrl+Shift+PgUp and Ctrl+Shift+PgDn.
  7. [Handy] Move to a specific worksheet tab by right-clicking on the arrows to the left of the tabs and selecting from the list.
  8. [Handy] Ctrl+Home takes you to cell A1. On a MacBook it’s Fn+Cmd+LeftArrow
  9. [Advanced] Create a bookmark by naming a cell. Select a cell to mark as a bookmark location and enter a name such as “bm_1” in the Name Box (or by going to Formulas > Define Name). Create a hyperlink in a cell or select a shape object to turn it into a button by pressing Ctrl+k. Select “Place in This Document” and then find and select the bookmark under Defined Names.
  10. [Info] In a protected worksheet, press Tab to navigate between input cells.


  1. [Essential] Right-click on everything! Contextual menus pop up with options that are unique to the thing you clicked on. When there is no right mouse button … Phone: Tap-and-hold (long press); Trackpad: Two-finger click; Mac: Ctrl+click.
  2. [Essential] Use Split screen and Freeze Panes (via the View menu) so that you can keep a portion of your worksheet visible as you scroll and edit another part of your worksheet.
  3. [Very Handy] For a quick sum or count of selected cells, look at the bottom of the Excel window in the status bar (see an example).
  4. [Handy] Make a copy of a worksheet by holding Ctrl as you click and drag the worksheet tab you want to copy.
  5. Turn on/off automatic recalculation via Formulas > Calculation Options. (In Excel 2003: Tools > Options > Calculation). To manually recalculate press F9, Shift+F9, or Ctrl+Alt+F9.
  6. Press Ctrl+Alt+F9 to manually force a full recalculation of your workbook. This may be needed when using functions like XIRR().
  7. Pressing F9 will cause volatile functions like RAND() to recalculate. This can create interesting chart effects (see an example)
  8. A great way to learn new techniques in Excel is by dissecting templates. Remember to check for named ranges and conditional formatting rules.
  9. [Advanced] Use the built-in Macro Recorder to record simple sequences of actions and then look at the resulting VBA code (this is a great way to learn VBA).
  10. [Advanced] If you work with large tables of data and you don’t know what Pivot tables are, find out! They are powerful.
  11. [Info] Dates in Excel are stored as serial numbers starting from 1 = 1/1/1900. The value for Jan 1, 2009 is 39814.
  12. [Info] Times in Excel are stored as decimal values representing a fraction of a day. For example 0.5 is 12:00 PM (noon) and 0.25 is 6:00 AM.

Quck Excel Tips : Formulas

  1. [Essential] Use F4 to toggle a reference between A1, $A$1, A$1 and $A1 while editing a formula (When NOT editing a formula, F4 is an alternative to Ctrl+Y which is “repeat” or “redo”)
  2. [Important] Excel performs Negation before Exponentiation, so watch out for errors in formulas like =–x^2 or =5/(–x^2). Use =-(x^2) if you want to perform the exponentiation first.
  3. [Handy] Do you use Names for cells and regions? Press F3 when entering formulas to pull up a list of defined names and drop one in the formula.
  4. [Handy]You can quickly name cells and ranges by typing a name in the reference box directly to the left of the formula bar. You can’t name something n1, n2, or n3 because those are cell references. Use n_1, n_2, n_3 instead.
  5. [Handy] Join text from multiple cells using the “&” operator: =A1&” “&B1. This works well for combining first and last names.
  6. [Handy] Tired of toggling between sheets and workbooks to see how inputs affect outputs? Use excel’s Watch Window to keep an eye on specific cells.
  7. [Handy] Having a hard time with a complex calculation or finding a bug? Try using the Audit Formula feature to quickly highlight interdependencies.
  8. [Handy] Use COUNTIF() to count the number of data points between two values …see article
  9. [Cool] Use Named Ranges if you want your formulas to use natural language or variable names rather than cell references (e.g. =m*x+b)
  10. [Tricky] Use OFFSET(ref,-1,0) to refer to the cell immediately above. Useful for a running balance that lets you more easily insert and delete rows.
  11. [Tricky] Enter a Line Break within a cell using a formula: =”abc”&CHAR(10)&”def” (then set the Wrap Text property)
  12. [Tricky] Start entering a formula and after typing a function name like =INDEX press CTRL+SHIFT+a and see what happens (Excel will add argument placeholders to your function).
  13. [Advanced] There is no SUMPRODUCTIF function, but you can conditionally sum products using =SUMPRODUCT(–(cond_range=”x”),range1,range2)).
  14. [Advanced] Need to round to a specific number of significant figures? Try this formula …see article
  15. To copy a formula without changing references, you can first convert it to text by adding an apostrophe before the equal sign: ‘=
  16. [Advanced] Use a Dynamic Named Range to reference a list that expands or contracts based on the amount of data in it …see how
  17. [Advanced] Arrays: When using an Array Formula, you press Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of just Enter after entering or editing the formula. Identify an array formula by checking the formula bar – you’ll see curly braces around the formula like this: {=theformula}
  18. [Advanced] Arrays: Array constants (arrays that are “hard-coded” into formulas) are enclosed in braces and use commas to separate columns and semi-colons to separate rows like this 2(row)x3(column) array: {1,1,1;2,2,2}
  19. [Advanced] Arrays: Check out sample array formulas for doing things like multiple linear regression and creating sequential number arrays …see article
  20. [Example] Calculate the Day of the Year (1-366) in #Excel for a given date using =theDate-DATE(YEAR(theDate),1,0). Return the Date value for a given Year and Day of the Year (1-366) using =DATE(theYear,1,dayOfYear)


  1. [Essential] Press Ctrl+1 (that’s a “one” not an “L”) to open the Format Cells dialog window for easy access to all the cell formatting options.
  2. [Very Handy] When Excel automatically formats a number as a date, you can change it back to a number using the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+~. The tilde (~) is usually in the upper left of your keyboard.
  3. [Handy] Press Ctrl+E to use Flash Fill for quickly reformatting lists. Watch How to Use Flash Fill on our YouTube channel.
  4. [Handy] Make multiple columns the same width by selecting each of the columns and then changing the width of just one of them. This applies to rows as well.
  5. [Handy] Double-click on the column or row sizing handle (the line between the column letters or row numbers) to auto-size the column or row to the longest entry (some exceptions with wrapped cells).
  6. [Handy] Undo automatic formatting after inserting a row by selecting “Clear Formatting” from the paintbrush icon that appears next to the row
  7. [Info] If you see weird or magical stuff going on with formatting, it may be due to conditional formatting. Or, it could be that Excel is applying formatting automatically (which it does sometimes because it thinks it’s so smart).
  8. [Handy] Trying to get a title centered across a table? Use the Center Across Selection format rather than one large merged cell.
  9. [Handy] Apply text formats to part of a cell by highlighting that portion in the formula bar before applying the formatting. (This is how you can do stuff like displaying H2O, where the 2 is a subscript)
  10. [Handy] Use the “Shrink to Fit” cell format option to avoid showing ##### in a cell containing a date.
  11. [Cool] Conditional Formatting: Highlight odd numbered rows with this formula: =MOD(ROW(),2)=1
  12. [Advanced] Create a Custom Number Format to display values using special formats
  13. Custom Number Formats – The custom date format [h]:mm can be used to display times that are greater than 24 hours, like 42:36.
  14. Custom Number Formats – Display numbers as fractions using the format code # ??/100 to display 5.2 as 5 20/100 and ?/2 to display 5.2 as 10/2 (note the automatic rounding)
  15. Custom Number Formats – Display feet and inches as 8 3/12 using the format code # ??/12 (rounded to the nearest inch)
  16. Custom Number Formats – Display temperature with the degrees symbol using the format code: #.##”°”
  17. Custom Number Formats – Display “kg” units (or other labels) within a cell without causing the value to convert to text using a format code like #.## “kg”
  18. Custom Number Formats – Display a number with leading zeros using a format code like 00000 to display 345 as 00345
  19. Custom Number Formats – Add a carriage return within a custom number format by pressing Ctrl+j
  20. Custom Number Formats – Display 23576 as 23.6K using the format code 0.0,”K”
  21. Custom Number Formats – Display 23,576,000 as 23.6M using the format code 0.0,,”M”

Special Features

  1. [Cool] Create a Drop-Down List within a Cell using Data Validation. The list can be on a different worksheet …see how
  2. [Handy] Named Ranges as Bookmarks: You can create a bookmark within a large spreadsheet by naming a cell. Then use CTRL+G to quickly navigate to that cell. You can create a hyperlink to navigate to a bookmark (press CTRL+K and click on Bookmark).
  3. [Handy] Autoshapes as Navigation Buttons: You can use an autoshape to create a button and then apply a hyperlink to that button to link to a bookmark, another worksheet, or even an external web page.
  4. [Handy] Named Constants: You can create a Name for a constant or formula without actually referencing a range. Go to Insert > Name > Define (Excel 2003) or Formulas > Name Manager (Excel 2010).
  5. [Handy] What-If Scenarios: If you have a mathematical model, consider using Scenarios to store and analyze different what-if scenarios. (go to Tools > Scenarios in Excel 2003 or Data > What-If Analysis > Scenario Manager in Excel 2010)
  6. [Handy] Grouping and Outlining: You can use the Data > Group and Outline feature in Excel to expand and contract groups of rows and columns …see an example.
  7. [Handy] Insert a ✔ by pressing +. to open the Windows 10 Emoji Panel or by going to Insert > Symbol and changing the font to “Segoe UI Symbol”. Watch How to Insert a Check Mark in Excel on youtube.
  8. [Tricky] Add an AutoCorrect Exception to prevent “MPa” from changing to “Mpa” (Tools > AutoCorrect Options in Excel 2003 or File > Options > Proofing in Excel 2010)
  9. [Tricky] Insert special symbols like °, ², ∂ and µ quickly by adding custom Autocorrect entries. Example: replace (^2) with ² …see article … Unicode Characters
  10. [Handy] Goal Seek: Set an output (calculated) cell to a specific value by changing an input cell automatically using Excel’s Goal Seek feature. …see an example
  11. [Tricky] Remove Duplicates from a list by selecting the cells then go to Data > Filter > Advanced Filter, and check Unique Records Only.
  12. [Advanced] Show the Developer tab in Excel 2016: Go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon and select the “Developer” tab option
  13. [Advanced] Solver Add-In: In Excel 2010+, enable the Solver Add-In by going to Developer > Excel Add-Ins. Solver will show up in the Data ribbon. In Excel 2003 go to Tools > Add-Ins, the Solver will show up under Tools. …See Excel Solver examples
  14. [Advanced] Customizable Drop-Down Lists: Use data validation lists that reference named ranges to create lists that you can customize easily …see article
  15. [Tricky] Named Ranges: If you set the Zoom to 39% or less, Named Ranges consisting of 2 or more adjacent cells will be shown outlined.
  16. [Tricky] Pictures in Comments: You can display a picture as the background in a comment (Format Comment > Colors and Lines > Fill – Color > Fill Effects > Picture)

Charts and Graphics, quick excel tips

  1. [Handy] – Your ability to compare areas isn’t as good as your ability to compare lengths, so use bar graphs instead of pie graphs if possible.
  2. [Handy] – To align objects to the corners of the grid in Excel, hold down the ALT key as you draw, move, or resize objects.
  3. [Handy] – If you have a hard time selecting a series or object in an Excel chart, try using the drop-down box in the Chart toolbar.
  4. [Handy] – Link text in chart titles, axis labels, data labels, and text boxes to a cell by entering =A1 in the formula bar after selecting the object.
  5. [Cool] – Create a timeline using an X-Y chart, data labels, and vertical error bars.
  6. [Cool] – Create a Dot Plot or Dot Chart in Excel using the REPT() formula …see how
  7. Jon Peltier: Jon’s awesome collection of Excel Charts and Tutorials
  8. Charley Kyd: How to Create Bullet Graphs in Excel to Replace Gauges
  9. John Walkenbach: How to handle missing data in a line chart using =NA()
  10. John Walkenbach: Chart Templates

International Stuff

  1. [Essential] Change the Currency symbol from $ to £ or something else by opening the Format Cells window (Ctrl+1) and going to the Number tab. …see video demo
  2. [Handy] In Excel 2010 you can use WORKDAY.INTL and NETWORKDAYS.INTL for date calculations that exclude specific days of the week (instead of Saturday and Sunday).
  3. [Important] Whether you should enter a day as m/d/yy or d/m/yy depends on your computer’s system settings.
  4. [Handy] Use the built-in “*3/14/2001″ date format or the “*1:30:55 PM” time format to display dates based on your computer’s system setting. The “*” is what identifies the number formats that use your system’s settings.

Spreadsheet Compatibility Tips

  1. [Info] Avoid Vertical Oriented Text … Vertical text is not compatible with Google Docs or Excel Web App
  2. [Info] OpenOffice Compatibility: When using the INDEX function in Excel, use the correct syntax INDEX(array,row,column). Don’t use the shortcut INDEX(array,column).
  3. [Info] OpenOffice Compatibility: In Excel arrays, make sure that you are using “;” for row separators and “,” for column separators
  4. [Info] OpenOffice Compatibility: In Excel use cell references rather than named ranges for the linked cells in form field controls

Hidden Features

  1. The EVALUATE function: Trick for evaluating text as a formula …see article
  2. Use the DATEDIF function to find the number of years, months, or days between two dates. See “Calculate Age in Excel” for examples.

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  1. Spreadsheet Template for Personal use

You can also use excel spreadsheet templates for personal reasons. A google spreadsheet workout template is an excellent example of such. Also, if you want to keep track of your bills and personal finances, a spreadsheet template for accounts and personal finances comes in handy.

There are countless ways in which you can use a spreadsheet template for personal reasons. Whether you plan to work out, prepare for your schedule and personal business, keep track of your expenses and savings, manage a project you took on, or plan meals, then you can use excel templates for any of the above reasons.

Examples of such templates include the personal monthly budget, weekly chore schedule, and loan calculator.

  1. Planners and trackers

Working without a plan rarely achieves the wanted results. Businesses understand this, and that is why they invest in human resource officers and shift supervisors. Even the meals served are planned beforehand. To keep a clean and clear record of all these events, you need a tool that takes up the role of planners and trackers in your organization.

Excel spreadsheet templates like the meal plan template, google sheets, and the attendance sheet template allow the people in charge to record what you do and when you do it.

Examples include the sales invoice tracker, the loan amortization schedule, and the Gantt project planner.

  1. Lists

People find a way to come up with countless lists in their lifetime. And businesses are no different. You need to keep a list of your expenses, salary payouts, clients, suppliers, events, donations, and so forth. Relying on human memory to remember all that is quite an overshoot.

That is why spreadsheets like the goodwill donation spreadsheet template 2020 exist. Therefore, you can keep track of your event logs with ease.

Such lists include weekly attendance reports, inventory lists, bill-paying checklists, and a service price list.

  1. Spreadsheet Template for Budgeting

Budgeting is an essential aspect of businesses. Microsoft understands this and has created spreadsheet templates for bills, and budgeting, aiming to help business owners keep track of their money with ease.

Some budgeting spreadsheet templates include the monthly company budget, a general ledger, and profit and loss statements.

Other spreadsheet templates you can access from Excel include charts and calendars.

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Family Tree Template

Family Tree Template

Whether you need to make a family tree for a school project or you want to get serious about researching your family lines, the first step for any genealogy project is to start with a family tree.

Vertex42’s Free Family Tree Template (also known as a horizontal family tree pedigree chart) will help you quickly organize your family information.

Choose from a few different formats and styles. If you wish to simply record information by hand, then download one of the printable blank family tree charts.

Continue reading below the download block for additional tips on creating a family tree as well as links to other genealogy resources.

Download a Free Family Tree Template or a Printable Blank Family Tree Chart!

Printable Blank Family Tree Charts

These blank family tree charts will help you to hand-record your family history – great for class handouts. These can be used to create a family tree diagram for a simple 4-generation family tree project, or you can cross-reference multiple family tree sheets for larger projects. If you want to save your work, we’d strongly recommend that you use our Free Family Tree Template or some other family tree software (see some of the resources below).

4 Generation Family Tree Pedigree Chart:

 Portrait (.pdf) | Landscape (.pdf)
Blank Family Tree Chart

Blank Family Tree Chart

Family Tree Template with Photos

for Excel, Word, and Google Sheets

Family Tree Template with Photos


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2010 or later⤓ WORD (.DOCX)For: Word 2010 or later⤓ GOOGLE SHEETS

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Designed by: Jon Wittwer and Jim Wittwer

Description: This family tree chart template for Excel and Word allows you to easily insert photos from your computer. The tree looks great with photos added. In case it’s not obvious, you start with yourself at the base of the tree, enter your parents in the two spaces in the upper part of the trunk, and work up the branches from there to list grandparents and great-grandparents.

6-Generation Family Tree Template

for Excel and Google Sheets

6-Generation Family Tree


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2010 or later⤓ GOOGLE SHEETS

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Designed by: Jon Wittwer and Jim Wittwer

Description: For my own research, I wanted to see more than just 4 generations on a single page. Almost all other 6-generation family tree templates that I’ve seen make the space for the names way too small and waste a lot of space on the left side of the page. This is the new design we came up with and it works great for showing 6 generations.

Free Family Tree Template

for Excel, OpenOffice, and Google Sheets

Free Family Tree Template


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2007 or later & Excel for iOS⤓ GOOGLE SHEETS


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These Excel-based Family Tree Templates are great for creating multi-generational family tree pedigree charts. The Excel workbook contains 2 different styles and orientations. See the screenshots on the right. It also includes the blank family tree charts used to create the PDF’s listed above and the example Kennedy Family Tree shown below.

“No installation, no macros – just a simple spreadsheet” – by Jon Wittwer and Brent Weight

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Family Tree Chart Example

This is an example of a four-generation family tree based on John F. Kennedy and family, created using the family tree template.
Kennedy Family Tree: Example created using the Free Family Tree Template
(Click to Enlarge).

Tips to Make a Family Tree

  • Start with what you know – you and your living relatives
  • Ask your relatives for help using their memories and family documents such as Bibles, birth and marriage certificates, journals and military records.
  • Review other websites to see what others have discovered about your family lines. Be careful as some of the family trees on line are not accurate. Check their sources.
  • Focus on primary sources such as copies of birth, census, death and marriage records. Many of these are available on line for free or a nominal fee.
  • Be patient – it can take a long time to uncover your genealogy.
  • Consider CAPITALIZING the surname – this will help it stand out when reviewing your records
  • List dates as 1 Jan 1890 to avoid confusion over formats such as dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy
  • List locations or places as City/Township, County, State, Country. For example: Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

Reimburse form

Reimburse Form Expense Templates

A reimbursement form is used by most businesses and non-profit organizations.

A new employer will soon realize they need a way to reimburse employees for general business expenses like office supplies, mileage, software, training fees, etc.

For travel, you can use the Travel Expense Form or Mileage Tracker, but for these other expenses, a general reimbursement form will suffice.

All you need is a simple spreadsheet for this type of form, so our Employee Expense Reimbursement Form below is just the thing. I have also added a new printable PTA Reimbursement form.

Employee Expense Reimbursement Form

for Excel, OpenOffice, and Google Sheets

Employee Expense Reimbursement Form


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2007 or later & Excel for iPad⤓ GOOGLE SHEETS


Excel 2003 (.xls)OpenOffice (.ods)

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“No installation, no macros – just a simple spreadsheet” – by Jon Wittwer


This reimbursement form was designed to allow employees to request reimbursement for general business expenses.

For travel-related expense reimbursement, use the Travel Expense Report. If you routinely use a vehicle for business purposes, download our Mileage Tracking Log.

Reimbursement Form with Receipts

for Excel

Reimbursement Form with Receipts


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2010 or later & Excel for iPad⤓ GOOGLE SHEETS

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Including digital receipts with reimbursement, forms are becoming increasingly popular. Attaching electronic scans or photos of your receipts along with your form via email is an option. But, with this template, you can insert images of your receipts below the form. Then you can print the form with the included receipts as a single PDF file.

New for Google Sheets: Google Sheets allows you to insert images into cells, so this could be done with receipts. However, GS currently doesn’t have a great way to easily view larger versions of the images within cells. This template uses a separate worksheet to allow viewing the larger versions of the images.

How to Reimburse Employees for Business-Related Expenses

For Employers

Customize the template and then give a copy of the form to your employees when they need to submit a request for expense reimbursement. Make sure they know to attach a copy of their receipts. Remember to customize the list of items in the Categories worksheet and keep the mileage rate note up-to-date (see the references below for the current rates).

It would probably be good to write up a short document that you can give your employees as a guide for what types of expenses you will reimburse and any other policies that you want to put into place (such as requiring an employee to get prior approval for any purchase over $XX).

Processing a Payment: For accounting purposes (assuming you are using an “accountable plan” – see IRS Publication 463), I find it simpler to write a separate check than to include the reimbursement in a payroll check. Employees may appreciate being reimbursed as soon as possible, instead of waiting for the normal paycheck. If you write a check, make sure to write Expense Reimbursement in the Memo field or otherwise indicate that the check is a reimbursement rather than a normal paycheck. See IRS Publication 463 for detailed rules.

For Employees

For each expense, choose an appropriate category. If you have questions about how to use the form, ask your employer. Don’t forget to attach copies of your receipts.

Important: Keep a copy of your receipts and your reimbursement request form for your own records!

Business Meals: For business meals to be tax-deductible, there must be a clear business purpose, along with a receipt. You might include the purpose for the meal in the Description if you are listing many items on a single form.

PTA Reimbursement Form

for Excel and Google Sheets

PTA Reimbursement Form Template


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2007 or later & Excel for iPad⤓ GOOGLE SHEETS

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My wife was PTA treasurer this year (2018-2019), so we based this form on how our school’s PTA handles reimbursements. You can use this form to create a printable reimbursement form for your PTA, PTO, or similar organization.

blank printable calendars

Blank printable calendars

Need a truly blank calendar – a calendar page without any numbers or month names? If so, you found the right page. You can download a number of different free printable blank calendars from this page in a variety of colors and formats.

You can also download a blank calendar template for Microsoft Excel.

If you want a blank calendar that includes the days and months of the year, check out our printable calendars, or try our other calendar templates.

Blank Calendar Template

Blank Calendar Template for Excel

⤓ DOWNLOADVersion: Excel 2007 or later


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This theme-enabled blank monthly calendar template allows you to change the color and the fonts used in the calendar by simply selecting a new theme in Excel. Just go to Page Layout > Colors or Fonts.

Printable Blank Calendars

The following printable blank calendars are available as PDF downloads and may be used to print as many paper copies as you need, free of charge, provided that the copyright notice is not removed. You may not make the file downloadable from a public server or website, but feel free to link to this page or even to a specific PDF file, because these blank calendars are never out of date.

Blank Calendar with Days of the Week – Landscape

Printable Blank Calendar

This design includes the days of the week but allows you to write in the month name. It is available in both Sunday and Monday-first formats.


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Blue | Black | Green | Purple | Red | Gray

Blank Calendar with Days of the Week – Portrait

Free Blank Printable Calendar

Similar to the previous landscape design, except that this one is in Portrait orientation.


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Blue | Black | Green | Purple | Red | Gray

Printable Blank Calendar Grid

Blank Calendar Grid

Prints only the outline for the days of the month, so you can stamp, color, or write in your own days as you see fit.


Download Calendar Grid


Download Calendar Grid

Blank Monthly Calendars

The following free blank calendar designs include 12 pages with a separate month on each page and are available in a variety of colors. The calendars have both the month name and the days of the week listed at the top in either the standard Sunday-Saturday or Monday-Sunday formats.

12-Month Blank Calendars – Landscape

Free Blank Monthly Calendar

This screenshot shows the Monday-Sunday format. In both formats, the days with the light background shading are Sunday and Saturday.


Blue | Black | Green | Purple | Red | Gray


Blue | Black | Green | Purple | Red | Gray

12-Month Blank Calendars – Portrait

Blank Monthly Calendar - Portrait

These 12-month blank calendars are the same as the previous design except for page orientation. The screenshot shows the red version.


Blue | Black | Green | Purple | Red | Gray


Blue | Black | Green | Purple | Red | Gray

New Blank Calendar Designs

The following designs were created by Vertex42 in January of 2017 after a flurry of intense creative brainstorming after asking ourselves “How can we take a boring calendar grid and do something interesting with it and still have it be functional?” These are available as PDF downloads and are designed for printing and filling in the month name, year, and days by hand.

Printable Blank Calendar – MINIMUS

Printable Blank Calendar - Minimus Design

As its name implies, this design was an attempt to create a calendar grid using very little text, lines or shading.

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Printable Blank Calendar – BOLD

Blank Calendar - Bold Design

This design uses a combination of borders and bold background shading to subtly emphasize typical workdays (Monday-Friday) instead of the more common approach of shading the weekends.

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 Download (Gray)

Printable Blank Calendar – REVERSE

Blank Calendar with Reverse Borders and Shading

This is a fun design where we basically reversed the borders and shading. If you can spare the ink, this is a pretty cool-looking calendar.

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Printable Blank Calendar – INSET

Blank Calendar with Gray Background and Inset Grid

This design came about accidentally as I was trying to create something with some shading. It kind of reminds me of the old Access database form fields.

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Printable Blank Calendar – FLOAT

Printable Blank Calendar with a Floating Grid

The grid for this calendar was created using a bunch of shape objects in Excel. Shading was added to the objects to make the elements of the calendar look like they are floating above the paper.

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Printable Blank Calendar – BLUEPRINT

Blank Calendar with a Boxed Grid

The name for this design came from the fact that it somewhat resembles a blueprint (for a storage room or dormitory or something like that). Perhaps “Boxy” might be another way to describe it.

 Download the PDF

Printable Blank Calendar – THICK

Blank Calendar with a Thick Outer Grid

Not a very flashy title for this design, but THICK refers to the border style.

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 Download (Blue)

Printable Blank Calendar – SLANT

Blank Calendar with a slant Outer Grid

You don’t often see a triangle shape used in a calendar grid, but if you are looking for something a little different, this one is cool.

 Download (Black)

 Download (Blue)

If you want to find other blank calendars in PDF format, do a Google search with “filetype:pdf” included in the search phrase, such as “blank calendar filetype:pdf” or use the Advanced Search feature to limit your search to PDF files.

template raci

Template raci Matrix

RACI (pronounced as “ray see”) is an acronym for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed.

A RACI chart or matrix is a common project management tool for clarifying and communicating roles and responsibilities for project tasks and deliverables. It is used for large projects where people may have specific roles and responsibilities, there may be many different stakeholders, and the project may cross multiple departments.


⤓ EXCEL (.XLSX)For: Excel 2010 or later & Excel for iPad/iPhone

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Our free RACI matrix template is designed to be simple and easy to customize. The color-coding within the matrix is automated using conditional formatting. Assign the R, A, C or I values by selecting from a drop-down box, or enter combined roles such as A/R. you can edit the table of abbreviations and descriptions to use this template for other variants of this method, such as DRASCI, RASI, RASIC, CAIRO, etc.

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Memo Templates

Memo Templates

Email is easy, but you may still need to write an official memo now and then. If you’re a bit rusty about what format to use for a memo letter, go ahead and download our free Memorandum Template. Not to be confused with a private placement memorandum or credit memo, a memo letter is a type of business letter used mostly for internal communication within a company, organization, or school.

A memorandum may be used to make a request, announce an upcoming meeting, or communicate some important facts. Download the memo template below, or continue reading for some tips about how to write a memo and to see the sample memo format.

Memo Templates

The Vertex42 memo templates below can be downloaded for free and customized for use within your organization. Please note that the files should not be placed on any public server accessible via the internet.

AuthorJon Wittwer and Brent Weight
LicenseLimited Use (Applies to all the sample memo letters on this page).
Required: Microsoft Word® 2007+

Formal Memorandum Template

Formal Memorandum Template


⤓ WORD (.DOCX)For: Word 2007 or later⤓ GOOGLE DOCS


Use this free memorandum template when the context of the memo or the types of recipients would require it to be more formal. Note that a formal memo would list all the recipients. A serif font like Times New Roman generally makes a letter seem more formal as well.

Casual Memo Letter Template

Sample Memo Letter Template - Casual


⤓ WORD (.DOCX)For: Word 2007 or later⤓ GOOGLE DOCS


The sample memo letter is for more casual occasions such as within volunteer organizations. You may not need to list all of the recipients in a casual memo. You might also be more creative with fonts and images (but don’t get too carried away with it

Sample Memo Letter

Formal Memorandum Template

This sample memo format includes some tips about how to write your memo. These tips are also included in the memorandum template. Memorandum

To: [Audience]
From: [Person and/or Department issuing the memo]
Date: [Date Sent]
Subject: [Subject of the Memo]

[Opening – Get to the point in the opening paragraph. Keep things simple and short. Make it easy and fast to read.]

[Summary – Provide enough background so all readers understand the history, but again, keep it simple.]

[Conclusion – End with a call to action.]

CC: [Send copies to anyone affected by the memo.]
Attachments: [List any attachments to the memo. Only list items referred to in the body of the memo.]

Using the Memorandum Template

Changing the Theme

We created the memorandum template and sample memo letter as .DOCX files for Word 2007+ so that you can easily modify the theme and styles. To change the theme, you can go to Page Layout > Themes to pick a different set of fonts for the entire document. For more information about themes and styles, you can look up those topics via the help system (F1).

Emailing a Memo

Email is easy and is great for informal communication – reminders about lunch parties or missing cell phones. For more formal or official communication, use a memo format.

A memo letter can still be sent by email. Copy your memo into the body of your email and include the official memo as an attachment.

Tips for Writing a Memo

Say what you need to say in the most concise and clear way possible. That isn’t always easy, but everybody will appreciate not having to read a long memo.

Other tips:

  • Make sure you send copies of the memo to anyone affected by it
  • Consider email for informal messages or announcements
  • If the situation is very formal, or the recipient is several pay grades above you, it may be more appropriate to use a formal business letter.

Other Free Memo Templates

The Microsoft Office® template gallery has a few memos to choose from. They don’t give guidance on how to write the memo, but seeing the different formats may be useful.

You can also find memo templates by opening up Word and going to File > New and searching for “memo” in the search field. There are few different designs available that way.

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Daily Production Schedule

Excel-based Production Scheduling System

On Time Delivery Tool

Scheduler123 is the powerful production scheduling software in Excel spreadsheets. Scheduler123 empowers master schedulers to help their manufacturing Deliver Products On Time. The snow ball effect of the delivery product on time will be…

  • Satisfy Customers
  • Retain loyalty Customers
  • Increase Sales
  • Drive Revenue Growth and Deliver Profit!.

Scheduler 1..2..3

Scheduler123 is easy to use tool with 1-2-3 steps

  • Step I – Load new order and update current order
  • Step II – Adjust parameters such as priority and press “Rescheduling” button
  • Step III – Send production schedule reports to all concerns

Key Features Scheduler123

– Visual control – easily tell when orders are Late or On-Time
– Prevents incomplete orders from being released to production, which will be caused production line down using ‘no earlier than date’
– One-button rescheduling to re-prioritize and then it re-schedules future jobs accordingly
– Handles Weekly Working Time and Break Time
– 120-day time-fence scheduling period
– 2,000 order-operation lines in scheduler workbench sheet
– Sort by Job Order, or by Work Center
– View Gantt chart in summary( 12, 24 hr/block ) or in detail ( 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 hr/block )
– Prints daily Production Schedule for each work center for operators, for Production Supervisor, for all sales which take care their customers, for all concern Managers, for top management with a high-level summary report
– Create custom Reports, with all fields from the scheduler workbench, using the Pivot Table feature for multi-dimensional analysis

Main Benefits

• Improve On-Time Delivery (OTD) KPI
• Improving % Customer Retention Rate
• Improvement Customer Satisfaction Index
• Reduce % Late Order per Period
• Reduce % Production Line down waiting for shortage material
• Reduce labor cost and overhead cost support for urgent order

More Key Features

• Easy to Learn – With step-by-step action guide and online demonstration video.
• Easy to Use – Develop for every Excel user with a macro button for repetitive tasks or complicate tasks.
• “One Button” Automated Finite Capacity Scheduling – The planned start date and the planned end date of all operations of all loaded orders will be automatically suggested.
• Forward Scheduling and Sequencing by Priority number, then by No Earlier than Date
• Batch Transfer Hour – To shorten manufacturing throughput time by allowing starting the current operation after the previous operation start for the batch-transfer hours.
• Flexible Gantt Chart – Can view Gantt chart in detail or in summary (every hour, 2,4,6,8,12 hour,s or every day) with or without shade on Saturday/Sunday
• Powerful Visual Control – All operations can have color status: Green – On-Time, Red – Late, Pink/Blue – Buffer time. The scheduler can rapid see red color which shows on some operations
and find a solution to fix it with a quick response.
• 120 Days Time Fence Period – Can have schedule visibility for 4 months
• 2,000 planning lines ( job-operation rows )
• 20 Calendars for 20 individual-calendar work centers or for 100 shared-calendar work centers – Implement work centers with their own calendars up to 20 work centers means each work center
can have their own preventive maintenance, overtime assignment, etc.
• Weekly Break Time and Holiday – Each calendar will have its own weekly break time and a holiday which working time of that calendar will be reduced automatically.
• What if capacity? – When the scheduler found that some orders cannot meet the committed due date, he can have many choices to resolve them.
• All Production Schedule Report in One Time – Update all Production Schedule Reports for all concerns automatically when clicking on the “Rescheduling” Button
• Unlimited Customized Reports – Can copy from a standard report for all fields in Scheduler Workbench, and using Pivot Table for multi-dimensional analysis.
• 5 User-defined Fields – For your customized reports
• Separate Mon-Fri working time template to support night shift and support weekends of some countries that are not Saturday and Sunday.
• Infinite Work Center to support outsourcing operations

you can learn more and even book for a demo here

Menstrual Cycle Calendar and Period Tracker

Menstrual Cycle Calendar and Period Tracker

You can make a list of the first day of each of your periods and how long they last.

Our free Menstrual Cycle Calendar and Period Tracker can help you anticipate when your next period will start

Then a one-year calendar will highlight the days when you’ve been on your period

so you can see trends in your menstrual cycle.

The tracker will calculate the average number of days between cycles, as well as how long they typically last.

As you start to see patterns in your cycles, you can record when you think your future periods will start,

and the calendar will shade those dates as well (in a different color).

When your period does start, just update your prediction to match the real date.

Month-to-month variation may prevent you from predicting the exact date your periods will start.

Even so, tracking your cycles will help you guess the approximate date, and you will be less likely to be taken by surprise.

The menstrual cycle calendar is very straightforward. You only need to input three things:

1) the year you want the calendar to show,

2) the start date of each menstrual cycle and

3) the number of days each period lasts.

Note: If you would rather track your periods by hand, you can just print out the period tracker without any start dates. Then you can just color in the days you are on your period.

After doing that, you can return to the spreadsheet and enter in the dates and durations to calculate your average cycle.

Predicting future periods:

When you know your average menstrual cycle length, you can use this template to create a calendar to show future predictions. In the table to the right of the calendar (cell Y17), enter the start date of your latest period.

Then, to fill in the rest of the dates, in cell Y18 enter the formula =Y17+30 but replace 30 with your average cycle length (in days), and copy Y18 down to Y29

you can dowload the file here

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