Sabine N Konig. Spreadsheet Templates. January 19th , 2018.
Following the above steps, it should be easy to incorporate mathematical equations into any spreadsheet development you do. This means you can present your research professionally without having to produce your formulas in e.g. Matlab and screen capture them before putting them in your final report.
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.
Try not to use of keep the use of merging cells to an absolute minimum. I cant express how much this can create a lot of issues like losing the ability to sort data correctly, use copy and paste correctly and the ability to run VBA code as its does not handle merged cells very well. One great way around is to use the alternative Centre Across Selection. This can easily be achieved by Format | Cells Always try to leave at least three or more blank rows above your data table. This can be easily used for criteria for features such as database functions and advanced filtering.
However, this method is no better than handwritten records, it is still prone to errors which may go unnoticed, and if no reconciliation procedures are carried out, then your data will be inaccurate and misleading.
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