Sabine N Konig. Spreadsheet Templates. October 18th , 2017.
The only caveat to add to all the above is that your freshly written equation will appear in a textbox. Textboxes are distinct from the main spreadsheet in that they have no cell address. This means they can be dragged across the sheet to your desired location. Obviously you dont want to have to move the formula every time you insert or delete rows from the underlying spreadsheet. Fortunately the default settings for such objects ensure that they retain their local position at all times.
Thirdly, in my experience many business people find that even the most basic accounting system is too complicated, and, if they do not have good bookkeeping skills they will fail to use the system correctly.
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.
Is there a solution? There appears to be little choice for many small businesses (those with less than 100 transactions a month). The requirement is for an inexpensive, easy to use, easy to set up and easy to understand bookkeeping template system.
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