Templates can be a great thing, in both the online and offline world. It isn’t any different with this program either, there is great support for them in the office suite and it’s done for many reasons. In this article, we’re going to talk about the benefits of using templates in the Calc as well as how you can actually do that. We’ll round the whole article off at the end with a suitable conclusion about what we’ve told you.
So, why would you consider using templates? The first advantage is that it saves you time – you won’t need to keep recreating the same thing over and over again if you’re using the same design and the same basic formulas. Another thing is that it enables you to get great consistency over your documents, you just need to perfect the template and you’ll never have to worry about them not being all correct because they’ll all be in the same style and you’ll never have to worry about mistakes having been made, it’s one of the best features in our opinion.
Not only do templates help to give consistency over your wide range of business documents, they also help to eliminate errors. These are something that you really can’t have if you’re in a business, they can prove very costly and do look very unprofessional. By using templates, you should be able to avoid some very common mistakes being made, it’s just one of the ways in which you can do that. You can pre-determine pretty much anything you want about the spreadsheets you create in future so that you’re all ready to go, all you need to do is load it up and follow what we’re going to say next.
Creating a Calc Template
If you want to create a Calc template, you’ll probably be very surprised about just how easy it is. The first thing you need to do is just create a standard spreadsheet as you would normally. Be careful not to add any spreadsheet-specific information, a template needs to contain things that will be there in ALL of them. Styling, business information, layouts and other relevant details should be added to it. Once you’re done and you’re happy with the way it looks, you just need to save it as a template. This is easy, just go into File –> Save As and change the file type to a template rather than a standard spreadsheet. You’ve done it when you submit it!
Using a Calc Template
So you’ve just created a Calc template now, but how do you go about actually putting it into action and creating a normal spreadsheet from the design template you’ve just made. Load it up and then go into Calc, and navigate to File –> Open. You need to choose the directory in which you’ve saved the template and may need to change the file extension that the tool is looking for to a template as well. When you’ve done that, you’ll see the template appear again and can add your spreadsheet-specific information such as statistics. When you’re done, just go into File –> Save As and save it as an ordinary document.
In conclusion, using Calc templates really is an easy thing to do, there’s nothing complex about it. All you need to do is use spreadsheets in exactly the same way as before but just change the file format that you save it in so that the software knows what is a spreadsheet and what is a template. Feel free to distribute the template to other parts of the business if you’re in this environment so that everyone can benefit from the consistency and easy access to documents. We highly recommend that you use this download and install it onto your computer if you haven’t already so that you can benefit from these revolutionary features.