Excel is a great program to use when you’re looking to get any type of spreadsheet designed. Did you know that there are many templates that you can download online that will not only make your spreadsheet look great, but help you with your formulas?
I wanted to showcase a few of my favorites when it comes to downloading templates online. You will find that if you go this route, you’re going to be able to save yourself a lot of time, as well as headaches.
Microsoft Office - Go straight to the source, and download the templates straight from Microsoft. On their templates page, you can search through many various themes, as well as layouts. This is by far the best when it comes to getting a template for your Excel spreadsheet.
SpreadSheet123.com - I like this site. They have many various themes, as well as budget templates that are laid out in an organized fashion. Choose from items such as party planner all the way to a wedding planner. There is a budget spreadsheet for just about any event that you can think of.
SpreadsheetZone.com - This is another one of my favorites. When you land on the main website, you will sort by your functional area, or if you wish, you can sort by industry and more. When you browse through the spreadsheets, you can then look at ratings, the preview of it, and more. There are a lot of great downloads here.
About.com: Excel - About.com has some great links as well. While the selection isn’t massive, you may be able to to find some that are for you. They list a few of the best free Excel templates out there that you may be interested in.
Exinfm.com – The last one is an accounting based page that has a great list of many various spreadsheets that you can download for your own personal use. From valuation models to time values and more. There are so many to choose from that it will keep you busy for a few hours.
By following a few of these links, you’re going to find that you can easily get some free templates online. While a lot of the companies out there want to charge, be sure to search for free alternatives before taking out your credit card.