Recently, I had one of those “how did you do that?” moments with a tech-savvy client. This client, like me, set up his domain with Google Apps. During a meeting, he told me he wanted to show me a spreadsheet he created in Google Docs. In the web browser, he typed d.(his domain).com and the browser opened his Google Docs login page. Not long after that, as we were scheduling our next meeting, he typed c.(his domain).com in the browser, and his Google Calendar instantly appeared. I …
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Today I was experimenting with Google Docs and discovered something really cool that I want to share. I created the chart below titled “Cash Contributed to Partnership” from a simple spreadsheet. The chart is not a static image. The data in the chart is linked to the spreadsheet stored in my Google Docs account. When I change the numbers on the spreadsheet, the chart in this blog post updates automatically.
(disclaimer – the data in the chart is entirely fictional …
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Need a loan amortization schedule? There’s a template for that.
Creating a personal monthly budget? There’s a template for that.
Is one of your kids getting married and you’re planning out the expenses? There’s a template for that.
Okay, you get the point and you’re not amused with my not-funny “there’s an app for that” parody, so I’ll stop there.
Friends have sometimes asked me to help them create spreadsheets for all of the above purposes, perhaps unaware of the many templates that exist …
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