Starting a spreadsheet from scratchWhen starting a spreadsheet from scratch, keep the output in mind. That’s where I’ve seen users get intimidated and not know where to start. They have an undefined need. So, start with the end in mind.

Think about the layout of the result. Think about the questions that you want the result to answer.

And chill out. The initial layout is never the final layout. Jump in and don’t worry about getting right.

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