As the market continues to shift to a remote settings, digital calendars are quickly becoming one of the most common uses of Google Sheets. In this blog, I will show you how to set up and use the pre-made calendars in Google Sheets.
Step #1: Start a New Spreadsheet
Google Sheets has pre-made calendars that you can access and use for free. on the main page of Google Sheets, you will see a bar titled Start a new spreadsheet. In there, you will simply click on the most current calendar option.
Step #2: Navigate the Calendar
When you first enter the calendar page, what you want to do is learn how to navigate the calendar. At the bottom of the page, you will see the sheets tabs have been renamed to the months of the year.
To more closely analyze the desired month, click on the corresponding sheet tab.
Step #3: Fill in your Calendar
As you can see, I have already filled out most of this calendar; when you work remotely it is critical to keep tabs on everything that is on your plate in a given week.
Before you fill in the cells, I would recommend wrapping the text within the cells, to help keep the calendar neat. You can do that by highlighting the whole "month" of cells, and then select Wrap Text in the Format Menu. Learn more about wrapping text here.
Also, when you have more than one item on your plate for a given day, it is a good idea to have a list. You can insert a new line by pressing CTRL+ENTER, add new tasks, bullet points, and whatever else you may need.
Step #4: Customize your Graph
If you want to change the color scheme and general layout of your calendar, simply select the Format Menu and from there click on the Theme option. From here, you can select different themes.