Wether you're in a corporate office or on a college campus, a key to success has always been maintaining an organized and neat schedule. Making a good schedule is easier now more than ever thanks to the power of google sheets.
Wether you need a google calendar or a weekly schedule, I will show you how I did that with Google Sheets along with a few steps and examples.
Step #1: The Time Table
First, you will fill in the cells to set up an autofill. For the days of the week, simply put down the word Monday, or some acceptable abbreviation that Google will recognize (i.e. Mon)
For time, simply input the time of day that you are up and moving. For most college students, that was typically around 8 AM, then the next time you input will affect the time increments for your schedule. You can break it up however you want, but I like to do 30 minute increments.
Step #2: Formatting
Highlight the entire thing and add the following to your table:
- Bold Text
- Center Align
- Middle Align
- Wrap Text
Step #3: Fill it In
Once they are highlighted, simply select Merge in the toolbar menu. That will give you one massive cell that covers the entire preselected range.
Now you can fill in the information for that task.
Here is how I like to orient the lines within the cell:
- Name of the class, along with any special notes.
- Location if applicable (Room Number)
- Time frame
You can add new lines to your cells by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ENTER.
The final step will be to color code your tasks to help you better distinguish your schedule.
To do so, simply select the cell and click on the button in the toolbar that looks like a paint bucket. Since it is for a chemistry class, I like to give it a green color.
I also have found it useful to use the more faded colors, so that it remains easy to read the contents of the task-cell.
If your task repeats itself multiple times in a week, you can also copy and paste the original task-cell to wherever you need it.
And there you have it. That is a basic overview of how I make a schedule in Google Sheets. If you also want to learn how I make a calendar, click the link here