Marko, who is a long time PHD reader and an excel ninja sent this via email,
I work at an insurance company in Slovenia. At the beginning of each year we have a conversation with our superiors to review our work in the past year and to set new goals (main activities) that we’re gonna work on throughout the year. To keep track of these activities I took the liberty of modifying Jennie’s A New Year Resolutions Template that Kicks Ass and created a more “dynamic” template.
He sent me this:
I immediately liked this implementation, for various reasons. This example shows how we can combine various powerful features in MS Excel to create something truly unique and outstanding. It uses,
- Conditional formatting to highlight rows when the activity is 100% complete. [learn how to]
- Formulas to show check boxes when the activity is done. [learn how to]
- A thermometer chart to show the progress against the target. [learn how to]
- An elegant date formula to show how many days are remaining to finish the goals. [learn how to]
- And scrollbar form controls to adjust the % completion values. [learn how to]
Download this tracker Excel File
Click here to download the example file and play with it.
Thank you Marko
Very elegant, very slick. Good work Marko. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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