When you are starting to get familiar with restaurant seating charts, consider using an Excel template to help you along. By using the template, you will be able to instantly build the same types of charts that are needed in restaurant business plans. This is great for anyone who doesn't have a good understanding of how to use Excel.
As the name suggests, this is a word document that is used to print charts from. To create this, simply open a Word document and then copy and paste the following formula into the document. This works for Word as well as Excel.
You can have this work on any word document including publisher or even text edit. So don't be intimidated by this process because it really isn't all that difficult.
Now, we want to add the different elements that are going to make the Excel chart such as rows and columns. Select the first text box on the right side of the main page and then add the following formula into it.
As you type this, you want to click the Cell tab on the toolbar. Type "Cell" and then hit enter.
This will place the cell into a new cell and will allow you to move this cell around in the spreadsheet. You can then begin typing the different names for the columns you need.
While you type these names, you can begin moving the cells to a different position on the spreadsheet. You can type the "left"right" arrow keys to move these cells.
And if you want to go back to the original position, just press the "backspace" key. Just remember to use quotation marks to prevent Word from changing the name you typed.
The next row should be entered on the left. This will duplicate the cells that are currently there on the page.
The number of rows that are going to be on the right of the word document is what you want to enter into the second text box. The formula you created will allow you to do this.
The last step is to add another row on the right, this time filling in the first column on the spreadsheet that is being sent to the data entry area. So this will return all of the data into that cell.
Once you have completed your document, you can add the colors and a small logo to give it more personality. Then print out the chart so you can learn how to use it as well as the basic Excel formulas needed.