Excel is a widely used computer application and in this article we will discuss how you can create your own construction schedule template for Excel. You can use these templates to keep track of the progress of any project as it happens.
The construction schedule has become a very important tool in the construction business. Whether you are a contractor or not, a project needs to be scheduled and calculated to keep it on schedule. I have found that Microsoft excel is the best program for this task.
The best way to schedule a project is to go to a site and get a feel for the project. How long does it take? How much time do they expect it to take? It is important to know this information before anything else.
Now we want to create our own construction schedule based on our visit to the site. We will use excel to create our schedule. Creating an excel schedule template is easy, it only takes a few minutes to do and you can save the template and move on to a different project.
Now we are ready to create the template. First, make sure that you have the program installed and that you are logged into the online account you created.
Next, click on the file menu and then click "create new" to create a new blank excel template. Here you will have the option to create a new workbook, create a new sheet or a new formula.
To get started with the template, let's create a basic chart. Click on the toolbar and then click the buttons to the left. You will see a list of icons. Click on the a tick mark for the title and then click the tab design icon to start the customization process.
With the basic chart selected, click the top menu and then click properties. You will see a new tab titled file and then click the tab that says type. You will then need to fill in the following fields.
The format is DATE. Then select the tab that says description and then fill in the following text. The description should be something like "The time until completion of this project".
In the same place as the description, fill in the company name. You will find this string on the project layout on the page. You will need to change the font size to Arial.
Then, click the tab labeled description and then fill in the following text. Finally, hit enter and hit the backspace key a couple of times until you get to the end of the line and then enter the string "Mostly" for the code to auto complete the number.
Lastly, click the Xl tick mark in the bottom right corner and then click save. Then close the workbook.