What's different about our template?Our template is available in Excel (xlsx and xls), OpenDocument Spreadsheet, and PDF. You can use it on your computer or print it off. You can add, delete and edit any part of the template. Because there are no complicated macros, formulas, or conditional formatting, it is easy for anyone to use, regardless of their skill with spreadsheets.
How to use this template to schedule your day
Step 1: Download the TemplateStart by downloading the Ultra Simple Daily Schedule template from our website. Click the 'Download' button, and save it on your computer or device.
Step 2: Open the TemplateOnce downloaded, open the file using Microsoft Excel or any compatible spreadsheet software.
Step 3: Familiarize Yourself with the TemplateYou'll see two columns in the template. The left column is pre-filled with the hours of the day, while the right column is empty, ready for you to fill in with your activities.
Step 4: Add Your Tasks and ActivitiesClick on a cell in the right column adjacent to the time you want to schedule an activity. Type in your tasks, actions, or meetings. Remember, you can be as detailed or as brief as you need.
Step 5: Save Your WorkAs you add your activities, be sure to save your work periodically. It's good practice to do this so you don't lose any data if your computer or device crashes or reboots unexpectedly.
Step 6: Review and Update RegularlyAs your day progresses, check off tasks that you've completed and make amendments as necessary if meetings change or new tasks come up.
Step 7: Print (Optional)If you prefer a physical copy of your daily schedule, you can print the document. Go to 'File' and click 'Print'. Make sure your printer settings are set to A4 portrait for the best fit.
Step 8: Start a New DayAt the end of the day, or first thing in the morning, clear out the tasks in the right column, ready for a new day of activities. Don't forget to save your blank template for use another day.
How to remove or change the logoTo remove the StakeholderMap.com logo from the top left of the worksheet and replace it with your own, follow these steps:
- Right click on the StakeholderMap.com logo.
- Click Change Picture
- Use one of these options to select your logo:
- This Device: This allows you to change the current picture to another one stored on your local drive or network.
- From Online Sources: This option connects to the internet and allows you to search for and select a picture from online sources, such as Bing Search, OneDrive, and others.
- From Stock Images: This option allows you to select a picture from a collection of professional photos, icons, and clipart images provided by Microsoft.
- From Icons: This option allows you to select from a collection of predefined icons.
- From Clipboard: If you've copied an image (CTRL+C), you can use this option to change the existing picture to the one you have in your clipboard.
How to change the format of the timeThe time cells are set to a custom format hh:mm. You can change this to whatever you want by right-clicking.
Step 1: Select the Time CellsClick and drag your cursor over all the cells containing the times that you want to reformat.
Step 2: Open the Format Cells Dialog BoxRight-click on one of the selected cells. A contextual menu will appear. From this menu, select 'Format Cells'. This will open the 'Format Cells' dialog box.
Step 3: Select 'Custom'In the 'Format Cells' dialog box, you'll see a series of categories listed on the left. Click on 'Custom'.
Step 4: Choose or Define Your FormatOn the right side of the dialog box, under 'Type', you'll see a list of custom formats. You can select one of these if it meets your needs, or you can create a new custom format in the input field at the top.
For example, if you want to change the format to display hours, minutes and seconds, you could type 'hh:mm:ss' into the input field.