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Quick Google Sheets Tips

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Quick Google Sheets Tips: Boost Your Productivity and Get More Done in Less Time

Quick Google Sheets tips are perfect for busy professionals who want to improve their productivity and efficiency. These short and sweet videos offer quick and easy tips that can be implemented in just a few minutes, helping you to save time and get more done. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the best quick Google Sheets tips, including how to link directly to a tab in a sheet, how to download a sheet as a CSV with a URL only, and how to create an interactive to-do list.

Quick Google Sheets Tips
Very short videos with a quick Google Sheets tip. Rock and roll! If you’re in a rush these tips will add one more tool to your Google Sheets toolbelt in just a few short minutes.

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Every Tab Has a Unique ID called GID
Each spreadsheet file has its own unique ID, which is its URL. However, every tab in a sheet also has a unique ID, known as a "gid." By using this ID, you can link directly to a tab in a sheet, saving you time and effort. This is especially useful when you're working with large sheets with multiple tabs.

How to Download a Sheet as a CSV with a URL only
If you want to download a Google Sheet as a CSV, you don't need to go through a lot of steps. In fact, you can do it with just a URL. All you need to do is add "/export?format=csv" to the end of the sheet's URL, and you'll be able to download it as a CSV file.

2 Ways to Hide Data
Sometimes, you might want to hide data in your Google Sheet. Perhaps you're sharing it with someone, and you don't want them to see certain information. Or maybe you just want to declutter your sheet. Whatever the reason, there are two simple ways to hide data in Google Sheets: using the IF() formula, or using the "Hide" feature in the "Format" menu.

Interactive To-Do List
Creating a to-do list in Google Sheets is easy. But did you know you can create an interactive to-do list that does so much more? With a little bit of creativity, you can add features like progress tracking, due dates, and even automatic reminders. This is a great way to stay organized and on top of your tasks.

How do I Insert Emojis into Google Sheets?
Emojis are a great way to add some fun and personality to your Google Sheets. To insert emojis, all you need to do is press "Control+Command+Space" on your keyboard. This will bring up a menu of emojis that you can choose from.

Hide Gridlines for Better Communication
Gridlines can be useful when you're working in Google Sheets. They help you to see where each cell begins and ends. However, sometimes they can get in the way and make your sheet look cluttered. If you want to hide gridlines, simply go to the "View" menu, and uncheck the "Gridlines" option.

Frustrated With Sheets New Dropdown Pills?
Google Sheets recently introduced a new feature called "dropdown pills," which are similar to dropdown menus. While some people love this feature, others find it frustrating and prefer the classic dropdown menus. If you're in the latter group, don't worry - there are three simple options to show dropdowns in Google Sheets.


Less than 2 minute tip to help you link directly to a tab in a sheet. Each spreadsheet file has it's own unique id, a url. But also every tab has a unique "gid" that you can use to link directly to a tab in a sheet. Saving people a click.
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Without gridlines our sheets become a lot easier to communicate exactly what we want to communicate.


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Create a slug maker inside your sheet. We'll take any title with any case, even if it's wrong. Our sheet template will lower case the whole line, and replace any spaces with hyphens. This way we can enter any kind of title we want and get a hyperlink slug out for use in blogs or cataloging.
Hide data with these simple tricks. Just using the IF() formula.


3 options to show dropdowns. It looks actually much closer to Airtable, but some people don't want this some sheets sort of fanatics, enthusiasts, people who love Google Sheets and don't really want to look.
Create a simple to-do list that does so much more.


Using Control+Command+Space in inserting emojis into Google Sheets.


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This is like one of those things that is incredibly frustrating about Google Sheets. I will tell you right now. It is the simplest, stupidest solution


Create a sequence of numbers that magically appears as you type in each row. Put this in A1 and start typing in column B: =SEQUENCE(COUNTA(B:B),1,1,1)


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Add extra pizzazz. a little more snazz to your sheets. Make dashboards with very flexible drop shadows. A great google Sheet trick for any occasion.
You can change the row height in 5 different ways in a google sheet. Consider adding padding around your text with more row height. and column width.


We're gonna talk about some of the most basic keyboard shortcuts that incredibly time saving and are gonna make you so much faster when using Google Sheets.
Very quick interesting little keyboard shortcut where you might not even know it exists. Repeat what you're doing, over and over again.


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