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How to create a time sheet template in Excel?

In some cases, some users require to record their working time every week. A weekly time sheet is a good way to solve this problem. In this article, I will show you how to create a weekly time sheet in Excel, and then save it as a template easily.

Create a time sheet and save as normal Excel template

Only save the time sheet (selection) as an mini template

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arrow blue right bubbleCreate a time sheet template in Excel

Step 1: Create a new workbook, and prepare a table as following screen shot shown:

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Step 2: Enter date into the table:

(1) Specify the beginning date of Time period in Cell B2.

(2) In Cell A7 enter =IF(B2<>"",B2,""), and press the Enter key.

(3) In Cell A8 enter =IF(A7<>"",A7+1,""), and drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to Range A9:A13.

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Note: If these dates in Range A7:A13 are not showing in the data format, please select the Range A7:A13, and click the Number Format box in the Number group on the Home tab, and then specify the Short Date in the drop down list.

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Step 3: Enter the week days into the table:

(1) In Cell B7 enter =A7, and drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to Range B8:B13;

(2) Keep Range B7:B13 selected, click the anchor in the Number group on the Home tab;

(3) In the opening Format Cells dialog box, click to highlight the Custom in the Category box, enter dddd into the box below Type, and click the OK button.

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Step 4: Add data validation for Time columns:

(1) Select the Range C7:F13, click the Data > Data Validation;

(2) In the Data Validation dialog box, specify the Time in the Allow box, specify between in the Data box, specify Start time as 0:00, and specify End time as 23:59, and at last click the OK button. See screen shot below:

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Step 5: Add data validation for Sick column and Vacation column:

(1) Select the Range I7:J13, and click the Data > Data Validation;

(2) In the throwing Data Validation dialog box, specify the Allow as Decimal, specify Data as between, specify Minimum as 0, and specify Maximum as 8, as last click the OK button.

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Step 6: Enter your original data into the Time columns, Sick column and Vacation column, and then calculate the working hours:

(1) In Cell G7 enter =IF(((D7-C7)+(F7-E7))*24>8,8,((D7-C7)+(F7-E7))*24), and drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to Range G8:G13;

(2) In Cell H7 enter =IF(((D7-C7)+(F7-E7))*24>8,((D7-C7)+(F7-E7))*24-8,0), and drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to Range H8:H13;

Note: Both formulas suppose normal working hours are 8 hours per day. If your working hours are different, change the 8 to your working hour amount in two formulas.

Step 7: Calculate the daily total and weekly total:

(1) In Cell K7 enter =SUM(G7:J7), and drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to Range K8:K13;

(2) In Cell G14 enter =SUM(G7:G13), and drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to Range H14:K14.

Up to present, we have created a time sheet in Excel already. Some users may require to use the time sheet with this format usually, so we can save it as a template.

Step 8: Click the File > Save > Computer > Browse in Excel 2013; or click the File / Office button > Save in Excel 2007 and 2010.

Step 9: In the Save As dialog box, enter a name for your template in the File name box, click the Save as type box and select Excel Template(*.xltx) from the drop down list, and then click the Save button.

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    Max Kobel · 2 years ago
    My first formula =IF(B2 "",B2,"") doesn't work for some reason, it says formula has a mistake