[Hidden-tech] Google Sheets Question

Marla Michel marla.s.michel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 15:07:11 UTC 2019

Excel online on OneDrive (for any operating system) enables multiple people
to share/access/update workbooks online and skip the unfamiliar Google
Sheets quirks.

Excel: https://office.live.com/start/Excel.aspx
OneDrive: https://onedrive.live.com/
Tutorial: https://www.excel-easy.com/examples/onedrive.html


On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:11 AM dlesser--- via Hidden-discuss <
hidden-discuss at lists.hidden-tech.net> wrote:

> One last piece of info: she and most of her office are on Macs, if that
> makes a difference. I do not think she knows about keyboard shortcuts, but
> could be inadvertently using them.
> On 2019-06-26 6:05 am, dlesser at ptraining.com wrote:
> A question for the group.
> I have created a series of Google Sheets spreadsheets for a client. Her
> employees each fill out a timesheet, all of which are linked to a roll-up
> document that summarizes each week's payroll, etc. Each employee is linked
> to a separate sheet in the rollup sheet, which then uses some other sheets
> to summarize the payroll info. In my testing, these all work as designed
> all of the time.
> Over the past 3 months, I have had a number of issues where the formulas
> in the roll up sheets become disorganized. A link to F4 will turn into
> F187. I solved those problems by using Absolute values (e.g. $F$4) and they
> do not seem to have reoccured. i have protected some ranges, but since she
> is the owner, she can override the protection.
> This past week, two cells were overwritten by what looks like text from
> another part of the sheet (i.e., F4 and F15 were overwritten by text in F3
> and F4). I do have a couple of scripts, but they simply copy the same named
> range each week and paste it as values on another sheet.
> My client si not very computer literate and is very awkward in using
> computers. I am attributing her problems to her inadvertent copy and
> pasting or moving cells since I cannot find any code or other way of making
> these changes except by a copy or move and paste or something similar.
> Does anyone else have these problems or any suggestions? I could do this
> in Excel with complete confidence that I can protect against any
> inadvertent changes, but Google Sheets is another beast entirely. We need
> to use Sheets because her office is distributed and everyone is on-line and
> not on a LAN.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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