How to make your spreadsheets look pretty

So we have all been in this situation where we need to present some data to an important stakeholder. Whether that be our boss, our client or an investor.

We pore over the analysis and the numbers making sure everything is perfect. Then we present our spreadsheet to our stakeholder.

We notice they are straining their eyes trying to figure out what’s going on.

Then they ask a simple question you thought you had clearly answered “so, what was the total profit for last year?”