A spreadsheet can be the perfect sidekick to your writing app, helping you compile research or organize an outline. It’s already your go-to for tables and charts—if numbers are involved, a spreadsheet’s the tool for the job.

But they go beyond digits: Spreadsheets can also be a simple way to craft HTML, format links in Markdown, translate text, clean up copy, or perform any other bulk text editing task where you just might need a bit of automation help.

I’ve used Google Sheets spreadsheets as a writing sidekick for years, from managing editorial calendars to organizing research for articles to assembling tool comparison charts. This post offers some of the best ways I’ve found for a spreadsheet to help you write faster and publish more efficiently.


 

Source: Write Faster with Spreadsheets: 10 Shortcuts for Composing Outlines, Research, HTML Tables and More