I’m working on significant additions for version 4.0 of my design spreadsheet, and I’m running into a question of templates. Currently, my spreadsheet is available as a MS Excel document. To use it, you need to download, open on a computer with MS Office installed, and then you can edit and save it to your computer like any normal file. This is how JVN, Paul Copioli, and a number of others have made their spreadsheets. However, I am considering switching to Google Sheets, which would host the spreadsheet in the cloud, allowing access from any/multiple computers.
Here are the pros of each as I see them:
|• Saved locally, so easier to organize on the computer||• Easier file sharing across multiple computers|
|• Faster execution times||• Multiple people can edit at once|
|• Can run VBA code for Sprint Distance Calculator||• Doesn’t require MS Office, so can be edited from a phone|
|• Doesn’t require me to redo everything|
All this being said, I'd like to hear from the community which one you'd prefer, and why. Or if you have another idea for a platform, I'd be open to hearing it.
- Google Sheets