How To Create A Log Sheet In Microsoft Publisher?

The importance of log sheets in a company is monumental for its day by day operation, making it an effective tool for business management. Within a company, log sheets are being utilized by managers to record shift attendance of employees who reported for work in the office, by security personnel keeping tabs of guests and visitors within the premises, by secretaries taking important notes during a board of directors meeting, by company purchasers monitoring supply deliveries, and many more. However, log sheets can also be utilized for other uses, such as an event sign-in sheet, a daily or monthly personal to-do list, a home call log, and many more as well.

Nevertheless, log sheets in a company are more valuable compared to their counterparts that are utilized by people for other purposes. That's why we will teach you what we know in creating a log sheet that's effective for whatever purpose it may serve in your company.

1. Launch Microsoft Publisher

Choosing Microsoft Publisher over any other editing program gives you only positives. Why? First, Microsoft Publisher, as its name implies, was programmed and designed by its developers to create documents that are for publications, such as the likes of flyers, posters, brochures, and other projects. If you think of a log sheet, it's a much simpler document compared to those recently mentioned. So you can expect Microsoft Publisher to have every tool and feature that's necessary for creating a log sheet or worksheet. Second, Microsoft Publisher is more user-friendly compared to other editing programs. So if you're not that an adept in operating it, or have not operated it yet at all, there's no need for you to worry.

2. Determine The Purpose

Before you start formulating any element in your log sheet, you must first determine what purpose will it serve. Only you know the answer to it. But we will stress that if you first determine the purpose of your log sheet, you will have some ideas on how to structure its layout. By doing this, your log sheet will be able to cater to your company's record-keeping needs.

3. Formulate A Table

Based on your log sheet's determined purpose, formulate a table that'll meet your needs, just like what we've mentioned just recently. For example, if your log sheet is a daily attendance sheet, its table must have columns of employee names, and time-in and time-out for each of their shifts. Another example, if your log sheet is a maintenance log of your company's equipment, its table must have columns for the technician's name, time and date of each maintenance check, and essential remarks.

4. Provide A Blank Space Below For Important Notes

It may not always be necessary, but providing a blank space or box below your log sheet may come in handy at times. For instance, if your log sheet is an attendance sheet, and one of your employees can't report for work a valid reason, you can note it at the blank space you've provided below instead of doing it at the table, which would make it appear messy.

5. Integrate Your Company's Logo

Despite the simplicity of a log sheet compared to the likes of formal documents, it's still an official document of your company. That's why you must integrate your company logo at its beginning. The logo also solidifies the credibility of your log sheet and will be a fitting addition to your company's archived documents.

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