How to Make a Signup Sheet on Google Docs


Google Docs is a very versatile and useful web-based word processor. If you're running a meeting, project, or event, you can use Google Docs to create your own customized signup sheet, or you can use existing templates to make the task even easier. Either way, both can be easily done from the Google Docs website, and the files you create will be stored directly in your Google Drive account.

Part 1
Making a Signup Sheet from a Blank Document

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Open a new browser tab or window and visit the .

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Under the Sign In box, type in your Gmail email address and password. This is your one Google ID for all of Google’s services, including Google Docs. Click the “Sign in” button to proceed. Upon logging in, you will be brought to the main directory. If you already have existing documents, you can see and access them from here.

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Click the large red circle with a plus sign on the lower right corner. A new window or tab will open with a blank document of the web-based word processor.

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A good signup sheet is tabular so that it will be easy to read and fill up. You will at least need to know how many columns or headers you will need for your signup sheet. Click the “Table” option from the main menu bar then “Insert Table.” Click on the dimensions you need for the table based on the number of columns and rows you will need. The table will be added to your document.

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On top of the table, type in the name of the signup sheet. Is it an attendance record, a volunteer signup sheet, a sign-in/sign-out sheet, or others? You can also add a description if you want.

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On the first row of the table, put the column titles. Since this is a signup sheet, you will need at least a column for names. The other columns will depend on what else you need to be filled up.

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It will make the signup sheet easier to count if you put row numbers in front of each row. Do so. Start with 1, until you reach the end. You can have more rows since you may not necessarily know how many will sign-up.

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When you’re done, you can just simply close the window or tab. Everything is saved. You can access your signup sheet file from Google Docs or Google Drive.

Part 2
Making a Signup Sheet with Templates

Making a Signup Sheet with Templates on How to Make a Signup Sheet on Google Docs

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Open a new browser tab or window and visit the .

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Under the Sign In box, type in your Gmail email address and password. This is your one Google ID for all of Google’s services, including Google Docs. Click the “Sign in” button to proceed. Upon logging in, you will be brought to the main directory. If you already have existing documents, you can see and access them from here.

Making a Signup Sheet with Templates on How to Make a Signup Sheet on Google Docs

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Click the large red circle with a plus sign on the lower right corner. A new window or tab will open with a blank document of the web-based word processor.

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There’s no native template in Google Docs. However, you can add some add-ons that contains the templates that you need. For this example, you need an attendance or signup template. Click the “Add-on” option from the main menu bar then on “Get Add-ons.” The Add-ons window will open.

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Look for “template.” Type it in the search box on the top right corner of the window, and view the results matching your search.

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Click the “Free” button right beside the selected add-on. Most of them are free. The add-on will be installed to your Google Docs.

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Click the “Add-on” option from the main menu bar again. You will now see the add-on you just installed here. Click on it, then click on “Browse Templates.”

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Click “Attendance” from the template gallery. The names and previews of all available attendance and sign up sheet templates will be displayed. Click on the one you want to use.

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The selected template’s details will be displayed. You can read its description to see if its purpose meets your needs. A bigger preview will also be displayed so you can see it better. When you’ve decided on this, click the “Copy to Google Drive” button on the window. The template will be created as a new file under your Google Drive account.

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Access your account. You should see the file for the signup sheet you’ve just made as part of your files. Double-click on it to open it on a new window or tab. You now have your signup sheet.

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Now all you have to do is edit the template according to your signup needs. When you’re done, just close the document window or tab since changes are saved automatically.