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Free Eisenhower Matrix Template for Google Sheets (2024 Update)

May 8, 2024

How to Create an Eisenhower Matrix in Google Sheets

Creating an Eisenhower Matrix in Google Sheets is a great way to prioritize tasks based on their urgency and importance. Here's how to do it:

1. Create the Matrix Outline

In cell B1, type Urgent.

In cell C2, type Not Urgent.

In cell A2, type Important.

In cell A4, type Not Important.

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2. Label the Quadrants

Cell B2 will be your Do: Tasks that are urgent and important.

Cell C2 is for Plan: Tasks that are important but not urgent.

Cell B4 is for Delegate: Tasks that are urgent but not important.

Cell C4 is for Eliminate: Tasks that are neither urgent nor important.

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3. Format Your Matrix

First, merge A2:A3 and A4:A5 using the "Merge cells" button at the top.

Select the "Important" and "Not Important" cells and go to Format > Rotation > Rotate up.

Tip: You can increase the font size using the toolbar at the top and clicking on the + icon.

To adjust the row heights, click on the line between a row to adjust each row as needed for better visibility. A gray line should appear. Drag row 3 and row 5 down to make more space. You can do the same for the column widths. 

Here's how the formatted text should look like: 

You can also adjust the alignment by clicking on the Horizontal and Vertical Align buttons in the toolbar and choosing the Middle option. You can do the same for the other cells, depending on your preference.

Make your titles bold by selecting them and clicking the "B" in the toolbar.

You can apply different background colors to each quadrant to visually separate them. Select a cell or quadrant, then click the "Fill color" button in the toolbar and choose a color.

4. Enter Your Tasks

Simply click on cells B3, C3, B5, or C5 to add your tasks. 

Eisenhower Matrix Template for Google Sheets

Feel free to make a copy of this Eisenhower matrix and use it as your own. Do not request for permission to edit, simply go to File > Make a copy.

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to create an Eisenhower matrix in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to make a sunburst chart in Google Sheets and how to remove characters in Google Sheets.

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