I discover that Google Sheets might be an unimaginable software for organizing initiatives — the infinite rows and columns let me observe and categorize issues to my coronary heart’s content material. (You must see my byzantine spreadsheet for my household’s private funds.)

Till just lately, although, I’ve run into one main limitation that irked my organizational mind. If I wished so as to add hyperlinks to a cell, I may solely hyperlink a whole cell as an alternative of hyperlinking particular person phrases inside it. That meant, for instance, if I wished to trace fascinating hyperlinks about private finance in my spreadsheet, I’d need to make particular person cells for every a kind of hyperlinks, which may shortly refill far more cells than I’d like.

However earlier this summer season, whereas researching a big story, I should have subconsciously seen one thing had modified. I may, in the end, hyperlink as many issues as I wished in a single single cell, permitting me to pack much more group into my handcrafted spreadsheets. The characteristic was so good — and felt so pure — that I instantly switched to utilizing it as if it had all the time been there, and didn’t assume far more about it.

However at the moment, one other Verge staffer excitedly seen the change, too, sharing it in The Verge’s Slack as a PSA. After which my editor realized that he, like me, has began utilizing it with out even interested by it. It’s simply that useful.

Admittedly, my colleagues and I is perhaps slightly late to the hyperlinking celebration. I discovered a Google assist thread discussing the brand new performance from May 7th and a YouTube tutorial posted the same day. However maybe the characteristic reached my colleagues and I a bit later than Might, as Google typically rolls out options over time.

We figured we’d share our shared discovery of the characteristic alongside to you, expensive Verge reader, so you’ll be able to start hyperlinking all the things.



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