This article will walk you through some tips and tricks in Excel that will make navigating your rooming list easier.
On/after your hotel's cut-off date, you can fax a rooming list with credit cards to your property from the “Reservations” page on your Hotel Event Dashboard. You can also export a rooming list without credit cards at any time. If you require a password-protected Excel rooming list or a Passkey-compatible rooming list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tip #1 - Expanding a Cell
To expand a cell, hover over the divider between the labels of two columns, as shown in the picture below. Once you see the cross icon with arrows pointing out in opposite directions, click and hold to drag the column to the desired width. Alternatively, you can double click and the column will automatically expand to the correct width.
Tip #2 - Using the "Find" Function
You can use the find function in Excel to search for specific keywords or numbers. This is especially useful when searching for a specific reservation. On a Mac, use Command + F. On Windows, use Ctrl + F to bring up a search bar in the top right corner, as shown in the picture below. From here, type in the name, number, etc. that you are looking for and Excel will show you the first cell where that phrase shows up. Hit Enter again to move on to the next time that the phrase shows up in the spreadsheet.
Tip #3 - Deleting Columns/Rows
If there are additional columns/rows in your spreadsheet that you would like to remove, you can delete them. To delete a column or row, click the heading at the top of the far left of the column/row. This will highlight the entire column/row, as shown in the picture below.
Once the column is highlighted, right-click to open a dropdown menu where you can select the Delete function. Alternatively, you can click on the Delete button in the top menu above the spreadsheet.
Tip #4 - Reservation Status Column
To see which reservations have been cancelled, scroll over to the status column in your rooming list spreadsheet. Cancelled reservations will contain the status Cancelled.
Tip #5 - Finding Credit Card Information
To find credit card information in the rooming list spreadsheet, use the scrollbar at the bottom of the sheet to move to the right. All columns containing credit card information will begin with the cc denomination.