You may have already read our article on how to find the perfect grocery list template for you but you still may have trouble formatting, editing, or printing your grocery list templates. Luckily, we have some resources where you can find a grocery list template that’s easy for you to format, whether you feel most comfortable with Mac Pages or Microsoft Word.
#1 PDF: Grocery lists templates generally transfer well to PDF format, and PDF templates don’t usually require you to do much formatting. If you want to be able to type entries into your PDF grocery list template, you should make sure that you download a template that is not read-only and that allows you to enter text. Read-only versions of PDF grocery shopping list templates will need to be printed, and you’ll have to handwrite items, prices, and other information on the template.
If you don’t already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, install it by visiting the Adobe website. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, edit, save, and print templates that are in PDF format.
#2 Microsoft Word: Since Microsoft Word is generally made for writing out long essays or documents, formatting a chart (which a grocery list will generally provide you with) may be tricky.
Fortunately, most Microsoft Word templates you can download are already formatted for you. Editing a template on Microsoft Word just takes a few clicks and a little bit of typing, and printing on Microsoft Word is simple and straightforward.
#3 Excel: Excel will most likely only be used for grocery list templates that are computing data, like budgets or prices of individual data.
If you use a grocery list template primarily for budgeting, Excel will help you quickly add up prices and assess whether your trip to the grocery store will cost you more or less than you desire. Excel can also help you figure out which non-essential items you should take off your grocery list to save money.
#4 Mac Pages: Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of grocery list templates that are available exclusively for Mac Pages (you can look at pre-formulated templates on the Pages database or import Word documents into pages).
Once you’ve imported a Word document into Mac Pages, you can easily edit, print, and save it. Since Mac Pages is similar to Microsoft Word in many ways, you can expect a similar grocery list template experience in both programs.
If you have a program you’re more comfortable using, you can usually export/import templates from other programs into that program. However, it may be easier to simply find a template online already in the format you are familiar with.