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Formatter update · July 19, 2018

New for Formatter: Do More with Line Items and Split Text

You don't want to sell one item—you'd much prefer customers with full shopping carts and dozens of detailed orders. Line items give you the details of every item, but sometimes that's not quite enough. Zapier's newly updated Formatter actions give you more control over the details in your line items....read more
Formatter mention · May 14, 2018

How to Find Records Automatically in Google Sheets, Excel, and Zapier

Spreadsheets excel at crunching numbers. Add a column of figures—your sales or expenses, perhaps—and a quick formula =SUM(A1:A10) can add them up or =AVERAGE(A1:A10) returns the average price. They’re flexible yet powerful. Databases are better at connecting enormous amounts of data across different tables. You could have a list of...read more
Formatter mention · December 13, 2017

MeisterLabs Built a Workflow in Slack to Manage Vacation Requests

Communication sits at the heart of any great relationship—including co-workers or different teams within a company. But as businesses grow, communication can dwindle. Ensuring different departments know what the others are up to can be a challenge. MeisterLabs, creators of MindMeister and MeisterTask found a simple fix. With team...read more
Formatter update · November 24, 2017

Updates to Our Built-In App, Formatter by Zapier: Line Item Support

Your client invoice or eCommerce order is made up of line items—for example, individual, itemized expenses on a receipt, order, invoice, or payment. This Formatter update adds support for these line items so you can use Zapier to automatically add each line item from an order to, say, a spreadsheet...read more
Formatter mention · October 31, 2017

Customer.io Automatically Standardizes Form Submissions for Reporting

When you work on a small team, odds are high that you have multiple responsibilities. Some of those tasks are probably shared, too, or jump department lines. Today might be a marketing project but tomorrow might have more of a sales or support slant to it. Maybe it's a project...read more
Formatter mention · September 26, 2017

How to Automatically Convert Markdown to HTML

Formatting text should be easy. Often, however, it's not. If you've ever opened a Word document in an earlier version of Word or in a different word processor app and then spent half an hour getting your formatting looking perfect again, you know how annoying rich text can be. Even...read more
Formatter mention · September 25, 2017

How to Change Date and Time Formats in Your Text Automatically

New Year's Day 2018 is on January 1, 2018 or Jan/1/18 in the US, but in much of the world it's on 1 January 2018 or 1/Jan/18. And the minute before might be 12:59 PM to one person, 23:59:59 to another. And to your computer, the time is 1514725140—the...read more
Formatter mention · September 22, 2017

How to Find and Replace Any Text in Your Documents

Your company just updated its name—it's not Apple Computer, Inc. anymore, now it's just Apple, Inc, and every reference you have to OS X needs to be replaced to macOS. Even more common: come New Years, all of your document headers and copyright footers will have the wrong year...read more

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